Paddl Launches Activity Cards, Helping You Collect Real World Experience And Showcase It Like Never Before

January 15, 2019
By Chris Girardi

Paddl is excited to announce the release of Activity Cards to all our Paddlrs - a new way to track your experience and showcase it to potential employers.

Everyone’s journey is unique, and everyone’s experiences are different. It’s those experiences that make you stand out, and they’re exactly what we want to help you share. That’s why we’ve created Activity Cards - a representation of the real world activities that contribute to your professional experience and skills.

We’re excited to officially announce the launch of Paddl Activity Cards to all our Paddlrs, along with a new and improved profile timeline! All this comes with the ability to choose from over 50,000 skills to highlight how you grew from each experience. Eventually each experience can be paired with an activity card which you will collect in your Paddl Profile, much like collecting football  cards.

Easily Categorise Your Activities

When you go to add an Activity Card to your Paddl Profile, you’ll first be prompted to choose a Category.

You can add activity cards for your Education and for Competitions, with Activity Cards for Employment coming soon!

The Education Category currently includes Activity Cards for your High School, Course, Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor Degree and Master Degree activities.

The Competition Category currently includes Activity Cards for Paddl Games Challenges.

Once you’ve selected a category, you’ll be prompted to select an activity from a dropdown box. You’ll then be prompted to complete the Details, Skills and  Duration Sections.

Showcase Your Experience

Each activity card has 3 Sections in which to capture information - the Details of the activity (such as its name and where you did it), the Skills you gained and the Duration of the activity.

The duration Section also shows your progress bar - a visual indicator of the time remaining until you complete an activity (or a giant tick if it’s all done!) This is a great way to track your progress and identify which skills you’re actively developing.

You can find out more about the specifics of completing each Section here, but remember - you need to complete each Section to submit and save your Activity Card to your Paddl Profile.

Track Your Professional Journey

Once you create some Activity Cards, you’ll be able to view them in their order of completion (or estimated completion) in your Paddl Profile’s Experience Tab. Employers will see this timeline once you apply for an opportunity. So, you’ll want to make sure you’re always updating your profile with your latest activities!

Collaborate With The Paddl Team

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We’ve made Paddl to serve our Paddlrs. To that end, we’ve implemented a collaborative development process where our Paddlrs can vote for the Activity Cards they’d most like to see in our upcoming feature releases or ‘Packs.’ You can find out about our first two releases here.

If you can’t find the card you’re after, you can vote for activities you’d like to see added from the Categories selection menu. In fact, why not give it a go now?

It’s Showtime

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Employers are ready for your application, so what are you waiting for? Add your first activity cards today and start showing off everything that makes you great!

All you need to do is log into your Paddl Profile, or create one here. It’s completely free, and will mean you’re the first to know when we add new Packs, have new opportunities available from top employers, or are accepting applications for our next Paddl Games Challenge - one profile that will help you unlock your potential and level-up your experience in 2019.