Features

Sisters in Search: Improving Job Search Outcomes through Job Club Peer Support

By Anne Nowak

This article serves as a guide on how to successfully organize and facilitate job search groups, which can improve both job seeker attitudes and job search outcomes for participants.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Helping Clients Think Clearly When Making Career Decisions

By Shékina Rochat

Thinking errors can cloud career decision-making. This article helps counselors spot some of these hindrances in clients’ statements and suggests ways to overcome them.

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Independent Practice

Five Ways a Code of Ethics Helps Guide the Business of a Career Professional

By Nancy J. Miller

A professional code of ethics is a resource for providing insights into successful practices for career professionals. This article will explore five examples of how a professional code of ethics can be helpful with defining your role as a career professional.

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K-12

What Does the NCDA Code of Ethics Call For?

By Edward Mainzer and Abiola Dipeolu

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) revised its Code of Ethics in 2015. At over 17,000 words it covers a great deal of ground. All of it is important, and this article aims to assist practitioners, including career professionals who practice in schools, by providing a brief overview of some of the major areas it addresses.

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Post-Secondary

Placing the Relationship First: Connecting with College Students and Alumni in a Distracted World

By Adam Mayer

This article provides relationship-building strategies for working with college students and alumni. Higher education professionals are offered concrete suggestions designed to build meaningful relationships. Areas of focus include the art of being present, leading by example, virtual relationship-building, and identifying qualities employers seek.

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Workplaces

Job Searching Considerations For Blind And Visually Impaired Individuals

By Mason Murphy

Clients who are blind or visually impaired encounter many unique challenges when conducting a job search. Those challenges can be hidden and external to the actual search process. This article is intended to bring awareness to factors that counselors may not have considered when working with this population.

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NCDA News

How to Make the Most of Your NCDA Conference Experience

By Samara Reynolds

With NCDA Global Career Development Conference fast approaching, now is the perfect time to think about how to get the most out of your experience. This article offers tangible tips for those looking to connect more intentionally with conference programs, fellow participants, and the organization while gaining renewed energy and direction.

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Tech Tips

Download NCDA’s Conference App


Get the most out of NCDA’s conference in Chicago! Download the NCDA conference app on your Android or iOS mobile device through your App Store, or use the app website https://event.crowdcompass.com/ncda2016 to access from Blackberry and Windows devices, or from your laptop. When you first log in, you will be prompted to set up an account, which gives you access to all of the available features. Complete your networking profile and explore presenters and presentations. You can also create a custom schedule, take notes at sessions, and submit session evaluations through the app. Sign up to receive notifications of room changes and other event updates. Once you've added the app to your device you can use it for future conferences and Career Practitioner Institutes, and to review session info even if you aren't there in person. If you are attending the Chicago conference, visit the Cyber Showcase for free app demos!
 
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