Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To continue on with my post on getting level during divorce, I’m offering working definitions of 3 of my favorite ability descriptors which are: Employability, Hireability and Placeability Although my vocational assessment and evaluation assignments span a variety of jurisdictions and are designed to meet referral needs, the concepts of Employability, Hireability and Placeability remain… Continue reading Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

A Bouquet of Gerbera to Share, Along with My Vocational Assessment Services

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’d like to share a beautiful bouquet of gerbera daisy with you, my Attorney Reader! With these flowers, I remind myself of how valuable you are to me as my client and how I am specially equipped to serve you as your consultant. Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to look around… Continue reading A Bouquet of Gerbera to Share, Along with My Vocational Assessment Services

Simply Yet Methodically Defined…Transferable Skills Unfold During Vocational Assessment!

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a fundamental guide, I agree with and adopted a simple definition of “transferable skills” as: those versatile skills that can be used effectively in a number of different roles. Good definition! Transferable skills are universal skills — you can transfer them from one type of work to another without much effort on your part… Continue reading Simply Yet Methodically Defined…Transferable Skills Unfold During Vocational Assessment!

The Many Uses and Benefits of Vocational Evaluations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vocational assessment and evaluation services become an integral component in vocational rehabilitation. Depending on the perspective, the service I offer is useful for many different applicable purposes and offers many corresponding benefits. And I’ll provide the best service you need at the right time! A vocational assessment and evaluation can be used to: prepare a… Continue reading The Many Uses and Benefits of Vocational Evaluations

People and Their Pets…Got Cat? A Good Vocational Assessment Question to Ask

Reading Time: 5 minutes Originally published on: Dec 17, 2012/updated Dec 17, 2019 and posted again today! When I meet with an individual to perform a vocational assessment, I ask questions to gather information about their work and life background. One question I ask, underlying other questions regarding psycho-social factors, is about pet ownership. Asking about pet ownership during… Continue reading People and Their Pets…Got Cat? A Good Vocational Assessment Question to Ask

Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Randy has taught the wonderfully well-behaved youth in our community (hee hee) since 1992 as an instructor for the Des Moines Public School District. He teaches at Scavo High School (which as of this writing on 2/17/2020 will soon be dismantled) and Randy will be moving on to a new program(for sure) at a new… Continue reading Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Vocational Evaluators: 3 Roles in 1. Germs, Competitors, and a Shredder Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my Iowa State Days and into the Fall of 1994, one course I recall quite well was Microbiology. Here I am, a new mother, messing around in a laboratory with germs. Okay, microbiology is better defined as “The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.” Luckily I… Continue reading Vocational Evaluators: 3 Roles in 1. Germs, Competitors, and a Shredder Help!

Assessment, Assessment, Assessment and More Assessment! Need Your Client Assessed?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I performed a self-assessment and wrote a paper titled “Self-Assessment of Competencies for Entry Level Health Educators” for the School Health course I took while attending Iowa State University in the fall of 1994. Self Assessment I remember typing my paper on a Power Mac and using a dot matrix printer! Remember how to carefully… Continue reading Assessment, Assessment, Assessment and More Assessment! Need Your Client Assessed?