Features

Later Chapters with Pat Schwallie-Giddis

By Rich Feller

This article continues a series of interviews with experienced NCDA leaders as they offer insights about “later chapters” and navigating a lifetime of transitions. This project adds to the knowledge base of ageless aging, transitions, and questions critical to developing leaders.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Understanding and Counseling Clients with Job Loss

By Shelly Trent

Providing career counseling services to someone who has been fired or laid off is very different from providing services to someone who simply wants to change careers. Job loss is similar to the death of a loved one, and the counselor should treat the client as if he or she is grieving.

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Independent Practice

Feeling Significant, Competent, and Likable: Keys to Success

By Lindsay Hayes

Students and clients seek information and validation about their goals, feelings and decisions when they meet with a career development practitioner. We can encourage a safe environment for career exploration by learning how to help others feel significant, competent, and likable.

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K-12

Leveraging High School Career Advisory Boards to Promote Student Growth

By Pamela Ennis

Similar to a business Board of Directors, the right Advisory Board for a high school career development program is integral to its success. Looking for specific attributes and commitment, while being clear about expectations, can result in opportunities for student growth.

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Post-Secondary

Promoting Student Well-Being and Mental Health: the Career Center’s Role

By Michelle Tullier

Student well-being and mental health are serious issues. This article is a call to action for career centers to examine the role we may unintentionally play in a stressful culture and suggests ways we can more intentionally help shift the climate to a healthy balance of well-being and career success outcomes.

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Workplaces

Introverts in the Workplace

By Kim Finnestead

The purpose of this article is to explore how introverts thrive and react in the workplace. The traits and differences between introverts and extroverts will be explored, and the neuroscience behind each orientation will be outlined. The article provides insights about suitable careers for introverts as well as a discussion of the unique ways introverts contribute to the culture of the workplace, including leadership roles.

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NCDA News

Leading the Way by Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice

By Paul Timmins and Mary Ann Powell

Please join NCDA with more than a thousand career development contemporaries in Phoenix, Arizona, June 21-23, for the 2018 Global Career Development Conference. Early Bird Registration ends Feb 5th.

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Tech Tips

Distance Counseling with Zoom

Do you provide distance counseling services for your students or clients? If so, you might want to explore an online platform called Zoom.  This application is easy to use for online meetings, video conferencing, desktop sharing, and group messaging. You can easily set up online meetings with students and use the screen sharing to review resumes and other career planning documents. Zoom offers a free basic version for users as well as several fee-based plans that provide more extensive application elements. An added feature of Zoom is that this system addresses HIPPA privacy and security standards.  Such features help the counselor ensure the confidentiality and integrity of student/client information transmitted during distance counseling appointments.

 

Tip Provided by Barbara Thomson, thomson.barbara@rutgers.edu

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