Martin Kimeldorf's Shared Words

Workplace journal

This guided journal-workbook gives students a chance to examine the success of their the job site through the process of journal writing. The journal encourages new workers to sharpen their critical observation and reflective-thinking habits.

Students involved in work experience, adult education, special education, and cooperative education learning experiences are asked to analyze the success factors in their work settings. In one lesson, students may be asked to describe the worker who gets along best with the boss, speculate on the reasons for the success, and then analyze what they have in common with this worker.

Another assignment encourages students to speak with their supervisors to find out the specific policy for absenteeism, probation, or promotion. A journal worksheet may guide a student in speaking with the employer about work performance evaluations or letters of reference. Additional current topics include humor and stress in the work place. Originally published by EBSCO and later by ATC Learning.

Educators Job Search

This special title contains quick-and-easy, step-by-step method for job-hunting teachers. The steps and examples illustrate how to identify marketable skills, network for leads, write effective resumes and letters, prepare for interviews, how to plan effective follow-up. In addition, there are tips about positions in college positions as well as jobs outside education. The appendix includes sample letters and resumes. Originally published by the National Education Association.

Career & Job Seeking

Portfolio power

​With a foreword by Joyce Kennedy

Portfolios are not just for artists and writers anymore. Portfolio Power illustrates the many different ways portfolios can be used in a professional career. This important graphical document can be presented in paper, in-person, and over the net. It is a highly effective way to visually document your skills, knowledge, and progression in your field. Career portfolio expert Martin Kimeldorf shows how to use a portfolio to:

- Make career decisions about transitioning to new jobs
- Manage lifelong learning as well as securing credits for prior life experience
- Secure financial backing for start ups, or marketing your own business
- Assist in the transition from military to civilian work
- Demonstrate a job seeker’s value during an interview
- Negotiate raises and promotions
- Design your portfolio for distribution on the Internet

Numerous examples are included from the author's 25 year experience in making and using career portfolios. 181 pages. (Former print publisher: Peterson's Publishing Group, 1997 undated in 2008.)