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Later Chapters with Roger Lambert

Later Chapters with Roger Lambert

By Rich Feller

Roger Lambert's career was developed through happenstance. A former president of NCDA, he shares his life, work and retirement with those in the field, as well as his family. He created the vision of a web magazine for NCDA – Career Convergence, now celebrating 20 years! This is the ninth interview within the Career Convergence series on experienced NCDA leaders as they offer insights about their “later chapters” and navigating a lifetime of transitions. This project hopes to add to the knowledge base of ageless aging, transitions, and questions critical to developing career development leaders.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

A Review of “Essays Celebrating John L. Holland’s Autobiography and Contributions to Career Theory, Research, and Practice: A Festschrift”

A Review of “Essays Celebrating John L. Holland’s Autobiography and Contributions to Career Theory, Research, and Practice: A Festschrift”

By Taelar Bybee

Florida State Open Publishing has released Essays Celebrating John L. Holland’s Autobiography and Contributions to Career Theory, Research, and Practice: A Festschrift. The Festschrift celebrates the man behind the RIASEC theory. This review of the Festschrift, written by a graduate student, examines human experience in science, the impact and legacy of Holland, and applications of the Festschrift in graduate coursework.

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Independent Practice

Reimagining the Job Search: Prioritizing Work Environment before Role

Reimagining the Job Search: Prioritizing Work Environment before Role

By Shamis Pitts

Job searches often focus on finding the best job fit without substantive consideration for the best organizational fit. This article unpacks how starting with the end in mind - understanding what an ideal work environment looks like - can help clients think more holistically about identifying roles within organizations where they can thrive.

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K-12

Bringing All Students Inside the Circle: DEI and Career Development in K-12 Schools

Bringing All Students Inside the Circle: DEI and Career Development in K-12 Schools

By Jennifer K. Strattman

Gottfredson’s circumscription and compromise theory demonstrates how the interplay between societal expectations and social-cognitive development significantly limit career acquisition. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are therefore essential to facilitate career development in K-12 schools. This article presents implications and strategies for schools that promote career development for all students.

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Post-Secondary

Partnering with Faculty to Support Career Development of Diverse Populations Using Positive Psychology and Self-Assessment

Partnering with Faculty to Support Career Development of Diverse Populations Using Positive Psychology and Self-Assessment

By Cathi Curen & Jennifer Henriquez

A highly diverse university may seek faculty support to aid in career readiness. Combining the tools of positive psychology and self-assessment in a classroom setting can further contribute to student professional development. As a result of aligning student coursework, career centers and faculty can further facilitate the development of self-confidence and assist students in an understanding of their unique skill sets.

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Workplaces

Helping Clients Get Their Finances in Order Before, During, or After Job Loss

Helping Clients Get Their Finances in Order Before, During, or After Job Loss

By Kimberly Zimmerman Rand

When working with clients who have experienced job loss, career practitioners have a variety of resources in their toolbox to offer career support. However, clients may benefit from financial conversations beyond the usual salary negotiation assistance during a job search. This article provides tips for practitioners to help support clients’ financial well-being.

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NCDA News

Celebrating 20 Years: Career Convergence Recognizes its Founders, Editors and Contributors

Celebrating 20 Years: Career Convergence Recognizes its Founders, Editors and Contributors

By Melanie Reinersman, Career Convergence Editor

Career development professionals know the value of continuing education, adding to their toolbox, connecting with others, and being efficient with their time in order to best serve clients. NCDA understood these needs 20 years ago when it created this web magazine. The articles, authors, and editorial team deserve recognition for achieving these objectives. It is time to celebrate!

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Tech Tips

Reposition Captions on a YouTube Video

When watching YouTube, subtitles/closed captions (the icon with the two lower case cc) are useful, but sometimes they can block important parts of the video. When watching, use your mouse to drag the captions box and move it around the video screen. You can do this with any video that has captions available, not just the ones that you own. Share this with your clients/students who need subtitles to grasp the important message yet don't want any part of the video to be blocked. Try it now at NCDAcareer on YouTube.

 

Tech Tip submitted by Jaana Kettunen, jaana.h.kettunen@jyu.fi

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