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Date:2/25/2008

Online Career Recommendations Customized For Each Individual

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio Career Center (http://www.BioCareerCenter.com), an online job board and careers tool site for life-science professionals, and AdvisorTeam (http://www.AdvisorTeam.com), an innovative leader in online personality assessments, have joined forces to provide a new, focused program for a specialized group of skilled workers. The two companies today unveiled a personality-based test which produces customized career recommendations for those in clinical and life-science fields.

"As Bio Career Center is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life-science Ph.D.s and M.D.s, it's a natural fit for AdvisorTeam's customized personality tools which can target specific career paths for this challenging industry," said Kip Parent, CEO of AdvisorTeam.

Bio Career Center features a jobs board that gathers the life-sciences postgraduate and clinical communities of each member school into one place. Bio Career Center's staff works with employers and provides deep, rich content focused on all of the alternatives that life-sciences Ph.D.s and M.D.s have before them. The company also works with higher learning institutions including: University of California, Berkeley, Caltech, Scripps Institute, Stanford, University of California at San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington. Last month, Bio Career Center added Emory University, University of Colorado Denver and Vanderbilt University to its fold, rounding out an already elite consortium of higher education institutions. This experience is combined with AdvisorTeam's professionals who have created an online enabled technology to help people and organizations better understand themselves and others.

"There are loads of personality tests out there and a lot are used in business for team building, but what AdvisorTeam has done, is rigorously developed its capability to help people figure out how their personality fits with their career choice," said Nick Folger, president of Bio Career Center. "I believe the collaboration of AdvisorTeam and Bio Career Center will help address the needs of life-science postgraduates."

AdvisorTeam has a successful track record of producing results such as increased team effectiveness and productivity by matching individuals to their career interests, AdvisorTeam improves employee communication and reducing workplace conflict by helping individuals better understand themselves and those around them through career counseling and job placement. More than 30 million people around the globe have used the Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II, including many Fortune 500 companies, major universities and the U.S. government and military.

"Understanding your personality is of tremendous importance when looking for a career that will not only fit your area of expertise, but provide professional satisfaction," said Parent. "We find time and again, the people who find success and are passionate about their work are well matched based on personality to their chosen profession."

About Bio Career Center

Bio Career Center features a jobs board that gathers the life sciences postgraduate and clinical communities of each member school into one place, a staff that liaises with employers and deep and rich content that focuses on all of the alternatives that life sciences Ph.D.'s and M.D.'s have before them. Bio Career Center can be accessed via member (university) Web sites or at http://www.BioCareerCenter.com. The service is free to students and alumni of member institutions.

About AdvisorTeam

AdvisorTeam's patented web enabled products and services are used by academic, corporate and government organizations to improve interpersonal communications, team building, learning styles and to facilitate individual self-understanding. Our mission is to provide these organizations affordable and useful tools to achieve a greater understanding of people. Using Keirsey(TM) Temperament Theory(TM) and the Keirsey(TM) Temperament Sorter(R)-II (KTS-II), AdvisorTeam has developed diverse applications and services to achieve this mission. AdvisorTeam has provided the KTS-II to over 20 million people from 140 countries and in 7 different languages. It is currently being used in many Fortune 500 companies, by major universities, the US Government and US Military. For more information, visit http://www.advisorteam.org.

Bio Career Center Contact:

Ms. M.C. Eckard

877-862-4656, Ext. 108

mc@biocareercenter.com

AdvisorTeam Contact:

Katherine Verducci

McGrath/Power Public Relations

(408) 727-0351 Ext. 769

katherinev@mcgrathpower.com


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