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Working Americans' Perceptions of Career Development: The 2021 NCDA Harris Poll Results

Working Americans' Perceptions of Career Development: The 2021 NCDA Harris Poll Results

By Charles Lehman

Insights from surveying adults in the United States can inform decisions about career development services and resources. Highlights from the NCDA report conducted by The Harris Poll in 2021 include feedback related to the perception of career assistance as valuable, but underutilized. The survey also addressed the impact of COVID-19 on employment disruptions and the need for career guidance in the future.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Career Counseling Active-Duty: Bridging the Experience Gap through Credentialing

Career Counseling Active-Duty: Bridging the Experience Gap through Credentialing

By Jacob Dodderidge

Career counseling educators provide resources to personnel within military bases around the world. With deployments, stress, and a lack of time, many service members are unaware of resources available to them while they serve. This is where civilian counseling educators play an important role.

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Independent Practice

What Can a Teacher Become? Facilitating Career Transitions Beyond the Classroom

What Can a Teacher Become? Facilitating Career Transitions Beyond the Classroom

By Alexandra Rizzi and Kate Rizzi

Teaching is a challenging profession, and the pandemic has exacerbated the challenges. Teachers desiring a career change may struggle to shape a new self-concept and to see options beyond the classroom. With theories and practices from Savickas and Krumboltz, career practitioners can help teachers get unstuck.

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K-12

Storytelling: Connecting Culture, Creativity, and Career Development in the Classroom

Storytelling: Connecting Culture, Creativity, and Career Development in the Classroom

By Karoline Jarr and Janae Hunderman

Students have stories that matter and want work that matters as well. This article will introduce practitioners to three free and useful tools, grounded in Narrative Career Counseling Theory, for connecting student stories to career development. Practitioners can use these easy strategies to equitably integrate culture, creativity, and career learning in any classroom setting.

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Post-Secondary

Narrative/Constructivism for AI-based interviews: A Practical Application to Prepare Job Candidates

Narrative/Constructivism for AI-based interviews: A Practical Application to Prepare Job Candidates

By Alan Jones and Nathan Mondragon

The capabilities of narrative/constructivist career development theory are uniquely suited for new recruiting technologies that use artificial intelligence. Practitioners of this approach can use the language generated in sessions to provide new perspectives to clients to advance their job searches.

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Workplaces

Executive Level Challenges Fueled by the Pandemic

Executive Level Challenges Fueled by the Pandemic

By Bob Tiell

By virtue of being in a leadership role, executives face challenges of great importance for organizations now operating in crisis conditions, specifically the covid pandemic. Any organization going through an executive transition during a pandemic likewise faces special challenges. This article briefly touches on several examples of major executive level challenges that often have career management implications.

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NCDA News

56th Annual Poetry and Art Contest: The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation

56th Annual Poetry and Art Contest: The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation

By Kymmie Cartledge

AI and automation are here to stay and it is important to learn more about how this developing technology can impact the workforce. One way to encourage learning at all ages is through the annual NCDA Poetry and Art Contest. Celebrating November as National Career Development Month while promoting career-related activities is both inspiring and empowering!

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Tech Tips

Explore the Visual World of Instagram

Explore the Visual World of Instagram

Many social media platforms are adding features that allow us to quickly share photos and videos. Instagram is one option that has a growing audience, particularly among 18-29 year olds. Images grab our attention and invite us to interact with information and each other. Consider the possibilities of an account for your career center or practice to share events and tips. Increase your outreach with images of employer information sessions, career fairs, dress for success examples, alumni networking sessions, and more. NCDA is on Instagram at NCDAcareer

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

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