Career Portfolios: Creating Your Career Collage

Career Portfolios communicate your professional story beyond a resume’s capability. The career portfolios my students recently submitted as one of their assignments have inspired this month’s article.

Whether you are a job seeker, career changer, or happily building your career with your current employer, a career portfolio can help you create a balanced and fulfilling work life. I recently asked my students to submit a career portfolio as one of their assignments. Some students are new to the world of work, while others are planning their second or even third career. Whatever their story, their portfolios conveyed a powerful message about who they are professionally.  From an employer perspective, any reservation about hiring or promoting a candidate ‘light’ on relevant work experience completely dissolved.

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Teaching to Personality Type (Part 2)

The following article is the second part of a two-part series on Teaching to Personality Type. Read Part 1 to review some popular learning styles for different MBTI® personality types.  Here’s what I reaffirmed when I put my insight to use in the classroom….

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Can You Use The MBTI® With Multi-Cultural Teams?

This month’s article has been inspired by an e-mail I received from one of my readers.

In light of Toronto’s multicultural environment, does the MBTI® produce useful results in diverse work groups?  In other words, has the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) been tested for cultural bias in addition to measures of reliability and validity? Continue reading Can You Use The MBTI® With Multi-Cultural Teams?