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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Top Ten MBTI® Reading List

This month’s blog has been inspired by the many questions I receive on how to ‘self-study’ your way into understanding personality type.

Check out these great books on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® for a good read as well as longer-term benefit potential. (You can purchase hyperlinked book titles directly from amazon.ca)

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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?

Choosing An Assessment Tool: Which One To Use?

DISC. True Colours. Personality Dimensions. MBTI. These are just some of the many self-assessment tools available on the market. It’s no wonder that there’s a lot of confusion about the best choice.

So how do you choose? Continue reading Choosing An Assessment Tool: Which One To Use?