• New Skill Maps With Learning Labels

    Smart new functionality for representing Skill Maps from learning labels. Use the same smart user interface to create the labels and reference education, higher education, and training standards, get Skill Maps. And they will be interactive…

  • Where is Technology Taking Us?

    For better or worse, technology is going to significantly transform our lives in the next decade. Pew Research Center conducted a survey, Digital Life in 2025: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs, where they canvassed leading thinkers with open-ended questions about job displacement, education, and social policy due to new technology. Here are some… Continue Reading

  • Gamify Building And Validating Skills

    Why not gamify the process of building and validating skills (stages of a skills-based approach)? Most of us enjoy playing games, so why not make the process of validating skills fun – take out some of the formality when it feels like a chore.  It is already happening with computer programmers who are notoriously competitive. They… Continue Reading

  • A Standardized Test To Identify Reasons For The Skills Gap

    One partial solution to address the skills gap – employers not filling jobs, while professionals are seeking employment – is the Collegiate Learning Assessment, which is a standardized test for college graduates and early career professionals.  It is designed to understand an aptitude with transferable skills (or “critical thinking skills”) for job preparedness, in a… Continue Reading

  • STEM Funnel, Skills-Based Approach

    Supporting STEM (“science, technology, engineering and mathematics”) programs are becoming increasingly important in education policy. The last two presidents have created or amended initiatives to improve the preparedness of our workforce in STEM fields (Bush with the American Competiveness Initiative and Obama with Mathematics and Science Partnership)[1] It impacts our economy and job market, especially… Continue Reading

  • You Should Have A Personal Website

    I want to summarize some of the key points from the last three blogs where I discussed what might replace the traditional resume and the concept of a professional identity and incorporated insights from publications by reputable authors (Dan Schawbel in Forbes, Sudy Bharadwaj in Mashable , and Susanne Markgren in College & Research Libraries). In this blog, I want… Continue Reading

  • Can Social Media Replace a Resume?

    In the Mashable article “4 Reasons Recruiters Should Stop Accepting Traditional Resumes” ,  Sudy Bharadwaj argues social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Tumblr should become the focal point in an employment evaluation, replacing the traditional resume.  His approach is different from building an “online presence” or professional identity (discussed in an earlier blog What is… Continue Reading