Features

Crowd-Pleasing Data Management for Career Services: Accessible, Instant, Meaningful, Easy

By Julia Panke Makela, Gaeun Seo, and Jessamyn G. Perlus

While career professionals have collected participation and satisfaction data for years, organizing that data to efficiently communicate the difference we make is a common challenge. This article introduces data dashboards that make data accessible and the value of your programs clear. Templates are provided to get you started.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Empowering Choices in Career Counseling through a Collaborative Approach

By Liliana Rodríguez-Campos and Maha Alamoud

The purpose of this article is to provide a collaborative framework as an innovative new direction to increase the benefit for career counseling clients and employers. This framework is adopted from the Model for Collaborative Initiatives (Rodríguez-Campos, 2004) and its six components that guide a collaborative approach to career counseling.

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Independent Practice

Engaging Client Assessment Tools That Rock!

By Herky Cutler

Engagement is the key to moving clients forward on their career path. That is why I use these assessment tools and train other practitioners to use them. In each case, these three tools assess a client’s interests, values, skills and passion.

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K-12

Beyond Career Assessment: Preparing Students for Life After High School

By Anthony P. Carnevale and Jennifer Landis-Santos

The pressure to go to college has increased in recent years. For many students, “career preparedness” has become synonymous with “college preparedness.” Yet students struggle with overall post-school preparation. This article provides an outline of resources for counselors to help students sort through their career path options.

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Post-Secondary

Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace

Book Review by Mason Murphy

David Smith brings 30 years of experience in peacebuilding and peace education to this book. He uses student success stories to demonstrate the practicality of getting both internships and full-time positions. The book is filled with career resources, job titles and a glossary of terms which will be useful to both students and counselors.

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Workplaces

Helping Employers Utilize Their Human Talent/Capital: A Case for Internal Labor Markets

By A. Nelse Grundvig

For businesses, the crux of solving a skill shortage is finding someone with the right mix of skills, abilities, and proven experience. This article identifies how employers can develop the talent they have by using internal labor markets and creating career paths.

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NCDA News

Choosing E-Books or Print – New Options from NCDA

By Natalie Scrimsher and Melanie Reinersman

NCDA launched a new Career Resource Store and now offers e-book versions of its publications in addition to print. The new format gives shoppers more options, while providing the same rich content that our books and monographs have always offered. The new store design makes shopping even easier.

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Tech Tips

 Explore the Visual World of Instagram

Many social media platforms are adding features that allow us to quickly share photos and videos. Instagram is one option that has a growing audience, particularly among 18-29 year olds. Images grab our attention and invite us to interact with information and each other. Consider the possibilities of an account for your career center or practice to share events and tips. Increase your outreach with images of employer information sessions, career fairs, dress for success examples, alumni networking sessions, and more. BetterWeekdays.com provides additional tips for career centers.

 

Tip provided by Melissa A. Venable, PhD, melissa.a.venable@gmail.com

 

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