The ICCS Career Exploration System provides a platform for both incremental career steps and more groundbreaking career transitions. It can be used by:
• Students moving from higher education to first jobs
• Experienced workers seeking new jobs
• Seasoned workers considering career shifts
• Retirees planning encore careers
Basically, this tool is for anyone considering a new chapter in their lives, especially those who wish to succeed in their careers. The process builds on the uniqueness of a person's career
"I cannot say enough about how my experience with the ICCS impacted my own career. I had survived a massive layoff at my former company, my career was in neutral, I knew I needed help, and I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the ICCS. Working with my consultant I was able to center on a set of important career themes, and what action steps I needed to take for each of them. Even when a goal seemed far off, the ICCS forced to me think about how I could achieve it. I'm now working for a different company in a better environment and position. My career themes are largely the same, but my action steps keep changing. Today, the ICCS provides a living document of milestones reached and further action steps to be taken."
"The ICCS system was invaluable in helping me better understand past career decisions as well as the drivers that motivate me professionally. It's a systematic approach that forces you to dig beneath the surface and thoroughly examine the reasons why you work, the skills you've developed and the work relationships you've created along the way. Armed with this information, I am able to make more intelligent and better-informed career decisions."
"The ICCS career exploration exercise helped me to advance my understanding of my working motivations, the core skills and knowledge I possess and the way I interact within my network. The results became a foundation for my future career. I am sure many others will also gain valuable insights from this distinctive and easy-to-use tool!"
"I found the ICCS to be an extremely useful tool in helping me determine what I want from my work experiences, as well as a possible path that I can take to achieve success in my professional and personal life."
"I have been using the ICCS since its inception, and have found it an incredibly useful tool when working with my clients, from university graduates to senior military professionals and retirees. I find the ICCS invaluable when working with groups of individuals, some of whom may not feel comfortable talking about themselves in relation to their careers. It helps my clients to step back and focus on what is important to them at work, and in their private lives too. The reports are a great guide for delving into the detail, and my clients like the fact that they can see not only their key motivators, values, skills etc., but reveal previously overlooked areas they come to see as empowering, enlightening and informative."
"The ICCS career development system is intuitive, creative and practical in its use, and allows the user to develop personalized stories and interpretations of their career. This is what makes the ICCS a powerful career tool. It enables the career owner to clarify and develop a personal and unique meaning of career alongside practical plans. I have also found that clients who are not naturally intuitive or creative just need encouragement to trust the process and continue on with the initial phases. and iIn doing so, they are astounded by the results in the final step of creating personalized action plans."
"For more than 20 Years I have been coaching academics who want to achieve in their jobs, or are unemployed and are looking for a new job. I have used all manner of theories and technologies, and concluded that the online ICCS is one of my favorite tools - and at the same time one of the most successful ones. To ask about my clients’ knowing-why, knowing-how and knowing-whom helps them to find their personal answers for landing a matching job. Even more so, the ICCS leads to the necessary steps for clients to pursue further personal success."
"I came across ICCS during my PhD studies. At the time I was quite overwhelmed - a mother of three striving for my PhD, building my own consultancy business and trying to be a good partner for my husband. The stepwise approach of the methodology forces you to write down your professional life story and let it speak to you, and offered me much needed space to gather my own thoughts. Now, after working as an ICCS coach for over four years, I continue to enjoy seeing how my clients discover their future by having structured insight into their past. I recommend the ICCS for everybody who is about to make a serious career decision has just lost their motivation. The ICCS works!"
"I have used the ICCS extensively with executive students at both London Business School and IMD. It is the most effective tool I have seen for helping individuals help themselves along their career journeys. Rather than finding the "ideal box" for you to fit in, it helps you to map the space in which you will do your best work and develop in the ways most important to you."
"The ICCS online system is an exceptional tool for better understanding one’s career motivations. The system provides participants with a thorough and practical means to make sense of their career aspirations, and in turn to take significant career development actions. I have successfully used the ICCS in both English and French since 2014 in my business school career management courses. The feedback from students is consistently positive, with many commenting on the clarity they have gained in managing their own careers."
"We use ICCS in our Business Administration Masters of Science specialization in HRM. The peer-coaching tool is part of our Careers and Organization course and is used to highlight how individual careers can serve organizations, and how organizations can serve individual careers. Students love the experience, and it provides great input for follow-up sessions addressing meaningful work, talent development, and related topics. It also broadens the students’ awareness of workforce diversity beyond the usual indicators of gender, age and ethnicity."
"I use the Spanish version of the ICCS with incoming MBA students at my university. Students choose their cards before starting the program, and work with a peer coach upon their arrival. They absolutely love it! It is a great way to set the scene for a program that will focus on their development as professionals, and not just on incorporating new knowledge. During the whole program the peer coaches keep accessing the website to track progress, share materials, and stay connected with an assigned professional coach. By the end of the program many describe their peer coaches as “a new sibling”.
The ICCS® provide a platform for both incremental careers steps and more ground-breaking careers transitions
The ICCS® is a career exploration system specifically designed to support professional career development in the knowledge-driven economy.