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Teachers in Transition: Career Development Strategies for Supporting a Growing Population of Job-Seekers

Teachers in Transition: Career Development Strategies for Supporting a Growing Population of Job-Seekers

By Lisa Cardello

As an increasing number of educators seek to exit the teaching profession, career development professionals are grappling with how to best support this growing population of job-seekers. Strategies for working with this population, including the unique challenges they face in the job search process, are discussed.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Bridging the Gap: From Career Counseling Theory to Practice

Bridging the Gap: From Career Counseling Theory to Practice

Tiffany P. Brooks, Yas Djadali Hardaway, Marian Higgins, & Angela Weingartner

Counselor educators often seek ways to demonstrate theoretical application of career theories. A group of counselor educators share their development of a video series featuring counselors applying six theories while in session with a client. The videos may serve as supplemental material for teaching career theories in career counseling courses.

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Independent Practice

7 Steps for Helping Your Clients Build a Professional Online Portfolio

7 Steps for Helping Your Clients Build a Professional Online Portfolio

By Jill Boatright

Having a well-developed online, professional portfolio has become important for job seekers in many industries, especially those in creative industries and/or professions. This article will review the purpose and importance of an online portfolio and detail seven essential steps for building a strategic portfolio that highlights in-demand skills and demonstrates value to a future employer.

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K-12

School Safety: Advocating for Best Practices in K12

School Safety: Advocating for Best Practices in K12

By Celeste Hall and Ryan Love

School shootings remind career professionals of the risks that are inherent in the work that happens every day. Intentional school safety interventions in K-12 education is fundamental to the welfare of our schools and communities. Highlighting and advocating this is an ethical action on the part of the career professional.

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Post-Secondary

Higher Education Orientations: Assessing the Reasons for Attending College

Higher Education Orientations: Assessing the Reasons for Attending College

By Tirza Willner, Yuliya Lipshits-Braziler, and Itamar Gati

The Higher Education Orientation (HEO) questionnaire is a free, anonymous, online assessment of an individual's purpose in attaining a college degree. The textual and graphic feedback assists young adults and career services professionals in understanding the reasons behind the choice to attend college and subsequently identify majors that match their orientations.

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Workplaces

Understanding the Needs of First-Generation Professionals

Understanding the Needs of First-Generation Professionals

By Amanda Carcione

First-Generation Professionals (FGPs), those who are first in their families to enter professional employment, face unique challenges throughout their careers which can result in feelings of exclusion and impede the navigation of career ladders. Career practitioners have an opportunity to provide support for FGPs by addressing the challenges of these diverse individuals.

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NCDA News

Professional Development Your Time, Your Way

Professional Development Your Time, Your Way

NCDA continues to be a leading source of professional development. After the first ever hybrid Global Career Development Conference, NCDA can proudly share its accomplishments in providing professional development in various formats, including video, print and new podcasts! Read about options for continuing education and a celebration of awarded members!

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Tech Tips

QRToon, https://qrtoon.com, is a fun online tool that will generate a QR code with a cartonoonized portrait in it. QR codes are handy for making long URLs easy to access on mobile devices, and will get noticed when the cartoon is added. Career practitioners paste the URL in the web app here and then upload any face image, such as your own if you are advertising your business. The tool creates a QR code as a PNG file for you to print and use. No login or fees.

Tech Tip provided by Jaana Kettunen, jaana.h.kettunen@jyu.fi

 

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