Features

Lifting Educational and Career Barriers for Hispanic Youth

By Denise Ocampo

While Hispanic students are entering college at increasingly higher rates, factors including lack of career development resources often result in low graduation rates. Flow, a positive psychology approach, can increase motivation and move these students beyond barriers to professional success. Assessments can provide opportunity for Flow when combined with SMART goals.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Positive Impact of Career Planning Courses: Applying Narrative Strategies to Empower Teaching and Practice

By Michael J. Stebleton and Mark Franklin

The successful implementation of career planning courses can foster effective management skills for both undergraduate and graduate students. Narrative approaches serve as effective strategies. This article explores the rationale and overview of two classes – one in Toronto, Canada; the other at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA. Strategies for career educators are provided.

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Independent Practice

Preparing Your Client to be a STAR Interviewee in a Behavioral Interview

By Kevin Nash

Your client has an important job interview. You worked with her on the obvious job search preparation tips: research the company, look your best, etc., but all the candidates will be doing this. Take the next step by helping her prepare for a behavioral interview.

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K-12

Responding to Students’ Career Development Needs by Promoting Career Literacy

By Amanda M. Galvan and Aracely Negrete

There is a significant gap between the transition from high school to college in terms of career decision-making guidance. Too many students are unable to see the connection between their program of study and the tangible opportunities in the labor market (Symonds, et al., 2011). This article aims to assist school counselors in developing programs that enhance career outcomes by closing the existing gap.

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Post-Secondary

Career Development & Planning: A Comprehensive Approach (5th edition)

Book Review by Dawn Friedman and Brian Montalvo

Reardon, Lenz, Peterson, and Sampson bring over 115 years of combined professional experience in career theory and practice at the college level to the 5th edition of Career Development & Planning: A Comprehensive Approach. See what’s been updated, read a short interview with the lead author, and learn how it can impact your institution’s delivery of career services.

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Workplaces

When Clients Seek Second Careers in Healthcare

By Allison Peterson

Healthcare careers are growing at a fast pace and are attracting many newcomers pursuing a second career. What career professionals and their clients may not realize is that several features of the healthcare workplace can present unique challenges to second career workers. This article addresses two such healthcare challenges, describes options and includes guidance for addressing these issues with your clients.

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NCDA News

The Process for Achieving New and Improved Resources for Career Development Practitioners

By Janet Wall and Amanda Sargent

NCDA provides links to Internet Sites for Career Planning. A recent significant update resulted in a newly organized webpage and links. We encourage career development practitioners to link to this webpage and use these sites with clients.

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Tech Tips

Modernize Your Communications with Two Easy Tools

Do you write newsletters or emails to inform your clients about job search trends or to share tips and tools? Are you in charge of your school’s LinkedIn account and in need of attractive content? Here are two tools that will help your communications look more modern and aide the user's digestion of the information. 1)  Canva: Enables the novice to create captivating graphics for web or print.  2)  The Noun Project: Search and download free icons to simplify your communication. Have fun with these tools while getting your message across!

Tip provided by Liz Matthews, Linkedin.com/in/lizmatt

 

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