Features

Later Chapters with Dr. Norm Gysbers

By Rich Feller

This is the fourth 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

Create One Class: Designing a College Career Course Across Career Developmental Stages and Interests

By Rebecca Dordel

Counselor Educators in programs that specialize in training career counselors may struggle with helping future counselors develop skills to teach their own career development courses. This article discusses the common challenges that beginning counselors face, and a unique approach to encourage students to take ownership of customizing their career course.

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Independent Practice

The Power of Planting Seeds for Nurturing a Client’s Career Passion and Interests

By Juliana Parker

As career counselors, we are fortunate to have the role of helping support and encourage our clients along their career journeys. Nurturing our clients in their careers can be compared to nurturing a seed. As career professionals, we help that seed to grow by helping our clients water the seed with career options, a foundation for growth, and strong networks that provide the deep roots of resilience.

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K-12

Enhancing the Delivery of Career-Related Information with High Schoolers

By Ann Couyoumjian

A constant challenge exists to find unique ways to present career materials to aid high schoolers’ career exploration. When faced with career-related inquiries, students’ reactions range from excited to highly anxious as they contemplate their uncertain future. This article presents one successful approach to addressing this problem.

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Post-Secondary

Associate’s Degree or Industry Certification: Helping Students Select the Right Credential to Meet Employer Needs

By Marcus Williams

This article explores the practicality and employability of two-year college degrees and industry recognized credentials. The majority of marketing and academic advising at community colleges is focused on degree completion and much less attention is paid to the usefulness of industry recognized certifications. Training and culture at most institutions will need to change in order to address employer needs.

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Workplaces

Navigating Changes to the 180-Day Rule for Retiring Military

By Stacy Hojnowski

Retiring military service members should be aware of the 180 day rule if seeking civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) immediately after retirement. This policy restriction presents a new landscape to navigate when helping our retiring military clients.

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NCDA News

Identifying Quality Career Publications

By Natalie Scrimsher and Melanie Reinersman

NCDA offers carefully selected products that are of value to career development professionals. Nine monographs, five books, a set of eight booklets in a bundled series, plus other media provide a wide selection from which to choose. Monthly sales and secure online shopping in the Career Resource Store mean its always easy to identify and purchase new career resources!

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Tech Tips

Electronic Payments with Venmo

Getting compensated appropriately for our work is essential for our financial and psychological well-being. For many of us, collecting fees raises our level of anxiety. A series of smart phone apps facilitate payment through cell phones. One of the most popular apps is called Venmo from Paypal.  Venmo links to your bank account and allows you to send and receive payments.  First set up your bank account on the app. Venmo works by "friending" someone on the app so you can confirm that they are someone you know and then you can transfer money. 

Tip provided by Daniel Schoenberg, dschoenberg@altfest.com and Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg, eschoenberg@rabbinicalassembly.org

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