Features

Later Chapters with Dr. JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey

By Rich Feller

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with experienced NCDA leaders as they offer insights about “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

An Experiential Opportunity for Counselors-in-Training: Facilitating Undergraduate Engagement in Career Education

By Suzy Wise and Timothy Schoonover

Career Planning, an undergraduate course at Northern Illinois University taught by graduate counseling students, serves as a unique learning experience for both instructors and students. This article briefly explores the benefits of teaching a full-semester, undergraduate course focused solely on career development.

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Independent Practice

Strategies to Help Clients with Introductions and Informal Interviews

By Ruth Pankratz

The way jobs are promoted and filled continues to evolve. While there is not one ideal way to help clients through a job search process, providing a few service options to support client introductions and informal interviews can accelerate positive outcomes.

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K-12

Preparing Teens to Succeed in the Workplace: A Foundation Initiated Effort

By John G. Bendt

Today, most teens lack knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the workplace. The information and strategies they can use to enhance their readiness to compete successfully for a job at the start of their careers is sorely needed. This article describes how a foundation addressed this knowledge gap with a career preparation seminar for their ninth grade scholarship recipients.

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Post-Secondary

Paving the Way through Career Exploration

By David McCall

The PAVE2 model is a framework for helping undecided students at different stages of development with the career exploration process through a systematic and deliberate approach.

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Workplaces

Integrating Three Toastmasters Concepts into Your Presentations

By Laura Lane

You probably make presentations to clients, students, colleagues, stakeholders... Are you making the best presentation possible? This article will explore three specific techniques and a resource for taking your presentation skills to the next level.

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NCDA News

NCDA Awards Celebrate the Achievements of its Members: A Call for Nominations 2019

By Sheri Young

Each year NCDA recognizes the vast experiences, credentials, advocacy-efforts and knowledge of its members. The annual Awards process begins with YOU by nominating yourself or your center/organization or another NCDA member that you would like to celebrate. Learn more about how to submit a nomination for 2019.

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Tech Tips

Fix Your Writing with Hemmingway's Help

If you want to make your writing more clear and accurate, consider the Hemmingway app. Enter your text into the online app and it will highlight lengthy sentences, typical errors, sentences that are too complex and confusing, ways to simplify vocabulary, and other means to make your writing communicate clearly and simply. Polish up and clarify your writing so your clients and colleagues receive your career development message without distractions.

-Tip Provided by Dr. Janet Wall, careerfacilitator@janetwall.net

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