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A Strengths-Based Approach to Career Development Using Appreciative Inquiry, Second Edition

Book Review by Craig Benson

Using the principles from Appreciative Inquiry, Donald Schutt developed the Strengths-Based Approach to aid professionals in applying a positive perspective to individuals involved in career development. The second edition of the monograph includes updated references and more practical tools to use with groups and individuals.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Breaking into the Classroom: 5 Tips to Integrate Career Components into Student Coursework

By Nicole Poff

Student Affairs and Academia are two different worlds. Through classroom integration, our career center has been able to successfully begin the process of merging the two worlds to create a better student-client experience. Aspiring university career counselors may need to be instructed as to how to start the process of integration in their future employment.

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Independent Practice

It’s Their Outcome, Not Ours

By Laura Lee

In this article, career professionals will learn the importance of being outcome focused and not get distracted by their own personal views of what success looks like. This article describes a process for maintaining the client’s desired outcome by staying curious and helping them overcome obstacles to achieve their desired goal.

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K-12

Career Decision Making of African-Immigrant Students: What Career Counselors Need to Know

By Grace Wambu

African-immigrant students face a multitude of challenges while navigating the American education system and choosing a career. This article aims to address the unique career development issues, and career decision making challenges faced by African-immigrant students and recommend some strategic interventions for career counselor to use.

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Post-Secondary

Peer Consultation: A Best Practice for Career Development Professionals

By Lanie Damon and Kim Meredith

Many remarkable benefits have come from a collegial commitment between two long-time career development colleagues to write a career development related article for publication. In this article, we share our story as consulting peers in hopes that it will be an impetus for your own practice and career development.

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Workplaces

Relational-Cultural Theory: A Social Justice Perspective of Career Development in the Workplace

By Lawrence L. H. Richardson, Tonya R. Hammer, Christian D. Chan

Traditional career development theorists rarely acknowledge the importance of relationships and culture. Relational-cultural theory (RCT) is a new perspective from which career development practitioners can work with their clients. Career practitioners may use RCT to explore critical issues that affect people’s career development in the workplace because all individuals have complex identities.

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Tech Tips

Bitmoji

Bitmoji is your own personal emoji.  Once you download the Bitmoji app, you can create your own expressive cartoon like avatar.  You can choose from a huge library of stickers, all featuring you.  At the beginning of a career workshop, I ask the students to send me a Bitmoji, on how they are feeling about their careers.  At the end of the workshop, I ask the students to send another Bitmoji expressing how they are feeling about their career.  Personal emoji's aid communication in a unique, modern way.

-Tip provided by Lynne Orr, orrl@wpunj.edu

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