Was the Rockport Institute worth the money?
November 20, 2009 2:26 PM   Subscribe

Anyone ever used the Rockport Institute before? Was it helpful?
posted by Rubbstone to Work & Money (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hm. I work in (media and tech) hiring in NY-NJ and I've not heard of Nicholas Lore or the Pathfinder/Rockport consultancy. That "Website ©2007 Rockport Institute Ltd." doesn't inspire confidence either.

My instinct says "in the business of selling books to the indecisive", but that's a gut reaction.
posted by rokusan at 3:01 PM on November 20, 2009


Their website is completely unprofessional; I assume the rest of the company is the same.
posted by jeffamaphone at 4:06 PM on November 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Pathfinder is an excellent and thoughtful guide to seeking out a career filled with passion. The Rockport center testing process & counseling is modestly helpful.
posted by shivohum at 9:22 PM on November 20, 2009


Their website is completely unprofessional; I assume the rest of the company is the same.

Actually as a web developer and designer I can tell you that there is almost no correlation between the quality of a website and the quality of the company behind it. Or, more accurately: if a company has an excellent website, it does not mean that they are excellent; it simply means that they were lucky enough to hire an excellent web development/design firm.
posted by Deathalicious at 1:22 AM on November 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


...if a company has an excellent website, it does not mean that they are excellent...

I agree completely. However, the inverse is, in my completely anecdotal experience, more highly correlated. Put another way, the website for a company is like a resume for a job applicant. I don't want to interview someone who hasn't put some time and effort into making the resume professional to contemporary standards (however low they may be).

But we digress from the point of the question. I apologize for the derail.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:43 AM on November 22, 2009


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