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Natural Hair is Good Hair: The CROWN Act and Ending Hair Discrimination in the Workplace

Natural Hair is Good Hair: The CROWN Act and Ending Hair Discrimination in the Workplace

By Whitney McLaughlin

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms but one that has not received much attention until recently has been hair discrimination. The sociopolitical movement led by the CROWN Coalition has gained traction to end hair discrimination and bias which disproportionately affects African American women.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Career Development Influencers: Social Media as an Opportunity

Career Development Influencers: Social Media as an Opportunity

By Autumn Cabell

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. continue to rise in popularity throughout the world. Though there are pros and cons to engaging with social media, career development professionals, including counselor educators, can leverage social media platforms to fit their needs and share their expertise with large audiences.

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Independent Practice

Life Coaching Exercises Can Enhance Career Development

Life Coaching Exercises Can Enhance Career Development

By Caitlin C. Williams

Life coaching tools can enhance career practitioners’ assessment process as clients develop careers within the broader task of designing their lives. Specific life coaching exercises are cited in this article to address a holistic approach to career/life planning, meet the needs of various learning styles, and help clients take action.

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K-12

Expanding Digital Literacy Standards: A Solution to Student Need in a Post-Pandemic World

Expanding Digital Literacy Standards: A Solution to Student Need in a Post-Pandemic World

By Tammy Alva

The Covid-19 pandemic created an abrupt shift and realization that most students are not equipped with the technological tools and skills needed to perform in a digital society. Expanding digital literacy standards to reflect these pandemic-triggered technological trends can facilitate the development of new skills to advance students' abilities in the post pandemic world.

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Post-Secondary

Addressing Student Stress in the Job Search Process: A Collaborative Effort between the Career and Counseling Offices

Addressing Student Stress in the Job Search Process: A Collaborative Effort between the Career and Counseling Offices

By Krystle Forbes

Career specialists are uniquely positioned to collaborate with their colleagues in counseling centers to reduce the distress of students engaged in the job search. The Michigan School of Public Health advanced students’ well-being through a Careers Office and Counseling and Psychological Services’ (CAPS) workshop specifically focused on responding to graduate students’ stress related to the career search process. Other career specialists can replicate the model on their own campus to ensure their students’ well-being.

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Workplaces

Post-Pandemic Job Search Documents: Can Format Change the Negative Opt Out Effects?

Post-Pandemic Job Search Documents: Can Format Change the Negative Opt Out Effects?

By Gina Gridley

Many parents lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic often because of childcare and school closures. Research has shown gaps in employment to care for children have negative effects on parents trying to reenter the workforce. Common job search documents with traditional formats have been preferred by employers, however research has not explored those with employment gaps. Could changing formats on the job search documents change the negative effects for opt out parents?

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NCDA News

The Power of Integration and Collaboration in Providing Career Training to an Organization

The Power of Integration and Collaboration in Providing Career Training to an Organization

By Mark Danaher and Constance J. Pritchard

In bringing together different professionals and agencies to be trained in career competencies together, the power of collaboration is evident as they learn together. This partnership allows each professional the opportunity to interact and learn how they can support one another and ultimately help their clients find success.

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Tech Tips

Power Up Your Note Taking with Workflowy

Power Up Your Note Taking with Workflowy

Keeping organized while taking notes during meetings, conferences, or recapping client appointments can be challenging. Workflowy is a free tool that provides a simple yet effective way to manage your notes. Create collapsible lists, add hashtags for easy searching, and now add emoticons to provide context to your content. Upgrade (for a fee) to allow collaboration with others or if you are a robust note taker. Available online at www.workflowy.com or on mobile apps.

Submitted by Dirk Matthews dirkwmatthews@gmail.com

 

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