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Three Steps For Positive Change When Using StrengthsFinder 2.0 with Clients

By Cori Shaff

15 million people have discovered their strengths through StrengthsFinder 2.0, a tool that has proven effective for use with a variety of client ages, stages, and backgrounds. Explore how using a three-step process to recognize, develop, and integrate strengths can bring deeper awareness and opportunity for application for your clients.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Dysfunctional Career Thoughts and Persons Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness

By Levette S. Dames

Career decision making by persons with a chronic illness such as breast cancer, HIV, diabetes, and end stage renal disease have been the focus of various studies over the years. However, limited researchers have examined how one’s dysfunctional career thoughts are affected while being afflicted with a chronic illness.

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Independent Practice

Video Feedback Shows Surprising Insights for Interview Success

By Carlyn Saltman

The author relates the story of how video feedback heightened awareness of voice, words, and body language in job-seekers who viewed themselves answering a common interview question. The author developed Video Mirror Feedback® for her Independent Practice from her research in which clients received the invaluable instant insights experienced in activities such as the one-hour exercise outlined here.

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K-12

A Baby Boomer and Millennial Inspire Counselors By Highlighting the Value of Industrial Careers

By Jason Dodier and Peter G. Martin

Baby Boomer Peter Martin and Millennial Jason Dodier firmly agree when it comes to opportunities in the industrial sector. This article provides tips for career counselors to steer promising young Millennial talent toward industrial careers, despite Millennial's tendency to avoid searching in this field.

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Post-Secondary

Using the MBTI in Education in the Way It Was Designed

By Rich Thompson

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment’s widespread use in education has given rise to debate about its application and value. To determine whether the MBTI is an effective tool for your particular setting, examine its scientific basis and the purpose for which it was designed - helping people understand themselves and others.

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Workplaces

How to Accomplish Diversity and Equity Goals

By Yamonte Cooper

As career development professionals, we often discuss diversity. What tends to be missing is equity. It takes intentional interventions with measurable outcomes to create a diverse and equitable culture. The NCDA Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion highlights here some of our work within the organization that can be applied to multiple organizations and workplaces.

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NCDA News

NCDA Members Receive Prestigious Awards

By Holly Klenk

Outstanding, exemplary, diverse, inspiring, empowering... these are just a few of the words that describe NCDA members. Now is the time to submit a nomination for any of the NCDA Awards that recognize the impact of our members.

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Tech Tips

Create Free Online Newspapers with Paper.li


 
Are you looking for another way to share vital and interesting career information with your clients or colleagues through social media? Paper.li is a free tool that pulls content from your social network into an online newspaper format. You can manually edit your newspaper or you can have the site automatically pull articles and stories from specific hashtags, people you follow, or even your own posts. Best of all, you can set your newspaper to automatically publish on certain days at a specific times and can have it automatically shared as a link from your social networks through Twitter and Facebook, or as an email newsletter.
 
Tip provided by Christopher Belser, christopher.belser@ucf.edu

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