Feature Article

06/01/2015

Understanding the Role of Transference in Career Counseling

By Lynn Friedman

When clients project early experiences with their parents onto their counselors, this is called “transference.” Though career counselors often receive positive transferences, the opposite can sometimes occur, thwarting our best efforts to help clients progress. This article will cover how transferences can be understood, addressed and overcome.

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K-12

06/01/2015

Making the Most of Community Partnerships

By Tom Frazier, Nicole Meyer and Maggie McCormick

In the October 2014 Career Convergence, Guy Alba wrote about "Career Counselors as Partnership Facilitators". A school in Bloomington, IL, is one example of a success story. By developing business partnerships in their community, the Bloomington Area Career Center significantly enhances their students’ learning experiences, efficiently manages and maximizes resources, and contributes to the community.

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Post-Secondary

06/01/2015

Assisting College Students with Career Planning After Denial of Admission to Their Pre-Professional Programs

By Meghan Huyghe Veltri

Competitive and selective admission for pre-professional programs is forcing growing numbers of students to re-evaluate their career plans. This article will examine the grieving process that can occur during such career transitions and how advisors can assist students in their new professional journeys.

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Non-Profit

06/01/2015

Managing Your Reputation

By Jessica Merritt

Do you know what your online reputation says about you? If you don't, it's time to find out. ReputationManagement.com's guides are free and designed to assist people in managing their online reputation. Career services professionals are encouraged to quote these resources, link to them, and pass the guides along to other professionals who can benefit from them.

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Independent Practice

06/01/2015

The Business of Private Practice: A Sampling of Who Is Doing What

Nancy J. Miller

The purpose of this article is to share a sampling of what career professionals are doing in private practice. Gathered from Career Convergence web magazine articles and an anonymous online survey of seventeen career professionals, most of the practitioners work in the United States and are associated with NCDA.

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Organizations

06/01/2015

Corporate Careers: How Employees Get Stuck…and How to Help Them

By Mimi Brent

Why do employees in large organizations get stuck in their careers? Offering innovative career resources in the workplace encourages ongoing career exploration and increases employee engagement.

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Government

06/01/2015

Strategies for Helping the Hard To Employ

By Larry Robbin

This article focuses on strategies to increase employment motivation among people that are resistant to going to work. These individuals are the hard-to-employ. The article includes practical ideas that will increase their employment motivation.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

06/01/2015

Career Collage

By Aaron H. Oberman

The career collage is an engaging activity to introduce students to the importance of career counseling by helping them to reflect on their own career development. This activity involves students creating and sharing a one slide collage that shows the career path they took to pursuing a counseling degree.

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Special Columns

06/01/2015

Three Ways To Be A Valuable Career Counselor Today

By Val Matta

What are the keys to success in our field today? Read one perspective highlighting three tech-related strategies that career counselors need to adopt in order to stay current and competitive.

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NCDA News

06/01/2015

State Divisions Receive Recognition and Support from NCDA

By Alicia Cheek and Ron Cathey

Every year, NCDA recognizes state divisions for their exemplary activities as career development associations. At the 2015 NCDA Global Career Development Conference, two states will receive the award: Colorado and Missouri. All state divisions can receive support from NCDA to achieve state needs and goals.

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Provided by the NCDA Technology Committee, these technical tips are short lessons on some of the newest technology tools, trends, and apps, and how they can be used by career practitioners in a variety of contexts. Read newest tip here each month or View More now.

Working with Digital Data? Explore the DiRT Directory of Tools

 

Whether you are conducting formal research or looking for options to create a new website, the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Directory  has something to offer. This collection of resources is categorized by use and presents options for all skill levels from novice to expert. Career development professionals can take advantage of this site, which was developed by digital humanities scholars, to make decisions about designing new studies, collecting information, organizing data, recording audio/video, and much more. Search each category by platform, cost, and license. DiRT is also looking for additional tools, so consider submitting the resources you have already used successfully, or a review you have written, to the collection.

 

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