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Understanding Military Service Members Transition into the Civilian Workforce: A Guide for Career Professionals

Understanding Military Service Members Transition into the Civilian Workforce: A Guide for Career Professionals

By Alex Nguyen

As career professionals, it is important to be multiculturally competent. This includes understanding the unique process that United States military service members go through when they have completed their tour of duty and are reintegrating into the civilian workforce. Understanding this process is vital for all career practitioners.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Preparing Career Counselors to Aid Future Clients with Job Search

Preparing Career Counselors to Aid Future Clients with Job Search

By Galaxina Wright

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the involuntary unemployment rate in March 2020 and The Great Resignation, our society has redefined its views and roles throughout the world of work. Career counselor educators are obligated to develop an increased understanding of how to expand career counselors-in-training (CITs) competencies related to job search.

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Independent Practice

Employment after Prison: The Importance of Supporting Workers Who are Seeking Work after Incarceration

Employment after Prison: The Importance of Supporting Workers Who are Seeking Work after Incarceration

By Kelly Parker

People with criminal records face many obstacles after leaving the justice system. Finding a sufficient paying job that is meaningful to them is instrumental in reducing the probability of recidivism. Career services providers could benefit from gaining more knowledge about serving individuals who have been incarcerated in order to better serve this population. 

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K-12

Tomorrow’s High School: A Revolutionary Resource for Forward-Thinking Educators

Tomorrow’s High School: A Revolutionary Resource for Forward-Thinking Educators

Book Review By Rebecca Dedmond and Niel Carey

Dr. Gene Bottom's new book, Tomorrow's High School, is intended to be a study guide for educational and community leaders who are working to improve the quality of educational experiences for all students, with an emphasis on the most challenged. It is a critical resource that all school stakeholders, particularly school counselors, can use to achieve career-readiness.

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Post-Secondary

 Portfolio Careers After Postsecondary Education: Encouraging Students to Consider a Test Drive

Portfolio Careers After Postsecondary Education: Encouraging Students to Consider a Test Drive

By Gloria Dansby-Giles

There are pros and cons of pursuing portfolio careers. Portfolio work may be necessary when dealing with a volatile economy or unstable career field. Career services professionals at postsecondary institutions can use the resources in this article to assist students who are turning to portfolio careers.

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Workplaces

Matching, Trust, and Symbiosis for High Quality Mentoring

Matching, Trust, and Symbiosis for High Quality Mentoring

By David Hosmer

Successful workplace mentoring comprises complex interacting factors beneath the surface. This article describes the impact that matching, trust, and symbiosis have on mentoring programs supported by an organization. Use the suggestions provided for creating and nurturing high-quality relationships.

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NCDA News

Honoring Pathways to Success

Honoring Pathways to Success

By Andra D’Amico

Looking for a way to create momentum for success in our field? Get inspired by hearing from an NCDA award winner, then nominate yourself or another member for a 2023 NCDA Award.

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Tech Tips

Schedule Email Messages

Desire work/life balance? Use an Outlook scheduling feature to delay sending email messages until a better time. This strategy respects the work/life balance of others. If I choose to work at night or over the weekend, I schedule messages to go out the next business day, so I don't interfere with my colleagues' time off. It can also be used to work ahead, if a message is on your mind now, such as sending appointment reminders.

Tech Tip submitted by Barbara Thomson thomson.barbara@rutgers.edu

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