Features

Later Chapters with Nancy Schlossberg

By Rich Feller

This is the first of a series of interviews with experienced NCDA leaders as they offer insights about “later chapters” and navigating a lifetime of transitions. This project hopes to add to the knowledge base of ageless aging, transitions, and questions critical to developing career development leaders.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Defining Career Consultation

By Chadwick Royal

The purpose of this article is to define career consultation and to describe how it is different from other career development activities.

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Independent Practice

Why Talented People Disengage Quietly

By Sunitha Narayanan

This article describes observations and exercises a coach can implement to help employees and their employers recognize and address the underlying process of disengagement.

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K-12

Applying the I-search Approach to Student Directed Career Exploration

By Terry Templeton

An I-Search report is traditionally known as an informal research paper about a topic of interest to the writer, developed by Ken Macrorie in the late 1980’s. Using the I-Search method for students to explore future careers makes the exploration process more meaningful, relevant and engaging.

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Post-Secondary

Balancing Between Dreams and Reality: Practical Suggestions Originating from Motivational Interviewing

By Shékina Rochat

Due to the constraints of reality, career counselors often have to moderate their clients’ aspirations. However, this process is uneasy, as it may dishearten clients and jeopardize the counseling relationship. This article highlights how adopting an evocative stance based on motivational interviewing principles is likely to help career counselors find a balance between encouraging dreams and taking reality into account.

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Workplaces

What Career Counselors Need to Know About Refugees

By Shadin Atiyeh

In response to the negative stereotypes of refugees, the crisis in Syria, and the wavering commitment to increase arrivals to the United States, the career counseling profession has a role in advocating for and serving refugees. This article offers a background on the refugee experience and how career counselors can respond.

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NCDA News

The Joy of Working: Positive Approaches to Work, Career, & Life

By David Reile and Mary Ann Powell

Please join NCDA with more than a thousand career development contemporaries in Orlando, Florida, June 28-30, 2017 for the annual NCDA conference. Bring your family and friends and plan to come early and stay late. This will be a joyful conference!

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Tech Tips

Gain Security with a Password Manager

Job seekers are juggling numerous passwords as they create profiles on dozens of different companies’ websites and job portals. Counselors too have many passwords for office management or online assessment sites. One solution for forgotten passwords is to use a password management tool. There are a number of free or inexpensive options, all serving the same purpose: easing access to what you want to do. Make sure to research the safety and encryption of various options (and they comply with any IT guidelines at your organization). Once you find the right one, though, you only need to remember ONE password instead of dozens to access everything in your life, manage your office or apply to that perfect job.

Tip provided by Gordon Helle, gordon.helle@capella.edu

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