Feature Article

08/01/2015

Formative Assessments as Early Intervention Tools in Academic Environments

By Melanie Adams and Jennifer Blythe

Career classes are great platforms for delivering professional development information to a larger student audience; however, measuring effectiveness can be tricky. At Florida Atlantic University, the Career Development Center piloted a formative assessment survey to better execute timely career intervention in their Career & Life Planning courses.

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K-12

08/01/2015

Beyond College Readiness: Expanding Career Opportunities for Students in the Construction Industries

By Jon Olson

Career opportunities in construction are booming yet educational opportunities in construction trades are dwindling. Career counseling efforts are focused towards college readiness and in many cases to the exclusion of non-college bound disciplines. This article provides school and career services professionals with information for expanding career opportunities for students in the construction industries.

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Post-Secondary

08/01/2015

Applying Counseling Theory to Pedagogy

By Payton J. Jones

Many career professionals are called upon to teach. However, the personal nature of career counseling is often lost in a sizable classroom. Teachers can best adapt by encouraging personal interaction, emphasizing real-world experience, and empowering students.

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Non-Profit

08/01/2015

Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-binary Job Seekers

By Brandon L. Beck

Providing career counseling to transgender and gender non-binary clients provides unique opportunities. In this article, a few important questions to consider when working with this population along with some key tips and resources for career development are provided.

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Independent Practice

08/01/2015

Challenges and Opportunities in Working Independently

By Ellen Supple

Why do we attend conferences? In addition to the ability to earn valuable, required CEUs, we seek collegial support and rapport. Our challenges seem bigger when we face them individually – conferences reinforce that we are not alone.

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Organizations

08/01/2015

Moving for Work: The Difference a Career Professional Can Make

By Jennifer Bradley

The globalization of work has important implications for career service providers. Employees who move for work are a diverse group. This article discusses their evolving needs and the implications for career practitioners.

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Government

08/01/2015

Navigating the Federal Hierarchy: Tips for Attaining Employment and Career Success

By Eraina Schauss

Unlike many positions in the private sector, the federal government has a very specific and lengthy process it uses to screen and identify potential hires. Career services practitioners can share these steps and tips with clients so as to achieve a fruitful federal career.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

08/01/2015

Career Development Pedagogy: Using Community Engagement to Enhance Interest and Skills

By Leann Wyrick Morgan

Counselor educators are always looking for ways to draw graduate students in career development courses toward integration of theory and practice. Through this community partnership, students were able to provide essential career counseling interventions to secondary students at-risk of school failure and career underachievement, while increasing their interest in career development.

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Special Columns

08/01/2015

Utilizing LinkedIn As A Career Development Professional

By Mason Murphy

LinkedIn is a powerful online resource that can connect both candidates and employers to global career development opportunities. There are eight aspects when developing a profile and connecting with other professionals to keep in mind. Career development professionals should utilize LinkedIn to heighten their own careers.

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NCDA News

08/01/2015

NCDA Partners with the Global Pathways Institute

By Lourdes Rivera

Promoting Career Counseling in K-12 Schools is a goal of NCDA and a new partnership arising from the recent conference.

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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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