Paddl empowers emerging talent to record over 5,000 Experiences!

September 24, 2019
By Judith Baeta

At Paddl we are passionate about helping emerging talent discover, acquire and record their experience to better prepare them for the future of work. We often find that on traditional CVs, ‘experience’ is used as a synonym only for employment or internships. But we’re here to challenge that and take a stand for modern forms of experience! 

Since the launch of Activity Cards in October 2018, Paddl users have recorded over 5,000 experiences into their Paddl Profile. That’s almost 33,000 Skills acquired!

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360-Experiences

We believe that professional skills and experience can be learned anywhere. Whether you are interning at a multinational corporate, volunteering with a food bank, participating in a hackathon or even joining a sports team, those experiences help you develop skills. And those skills are and should be transferable to the workplace.

That’s why we’ve created Activity Cards - a representation of the real world activities that contribute to your professional experience and skills.

Paddl users are able to add their Education, Employment and Competition experiences from the current list of Activity Cards available. More activities and experience categories, such as Social and Volunteering, are coming soon! (Paddl Tip: Stay in the loop and vote for activities you’d like to see next in the Paddl Product Portal.)

Top 5 experiences recorded on Paddl Profiles today by Activity Cards

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Breakdown of Activity Cards by experiences categories

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A close look at some of the best Paddl Profiles

At each of our Paddl Games Challenges, the Challenger with the Best Paddl Profile is awarded a special mention from the Judging Panel.

Spoiler Alert! Participants in Paddl Games Challenges are able to add a new Activity Card from the Competition category. Haven’t been to Paddl Games yet but have participated in hackathons? You can add your Competition Activity Card too!

Here you can see some previous Best Profile winners and why we thought their profiles were great!

Daniel Marroquin is a Web Development graduate at General Assembly and first-time Challenger at the COSBOA Innovation Games (Victoria)  2018/19 - Day 5, supported by EnergyAustralia. Not only did Daniel do a great job in showcasing all of his experiences in his professional journey so far, but he also wrote a summary that showed off his personality, passions and career goals. We loved the use of Markdown to format his profile too!
Check out Daniel’s Paddl Profile here if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to improve yours!

Daniel receiving his prize from and Dominique Fisher, Paddl Co. CEO and Top XP Profile at Paddl!

Daniel receiving his prize from and Dominique Fisher, Paddl Co. CEO and Top XP Profile at Paddl!

Then, we met Sarah Cupitt at the Western Paddl Games with EnergyAustralia. She’s a first-year Bachelor of Communications (Journalism and Public Relations) student at Westen Sydney University. What was truly impressive about Sarah is the number of experiences she’s gained at such a young age. She has already added 27 Activity Cards, only behind our CEO at Paddl who’s top of the ladder of Paddl Profiles!

We recently interviewed Sarah about building confidence through experiences like Paddl Games. Go and read more about her professional journey so far!

This is Sarah and me (Judith) at the first Western Paddl Games. She took home a new experience to add to her Paddl Profile, a special mention and a Red Balloon voucher!

This is Sarah and me (Judith) at the first Western Paddl Games. She took home a new experience to add to her Paddl Profile, a special mention and a Red Balloon voucher!

Our third Top Profile is Sue Wong’s. She describes herself as a life designer. She just recently launched her own brand - aliensue - and is currently studying Business and Marketing at Envirotech Education on the Gold Coast. We met Sue at the launch of the National Innovation Games.

Sue also demonstrated a varied, long list of experiences she was able to record with Activity Cards in her Paddl Profile. Meet Sue here!

Are you ready to start your Paddl journey?

5,000 Activity Cards was our first milestone but we know there’s lots more to come as our community is adding new experiences daily! 

All you need to do is to create your Paddl Profile here and you’ll be able to add your first Activity Card straight away! If you already have a Paddl Profile, log in to add your newest experiences.