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Career Through an Attachment Lens

By Charmayne R. Adams & Arden A. Szepe

This article examines career counseling within the framework of Attachment Theory. The foundations of Attachment Theory are briefly explained, and a short case study is used to illuminate salient aspects, specifically those concerning career decision-making. Practical suggestions for career counselors wishing to integrate Attachment Theory into their work are included.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Adding the Spice: A Primer on Developing or Renewing Career Counseling Courses

By Courtney R. Boddie

Career counseling courses infrequently receive the love they deserve. Students tell us they can be boring and seem irrelevant. This article offers one counselor educator’s perspective on how to marshal your resources to raise the profile and value proposition of this course.

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Independent Practice

Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work

Book Review by Caitlin Williams

If your clients have been asking, “What if I want something more from my work? Is this all there is?” Then the book, “Renew Yourself,” may be the resource you could use to help them. Through self-exploration exercises, key questions, and a renewal plan, readers can return to work with renewed enthusiasm.

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K-12

A Process for Guiding Middle School Students Through Career Exploration

By Laura Lanham

Holding a Career Day is not always enough to engage young adults in the career exploration process. Other approaches and resources exist that allow for a more thorough and engaging experience for students. Assessments, websites and exploration models, such as the Career Compass, are discussed as part of a comprehensive approach to utilize.

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Post-Secondary

Supporting Self-Reliant Military and Veteran Students in Career Development Services Utilization

By Sarah M. Terry

This article addresses the challenges of delivering career services to military and veteran students who are accustomed to the military’s cultural value of self-sufficiency. Common reasons for hesitation to utilize resources are explored. Suggestions for encouraging military and veteran students to utilize career services are also addressed.

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Workplaces

The Impact of Pre-employment Assessment on Wise Hiring and Employee Engagement

By Kent Noel

Pre-employment assessment, conducted ethically and thoughtfully, often results in companies and organizations getting it right the first time, hiring-wise. Additionally, this typically better ensures that those selected are also a good culture fit and thus more likely to be fully engaged from the outset.

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Tech Tips

Manage Event Participants with SignUp Genius

Is your career center or state cda hosting a workshop, job fair or other event? Are you wondering how to manage participants? SignUp Genius is an online platform that allows you to create and manage electronic sign-up sheets, collect participant payments, and send messages to your invitees.  You can utilize many of the platform’s features with a free account, or you can unlock additional features with a paid account. SignUp Genius does not require participants to create an account and is mobile device friendly. It can sync events to your calendar and easily adjust times based on your participants’ time zone.

 

Tip provided by Christopher Belser, christopherbelser@gmail.com

 

 

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