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CareerStorm NavigatorTM

Philosophy behind the product

Our career tools do not match profiles to suitable occupations. We focus on what the individual wants for their career and life. This approach makes the person the subject of the evaluation, not the object.

CareerStorm approach is based on constructivist career theory, which emphasizes the active role that each individual takes in the creation of personal and social realities. For example, there is no one career choice that suits an individual the best, but each person has the resources to pursue many alternative career paths.

Similarly, the perfect career opportunity is not somewhere "out there", but individuals must use their unique resources and experiences to create new and better opportunities. CareerStorm empowers individuals to engage in meaningful and transformative dialogues about their career and life.

About CareerStorm Navigator

  • Online tool for career/life self-reflection.
  • Web-based & hosted No install necessary (Software-as-a-Service)
  • Administered by career development professionals to individuals or groups they work with.
  • Licensed to Monster.com in 15 countries in 9 languages 2000-2003.
  • Has been used by over 200 000 users from over 80 countries.
  • Recommended by the author of "What Color is Your Parachute?"
  • Currently available in 3 language versions: English, Finnish and Swedish.

Provides

  • A map and compass for navigating one's career and life.
  • Selection of seven (7) career tools focusing on current position, desired destination, unique personal resources (subjects of interest, skills, values, style) and comparing career options for formulating an action plan.

Benefits to individual

  • Insight and critical thinking
  • Systematic process for exploring unique life-experiences
  • Appreciative approach that focuses attention on strengths
  • Foundation for a personally meaningful dialogue
  • Practical career skills for life-long career development

How is it unique?
Alternative to test&tell approaches, holistic approach to career/life, constructivist theory, personal meaning and stories, appreciative approach, system for both career and human development, life-long learning tool.

Testimonials
     » Career professionals' testimonials.
     » Individuals' testimonials.

Does this career tool suggest suitable occupations?
No. Our career tools do not offer information about occupations or suggest which occupations are suitable. We focus on personal meaning, empowerment and building career skills for life. Individuals will develop awareness and insight that will help them sort through the abundance of information available for them everyday.

What is it based on?
CareerStorm Navigator tools are based on the fundamental principle that individuals are actively involved in constructing their own reality. We recognize the individual to be the best expert in his or her own life. We believe it is the role of the career professional to bring out this expertise so our clients can best design a career and life they want.

Software-as-a-Service (Saas):
CareerStorm Navigator is delivered to you online, by the Software-as-a-Service model. The value you will experience far exceeds what you have experienced with traditional software. Your benefits include:

  • potential to decrease your total cost of ownership by up to 75%
  • Reduce risk and decrease time to value
  • hosted solution up and running in a matter of hours
  • same level of capabilities, customization, security, and integration as an installed solution, with the added convenience of anywhere, anytime Web access
  • centralized feature updating, which obviates the need for downloadable patches and upgrades