Start Your Job Search Hard and Fast

 

  BY CHRISTINE NOWICKI, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – CHICAGO

 

As a career transition coach, people often say during our initial meeting that they are thinking about taking some time off and ask me for my opinion on whether or not this is a good idea.  I typically ask them … Read more

Online Portfolios: The Evolution of Sharing Professional Achievements

 

  BY CLARA NYDAM, CAREER PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL – MADISON

 

Online Portfolios: The Evolution of Sharing Professional AchievementsIf your work involves creating documents, designing websites, developing plans, creating spreadsheets, or anything that would be more clearly explained using a visual format, an e-portfolio will help you communicate your capabilities much more clearly than a traditional resume. These … Read more

A Business Case for the Use of Assessment Tools in Talent Management

 

 

Assessment Tools (aka psychometric assessments) are growing in popularity among businesses worldwide for talent management, as well as by individuals for personal professional development and career planning. A scientifically proven instrument can be of significant value for matching … Read more

Understanding and Effectively Communicating Our Professional Value Part Two: Cover Letters and the Challenges of Print Representation

As we discussed last week, value and accomplishment statements effectively represent us and our professional wherewithal to others during a job search. Statements like these provide clear and concise information to others about our professional accomplishments and skills, and utilized effectively, support our successful transition into a new career role. … Read more

Understanding and Effectively Communicating Our Professional Value Part One: Value and Accomplishment Statements

Understanding our professional value and then successfully communicating that value to the right people in the right way, is quintessential to both creating interest in and differentiating ourselves within the talent marketplace. When developing our personal marketing strategy, the challenge is that we don’t truly appreciate the bandwidth or accumulation … Read more