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About Richard Knowdell and The Knowdell Card Sorts


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The Career Values, Motivated Skills, Occupational Interest and Leisure/Retirement Activity card sorts were developed by Richard Knowdell, MS, NCC, NCCC, CDFI, CMF, NCDA Fellow.

Dick is the creator of the Knowdell 4-Step Career Transition Model and the Career Development and Job Search Profile that are used in training and certification workshops conducted around the world.

He is the author of six books, including:

In 1995, President Clinton appointed him to the Board of Examiners for the United States Foreign Service.

Dick is a past president of the California Career Development Association and in 2015 received their Life Time Achievement award.

He is also the past president of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Career Management Professionals, International.

He has trained and certified over 7,500 Job and Career Transition Coaches in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.