All students are required to complete a portfolio!! All contents of the portfoli

All students are required to complete a portfolio!! All contents of the portfolio must be uploaded in one PDF document. Please take the assignment seriously. Previous students have used their portfolios to assist with securing employment. The required contents of your portfolio are listed below.
Philosophy Statement (25 points): Develop a philosophy statement. The purpose of the philosophy statement is to exemplify your passion for the criminal justice profession and to display your beliefs and long-term goals as it relates to criminal justice. Your philosophy statement should be at least one paragraph and should not exceed one page. It should also stand alone on page #1.
2 Cover Letters (25points): Please review the previous assignment to obtain the required format of the cover letter. Your cover letters should reflect the job descriptions that will be submitted with this assignment. Therefore, you are required to submit a cover letter for each job. If the cover letters do not fit the attached job applications, you will not receive any points for this section of the portfolio.
Job Application (25 points): Each student is required to apply to one criminal justice job announcement at www.usajobs.gov and another job announcement at www.civilservice.louisiana.gov. A copy of the job applications reflecting the minimum qualifications and job description is required for each application. I am aware that some of you do not desire to work directly in the criminal justice field and plan to attend law school or graduate school. Do not submit any links in your portfolio.
Resume (25 points): The PDF submission must have a functional resume and a curriculum vitae. Please remember that functional resumes focus on your experiences and should emphasize how you are a suitable candidate.
Cover Letter Format
Your Name (This can also be the name of the recruiter, or director of the department). Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Dear Employer’s Name: (It is important to personalize your cover letter by using an actual name. Utilize Handshake, LinkedIn, or call the organization directly to find this information.)
(First paragraph) Introduce yourself. Indicate the reason you are writing, the specific position for which you are applying, and how you heard about the opening. Briefly express why you are interested in the position, or why you are applying to this company. If you are inquiring about jobs in general, and if no specific opening exists, indicate your interest in career opportunities within your desired field. You may also find it helpful to write a “thesis statement” as your final sentence, which will guide the reader through the rest of your document.
(Second paragraph) Highlight your education and/or skills. This could mean including information on your major, research projects, relevant coursework, study abroad, or other Georgetown experiences. Be sure to connect these highlights to the position you are applying for. Keep in mind, these do not have to be content matches but can include skills such as communication, writing, critical analysis, quantitative, etc.
While some students will focus the entirety of this paragraph on education, consider whether this is a good fit for you. If it makes more sense to first highlight professional accomplishments or other activities because it will make you a stronger candidate, then it is important to do so.
(Third paragraph) Highlight your professional accomplishments. This could include paid positions, internships, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, athletics, etc. Look at your resume and choose three or four achievements that demonstrate skills the employer is looking for. Look back at the job description for key terms and think about where you have demonstrated that qualification or skill.
(Fourth paragraph) The closing. Refer the reader to your resume. Request an interview (if appropriate) and give a final reason or summary statement about why the employer should consider you as a candidate. Thank the employer for considering you for the position.

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