Portfolio

EDUCATION

2013 – Tallinn University of Technology, Master’s Programme in Personnel Development
1998 – 2004 International University Audentes (currently TUT), psychology, Bachelor’s degree. Diploma thesis: Factors facilitating the potential of job-seekers on the labour market
1991 – 1992 Tallinn Juhkentali Trade School, restaurant work
1979 – 1990 Rakvere High School of Sciences

FURTHER EDUCATION

2011 – 2015 Tallinn Psychodrama School, psychodrama director training (individual and group therapy)
2006 – 2010 Tallinn Psychodrama School, psychodrama implementer training
2004 – 2005 MTÜ Iseseisvad konsultandid/Independent Consultants, communication coach training
2003 – 2004 Äripäev Reporter School, teacher Tiit Hennoste
1994 – 1995 Jaan Tõnisson Institute, psychology
1993 – 1994 Suomen Laupuan Kauppaoppilaitos, Finnish foreign trade

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Supervisor training 2013 – 2014 Helsinki Moreno Institute Reijo Kauppila, Sirkku Aitolehti, Karin London
Various management training courses in presentation and testing 2011 – 2014 Proekspert lecturers of Tallinn University (Härmo Saarm, Toomas Lõhmuste, Barbi Pilvre, Reili Argus et.al and SLG Thomas International
Time management, holding meetings 2012 – 2015 Proekspert Kristjan Otsmann, Selge Pilt OÜ
Leaders Mentor Program 2011 – 2015 Proekspert Tuuli Vellama ja Aivar Simmermann, Tallinna Morenokeskus
Various personnel, financial and other courses 2001 – 2008 Äripäev Various Estonian and foreign top lecturers
Study weeks in career counselling in Finland and Denmark 2003 – 2007 SA Innove Foreign lecturers
Conferences on career-marketing and psychology 2001 – 2013 In Estonia and abroad Estonian and foreign lecturers

WORK EXPERIENCE

2006 – www.aaretesaar.ee trainer, lecturer-teacher, consultant, career counsellor, supervisor
2011 – Proekspert AS, workplace happiness specialist, establishment of the system for performance discussions, carrying out satisfaction surveys, establishment of organisational culture, managerial consultations
2001 – 2006 CV-Online, Baltic area marketing manager, establishment of www.cv.ee environment, leading projects “Virtual career fair”, “Sales guru”, communicating with media, development of products – services
1999 – 2001 Head of Regio AS Tallinn Map Store and distributor of cartography products
1996 – 1999 Viru Hotel, 22nd Floor Café (Argande OÜ), service manager
1995 – 1996 Tallinn Kaubamaja, advertising director
1994 – 1995 Hotel Olympia, Head administrator
1994 – 1995 Viking Line, travel consultant

MAJOR PROJECT BASED WORK

2012 – 2013 Estonian Film Database, training of 50+ unemployed in the humanitarian sector to be archivists of audio-visual works, career counsellor - psychologist in the project
2006 – 2012 Chief editor of Personali Praktik, monthly publication of Äripäev
2010 – 2012 www.karjäärinõu.ee content creation expert
2011 EU Social Fund project for activation of the unemployed in Ida-Viru County
2009 – 2011 ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting) programme “Job seeker” career counsellor and content consultant
2008 – Teacher at Rocca al Mare School, elective subject of career planning and teacher training in career counselling
2003 THINK project, re-introducing disabled people to labour market
2002 Phare career services enhancement project, labour market and IT services expert on Estonian behalf

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Estonian, Finnish, English

TITLES AND ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

EU award for an article on equality on labour market, co-author Merike Leesi
I am a member of the Association of Estonian Career Counsellors

HOBBIES

Theatre and Arthouse cinema, nature and gardening, pottery, psychology, reading, contemporary art, poetry, winter swimming, running, etc.

MAIN TRAINING SUBJECTS AND CLIENTS:

Differences and expectations of X, Y and Z generation. Employer’s brand. Principles and methods of career counselling. Labour market issues. Recruitment reputation, recruitment, establishment of career systems, time management, workplace happiness – myth or reality, motivation and coping with work-related stress, middle management executive as a key person in an organisation, holding performance discussion and 360 feedback, carrying out satisfaction surveys, etc.

LONG-TERM CLIENTS AND COOPERATION PARTNERS

Estonian Public Broadcasting,
Public Prosecutor’s Office,
Ministry of Justice,
Starman,
RMK/State Forest Management Centre,
Chancellery of the Riigikogu,
Valio,
Ericsson Eesti,
Pharmadule Eesti,
Private Forest Management Centre,
Police and Boarder Guard Board,
Selver AS,
Seesam Insurance,
Sorainen Law Office,
Tallinn University,
Tallinn University of Technology,
Tartu University Teacher Training College,
AHAA Centre,
Excellence Koolitus,
Addenda Koolitus,
Äripäeva koolitus,
Johannes Mihkelson Centre,
etc.

PUBLISHED BOOKS

“Kuidas võita maailma parim töökoht” (How to Win the Best Job in the World) , EE Kirjastus, 2005

“Karjääri keerdtrepp, ehk kuidas luua endale meelepärane tööelu” (Spiral Stairs of Career or How to Create Enjoyable Working Life), Äripäeva Kirjastus, 2006

“Tee unistuste töökohani” (Path to the Job of Your Dreams), EE Kirjastus, 2009

“Teistmoodi tegijad” (Doing Differently), Äripäeva Kirjastus, 2009

“Valmistun tööintervjuuks” (Prepping for a Job Interview), Äripäeva Kirjastus, 2010

“Eduard ja Pihla hakkavad töövarjudeks” (Eduard and Pihla Become Work Shadows), Koolibri Kirjastus, 2012

I have also published several works and articles in various Estonian publications on the subject of labour market, HR work and career, and given interviews to different TV and radio stations.