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National Long-Term Jobs Outlook

National Long-Term Jobs Outlook

By Charles J. Lehman

Federal government ten-year projections of the US economy provide valuable information for career development professionals. While employment prospects look particularly favorable in health care and information technology, job opportunities will exist in almost all industries and occupations.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Bringing Theories to Life in the Classroom: Career Construction Theory

By Lisa Cardello and Jonathan Wiley

Career Construction Theory (CCT) posits that individuals construct their careers through subjective interpretation of experiences, integrating personal traits, life themes, and social influences to shape their vocational identities. Innovative teaching strategies are offered to support counselor educators in preparing students to learn core principles of CCT and apply the theory.

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Independent Practice

Your Clients Need a Job Search Project Plan- Here’s Why!

Your Clients Need a Job Search Project Plan- Here’s Why!

By Paul Cecala

It is the role of a career services professional to provide clients with all the best tools they can to support a successful job search. Incorporating the methodology of project management into the job search makes sense for both the client and the career professional.

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K-12

Special Education: From Career Development to Employment

Special Education: From Career Development to Employment

By Edgar Hobbs, Jr

Manhattan School for Career Development assists students with disabilities to develop their academic and vocational skills. Assessments begin upon admission through completion of school requirements. We provide person centered career planning. Students that successfully navigate through our school will enroll in post secondary training programs and obtain employment upon completion. [Eds. Note: This article was originally published in June 2013. It is being included here in honor of disabilities month and the need to bring attention to special education.]

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Post-Secondary

Scaling Career Services and Advancing Student Equity

Scaling Career Services and Advancing Student Equity

By Michelle Okada & Ariya Bhutani

Career centers have long faced the challenges of working independently to support students in preparing for the dynamic labor market. Changes in the global economy have fueled in-demand career fields. Diverse students experiencing opportunity and employment gaps need the support of career development professionals.

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Workplaces

Helping Clients Overcome Their Fear of Networking

Helping Clients Overcome Their Fear of Networking

By Kristen McLaughlin

Networking is an important piece of career development, yet an activity many clients may be reluctant to engage in practicing. Career practitioners can help clients overcome their fear of networking by creating a strategy that reflects their needs and interests so they can achieve success in their career goals.

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NCDA News

2024 NCDA Global Career Development Conference: Focusing on Well-Being

2024 NCDA Global Career Development Conference: Focusing on Well-Being

By Mary Ann Powell, Conference Director

The Interconnection of Career Development and Mental Health: Strategies and Techniques to Promote Well-Being and Success is the theme of the 2024 NCDA conference scheduled for June 25-28, 2024 in San Diego, California. Quality presentations, featured activities and an updated agenda make for excellent professional and personal development. The sunny city combined with a family reunion feeling encourage registrations from around the world!

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Tech Tips

Real-Time Presentation Captioning & Subtitles with Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft’s PowerPoint can create captioning and subtitles when you are giving your presentation in real time. This aids the accessibility of the audience, particularly those with hearing challenges. With the click of a button in presentation mode, you can toggle on this feature making it simple to provide captions. This feature can also create subtitles in a different language than was spoken, providing real-time translations. To learn how to turn on this feature, please visit https://support.microsoft.com

Tech Tip provided by Heather Hanssen hhanssen@floridapoly.edu

 

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