Features

Imposter Syndrome and Diverse Groups: Impact and Implications in Career Development

By Shun-Heng (Henry) Tsai

This article briefly reviews Imposter Syndrome and how it impacts individuals with diverse backgrounds. The implications of this syndrome on these individuals’ career development and strategies for helping them overcome it are shared.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

The Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacy Inventory and Foster Care Adolescents

By Regina Gavin Williams

Career counselor educators can teach counseling interns strategies that may enhance the career and college readiness of foster care adolescents. The Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacy Inventory (CCRSI) is one such tool that can help counseling interns work towards customizing career and college readiness interventions for foster care adolescents. A case study example of how to implement the CCRSI is shared.

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Independent Practice

What’s Mom Still Got To Do With It?

Book Review by Maggie O’Brien

This review of the book, "What’s Mom Still Got To Do With It?" by Ilana Tolpin Levitt, fills a needed gap in career development literature that will assist a variety of readers, including career practitioners, daughters, and mothers. Understanding the mother daughter relationship in career development can shed light on possible interventions.

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K-12

Understanding and Enhancing Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacy: Evidence-Based Practice

By Stanley B. Baker

School counselors are well-positioned to enhance the career and college readiness self-efficacy of their students. If students believe they can persevere in mastering the related challenges, they are more likely to persevere. Background about the career and college readiness concept is presented, and examples of how professional counselors can apply the concept and engage in evidence-based practice are shared.

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Post-Secondary

Stacking the Deck: Using Gamified Learning to Make Career and Major Exploration First-Generation Friendly

By Kerry Lay and Karley Clayton

As higher education professionals work with Generation Z, they may need to rethink approaches to career development. Research suggests using gamification in the classroom keeps this generation more engaged and enhances learning outcomes. This article discusses how gamified activities were used in first year seminars to introduce major and career exploration and provides strategies for gamifying similar concepts.

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Workplaces

Being Effective in a Multi-Generational Workplace

By Cathy Bamji

Generation-related data is everywhere, calling attention to generational differences, motivations and drivers, with warnings of dysfunction. But pausing to reflect instead of simply digesting the latest story provides the opportunity to see that the answer lies not with the generation or age, but with the relationships cultivated.

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NCDA News

An Inside Look into the New “A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment”

By Emily Bullock-Yowell

This article will provide the exciting updates on this totally revamped 7th edition of our favorite career assessment guide, previously titled "A Counselor's Guide to Career Assessments". An interview with the editors reveals the 21st Century enhancements, a new vision for the publication, and an overview of what the online companion will offer.

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Tech Tips

AAUW has expanded its salary negotiation program to provide a free, online, self-paced program that anyone can use to improve their negotiation skills. The program may be accessed at https://salary.aauw.org/. Whether starting a new job, seeking increased compensation in a current job, or negotiating in a personal relationship the skills gained through this course will improve your results. AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity for women, however this program is available for all humans who want to improve their negotiation skills.

-- Tip provided by Kathyy Battee-Freeman, kathyy@uis.edu

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