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Learning to “Drop Your Tools” in Uncertain Times: A Call for Career Educators

By Michael J. Stebleton

Career educators may want to examine the tools in their toolbox and “unlearn” previous frameworks, theories, and strategies. Older theories, models, and tools may need to be dropped to make room for new and innovative strategies that will meet the shifting needs and concerns of today's clients.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Promoting College and Career Readiness: Experiential Learning Activities for School Counselors-In-Training

By Taheera N. Blount

This article discusses three experiential college and career readiness learning activities counselor educators can infuse within their curriculum.

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Independent Practice

Relaunch: Stagnation, Change, and Renewal in Mid Career and Beyond

Book Review by Mason Murphy

Is your client around the age of 40 or 50 and wanting to change careers? Is your client ready to look at their skills, the risks, and potential for stress associated with this change? What might be the long-term impact of this change or the connection to life-long learning? What is happening in your own career? This "Relaunch" book might help you and your client find the answers.

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K-12

Helping At-Risk Youth by Emphasizing Career Literacy

By Laura Richards-Farwell

Working intentionally with at-risk students is vital to helping them overcome the barriers created by poverty and open the doors of educational opportunity that are necessary for eventual career success. Improving career literacy is an essential key. This article highlights the barriers and four possible interventions when working with at-risk youth.

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Post-Secondary

Career Reintegration Strategies for Pre and Post-International Experiences of College Students

By Satomi Yaji Chudasama

With a number of higher education institutions encouraging their students to gain international experiences, how could career development professionals help these students maximize their experiences? This article explores this question by offering strategies to support students interning, volunteering, working and studying overseas before their departure and after returning home.

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Workplaces

Fair Chance Policies and Career Development for Ex-Offenders

By Janice D. Rubin

New rules have been written to give job candidates with criminal histories a fair chance at employment. Read how practitioners can help ex-offenders prepare for a job search in light of Fair Chance policies. Additional actions can help neutralize stigma and reassure business owners who are considering hiring ex-offenders.

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NCDA News

Timing Your Professional Development

By Melanie Reinersman and Ali Breen

Our NCDA webinars and one-day programs make it easy for you to take time for professional development. Increase your knowledge and effectiveness in your work, and feel confident that our offerings count towards continuing education required for certification.

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Tech Tips

Password Manager: LastPass

Keeping track of passwords on job search sites and when submitting applications can be challenging, especially with requirements of strong passwords that require a minimum number of characters, a combination of upper-case and lower-case letters, symbols, and numbers. LastPass is one of the more popular and trusted password managers to help manage passwords and assist with strong complexity. LastPass protects user account information by using strong encryption algorithms, along with multi-factor authentication. LastPass allows users to store and organize multiple accounts, using both desktop and mobile apps. There are three subscription levels, one free and two low cost options.

~ Submitted by John L. Johnson, JohnJ@dcccd.edu

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