OptimalResume partners with Rice University, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, University of Tampa, and University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation to launch InterviewUp

Career Climbers / 29th May 2017

OptimalResume.com, Inc., a premier provider of online career learning software since 2005, has announced new partnerships with Rice University, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, University of Tampa, and University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation to beta test InterviewUp, the company’s new mobile career readiness and competencies discovery platform.

InterviewUp provides a collaborative space for stakeholders to develop career management skills and demonstrate critical competencies with complete career tools, job search and interview video coaching, flexible assessments and badging capabilities. Customizable community spaces, authoring tools and role-based access enable community administrators to design the user experience and manage access to a rich competencies database that includes member profiles, competencies assessments, assignments, quizzes, portfolios, interviews, badges and more.

“We want to empower learners to succeed in an environment of rapid change by providing tools, education and a network of support for their career journey,” said Dave McNasby, InterviewUp Founder and OptimalResume CEO. “With the pace of innovation and high stakes of education, it’s crucial that learners and institutions become demand-driven and focus on growth areas and employer-verified competencies.”

InterviewUp is built on the O*NET occupation database and CareerOneStop industry competency models, and includes extensive libraries of occupation and industry competencies rubrics to help learners understand employer-verified criteria and build targeted competencies profiles and assessments with aligned academic and co-curricular evidence. Students demonstrate soft skills and hard skills through a mix of video interviews, portfolios, quizzes, assignments and assessments, and they can receive endorsements from community-approved assessors. Administrators manage employer access to their community’s competencies database, and educators can develop learning outcomes and rubrics to assess student mastery and connect learning to institutional goals.

“According to recent data from LinkedIn, Millennials change jobs every two years or less,” McNasby said. “We want to provide a long-term space for students and job seekers to practice and improve career management skills, assess and communicate competencies, and stay connected to their institution.”

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