Features

Critical Consent: Setting Proper Expectations with Clients

By Todd W. Zabel

Providing direct, constructive feedback to a job seeker can be difficult. Setting appropriate expectations from the outset allows career coaches to achieve maximum positive impact with their recommendations, and helps job seekers to mentally and emotionally prepare to do the hard work necessary to achieve career success.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Announcing a New Associate Editor

By Chadwick Royal

Chadwick Royal is the new associate editor for the Counselor Educators and Researchers Department. This article introduces the new associate editor and provides an invitation to submit articles to this department. The invitation describes some of the types of articles sought.

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Independent Practice

Letting Go of Career Beliefs That No Longer Serve Us

By Willa Smith

Our career beliefs can be the key to feeling satisfaction with our career choices and life satisfaction. As with our other beliefs, career beliefs are shaped by our experiences and knowledge. When they are no longer helpful, we can replace them with beliefs that support our life, work, passion and purpose.

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K-12

K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards: Transforming Postsecondary Planning

By Leann M. Morgan

This article highlights the use of Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) to ensure every K-12 student’s pathway to success, including transforming traditional “sit and get” college planning lessons into meaningful career and postsecondary conversations.

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Post-Secondary

A GCDF Final Project Turned Call to Action: Supporting Transfer Students at Four Year Institutions

By Amanda C. Sargent

Transfer students comprise a significant part of the U.S. college student population, but may not receive customized services to effectively support their career development post-transfer. This article describes how one NCDA member used her Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) final project to identify a need and propose solutions for career services to better serve transfer students.

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Workplaces

Three Reasons to Connect with Your Public Library

By Meagan Kittrick

Public libraries are community hubs, providing essential job seeking support services and resources. This article provides three reasons to connect to your public library: learn about career services, resources and programs offered, share your knowledge, and advocate and link career development initiatives.

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NCDA News

NCDA Launches New Credentialing Initiative

By Constance J. Pritchard and Marilyn Maze

At its May 3, 2016 Meeting, the NCDA Board of Directors reviewed and approved the Credentialing Organizing Committee's recommendation for the establishment of the Career Services Credentialing and Accreditation Board (CSCAB) ™. It will offer, initially, five credentials starting October 2017.

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Tech Tips

Practice Public Speaking Skills with LikeSo


Know someone who could use help with presentations? There's an app for that. LikeSo for iOS lets us practice and improve our communication skills, easing the stress of public speaking. The app records the user's speech and provides feedback. In one mode, you simply pick a speaking topic, choose how often the app presents a related question, then pick which words you want the app to monitor in your speech, such as "like," "you know," and "so." The app counts your filter words, and tracks your pace and progress. Mashable's review includes more information and screenshots. Try this tool to prepare for interviews, networking events, and conference sessions. 


Tip provided by Melissa A. Venable. PhD, melissa.a.venable@gmail.com

 

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