Features

Navigating Career Transitions: The Four Quadrant Strategy Unveiled

Navigating Career Transitions: The Four Quadrant Strategy Unveiled

By Alicia Ramsdell

The article highlights career practitioners' role in aiding individuals through career transitions using the Four Quadrant Strategy. This approach emphasizes fulfillment, productivity, and achievement, divided into four quadrants for holistic growth. By applying this strategy, practitioners help clients recognize strengths, growth areas, and passions, fostering focused efforts towards future visions.

Complete Article >
Archive

Counselor Educators & Researchers

Practical Activities Using Holland's Theory in Career Counseling Courses

Practical Activities Using Holland's Theory in Career Counseling Courses

By Diana Charnley & Regina Gavin Williams

Holland’s theory is one of the most utilized career development theories. Experiential activities applying Holland’s theory can be essential learning tools within counselor education. This article shares two activities implemented in career counseling courses, the Career Interest Party and Holland Guess Who. Both activities may be implemented with graduate students and clients.

Complete Article >
Archive

Independent Practice

ChatGPT: Tips for Career Searching

ChatGPT: Tips for Career Searching

By Maggie Kuhn

As the breadth of technology rapidly expands, career search processes are increasingly subject to innovation. A timely example of this growth is ChatGPT. This tool is dynamic and powerful and has a wide range of capabilities, especially pertaining to the career searching process. Like any tool, it has pros and cons for the career development professional to consider.

Complete Article >
Archive

K-12

Growing Careers: Using School Gardens to Help Promote Career Development

Growing Careers: Using School Gardens to Help Promote Career Development

By Josh Mangin

It has been well established that career development is a lifelong process. However, this concept may be difficult for K-12 students to fully grasp without personal experience. The nature of gardening allows the career professionals to give students the chance to gain hands-on experience with lifelong development by practicing important transferable skills, improving their self-understanding, and promoting a sense of teamwork and community.

Complete Article >
Archive

Post-Secondary

Fostering Empathetic Career Development Through Non-Violent Communication Principles

Fostering Empathetic Career Development Through Non-Violent Communication Principles

By Aysegul Zeren

The skill of empathy is vital for career services professionals as it fosters trust, open dialogue, and meaningful connections. By embracing empathy, professionals empower students, allowing them to feel heard and confident in making career choices. This article introduces Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles and explores their application in the field of career development.

Complete Article >
Archive

Workplaces

Implementing Retirement-focused Career Services in a Workplace Setting

Implementing Retirement-focused Career Services in a Workplace Setting

By Andrea Updegrove

Individuals in the workplace today face retirement options that include continued employment. This article discusses workplace-based career services that can prepare individuals for this evolving nature of retirement, integrating career development theories and recommended practices to help make the transition to retirement smoother.

Complete Article >
Archive

NCDA News

A Closer Look Inside NCDA’s DEI Symposium

A Closer Look Inside NCDA’s DEI Symposium

By Natasha Barnes

In following the tradition begun in 2023, NCDA’s 2024 Global Career Development Conference will again offer a focus on social justice issues and diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility (DEIBA). The newly reformatted symposium will allow for discussion, learning, and networking, resulting in increased cultural awareness.

Complete Article >
Archive

Tech Tips

Using ChatGPT to Generate a Career Exploration List

Students often ask, "What careers should I be pursuing?" A new tool to add to your toolbox in this scenario is ChatGPT. You can encourage students to expand their career search by using ChatGPT to review sample job descriptions, students' interests, and skills to develop a list of options. Prompts to enter into ChatGPT that can help lead this discussion include: 

  • Can you provide a list of job titles in [MAJOR] that use [SKILL, SKILL, SKILL]?
  • Can you review this job description and provide companies in [CITY, STATE] that might hire similar job titles? [ADD job description]
  • Can you review this job description for a [JOB TITLE] position and let me know what other jobs might be similar? [ADD job description]


Tech Tip submitted by Allison Pirpich, apirpich@floridapoly.edu

Archive