Features

Generation Z and the Role of the Career Development Professional in the Workplace

By John Balentine

The American workforce will soon be comprised of five generations as “Generation Z” prepares for its entrance. This article describes the characteristics and work values of Generation Z and examines the role of career development professionals in preparing these individuals for success in the workplace.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Helping Clients with Right Hemisphere Brain Damage with Post-Stroke Career Development

By Levette Dames and Jamila Minga

Right hemisphere stroke can result in changes in communication and thought processes that negatively influence return to work. This article describes an approach to post-stroke career development for adults with right hemisphere disorder that merges the expertise of speech-language pathologists and career counselors.

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Independent Practice

Getting Yourself Booked Solid with Clients

By Mark Danaher

It takes more than a website to create a profitable practice. Build your client base by growing your network, developing trusting relationships, and acting consistently and purposefully. Learn strategies you need to do every day to get booked solid.

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K-12

Rethinking Career Development for Youth: Focus on Challenges and Opportunities

By Jean-Philippe Michel

In a world of work that promises rapid change, a career development approach focused on jobs is not effective. Instead of choosing jobs, students need to identify challenges and opportunities they want to work on. This approach will help them prepare for, and succeed, in the future world of work.

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Post-Secondary

Integrative Approaches to Engage Student-Athletes in Career Development

By Kathleen Mannheimer

Student-athletes often struggle with unique career development issues related to expanding their successful athletic identities to include career and life goals. This article highlights how a university career development professional integrates with the teams to co-create learning opportunities and utilize multi-dimensional approaches to engage student-athletes in building new skills and perspectives.

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Workplaces

Five Reasons AmeriCorps VISTA Could be a Great Fit for Your Client

By Elizabeth Matthews

Career coaches and counselors help clients navigate gap year and post graduate options, make career pivots, and discover encore careers. Read this article to discover the five reasons why AmeriCorps VISTA is a great tool to introduce to clients during the career exploration process.

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NCDA News

Practitioners and Educators Converge in Long Beach for Strategies and Techniques

By Markell Morris, President of the California Career Development Association

All are welcome to attend the NCDA Career Practitioner Institute in Long Beach, CA on October 6, 2017. NCDA also offers the option of a pre-conference Professional Development Institute (PDI) on October 5, 2017. CEUs available.

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Tech Tips

Improve Your Writing with the OWL at Purdue


Do you need a quick writing resource? Would your career clients or students like tips and guidelines when writing job search documents? Look no further than the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/). Designed as a resource for university students as well as a worldwide audience, the OWL at Purdue includes resources on the writing process, rules for grammar/mechanics, and the widely used style guides (APA, MLA, Chicago, and AMA). Additionally, the OWL has resource pages for job seekers and English language learners.

Tip provided by Christopher Belser, christopherbelser@gmail.com

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