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The ARCCS of Career Development in Unprecedented Times

The ARCCS of Career Development in Unprecedented Times

By Jerilyn Wagner

The Chaos Theory of Careers has emerged as a career development theory to address the “unprecedented” changes that seem to be emerging in rapid succession around us. This article describes tools for chaos-informed guidance as well as a growth-oriented strategy (ARCCS – Adaptability, Resilience, Creativity, Control, Self-Efficacy) for clients’ development.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Our Lives with a Theory: Reflections on John Holland’s New Autobiography

Our Lives with a Theory: Reflections on John Holland’s New Autobiography

By Carley Peace and Deb Osborn

In writing his autobiography, John Holland hoped to provide “a personal account of [his] research experience that would be helpful for students and new researchers” (p. 40). In this article, a graduate student and a professor describe how this behind-the-scenes look at Holland’s life and work enhanced their understandings of RIASEC theory and provided professional inspiration.

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Independent Practice

Career Development in the Age of Legal Marijuana: Issues, Trends, and Solutions

Career Development in the Age of Legal Marijuana: Issues, Trends, and Solutions

By Christopher Pisarik and Rachel Schleier

Laws and attitudes regarding marijuana use are rapidly changing. Career counselors and coaches will best serve clients by staying abreast of research findings that have implications for career development and by being aware of workplace policies and laws that may affect clients who use marijuana.

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K-12

Promoting Women in Careers to High School Students

Promoting Women in Careers to High School Students

By Janet Norling

Career Fairs are often used strategically to introduce students to different career fields, particularly those with limited exposure to available career options. Targeting women from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds who are in positions of power, can help students better understand a woman’s role in the workforce and bring clarity during career exploration process. By focusing on a specific group, career fairs can create a positive impact on an entire school population.

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Post-Secondary

The Power of Peer Connections and Learning through Cohort-Based Career and Professional Development Groups

The Power of Peer Connections and Learning through Cohort-Based Career and Professional Development Groups

By Satomi Yaji Chudasama

Career specialists are uniquely positioned to empower students to take ownership of their career journeys and practice accountability while helping to create a support system. This article introduces the cohort-based career and professional development groups.

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Workplaces

Making Sense of Skills using the Global Skills Taxonomy

Making Sense of Skills using the Global Skills Taxonomy

By Ann E. Schulte

Skill requirements are changing so fast that most job descriptions cannot keep up…not to mention job seekers, career services providers, and employers. The World Economic Forum has recently released a global skills taxonomy to enable more efficient collaboration and signaling between education, employers, governments, learning providers and job seekers.

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NCDA News

Congratulations to the Winners of the 55th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

Congratulations to the Winners of the 55th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

Thanks to everyone for celebrating National Career Development Month! View the winning poems and art work to be inspired today!

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Tech Tips

LogoCreator Can Impact Your Brand for Free

LogoCreator is a free logo design application built for entrepreneurs, marketers, and nonprofits. The design process only takes a few minutes and it's very intuitive. Private practitioners and job seekers need to think about their personal brand and the impact images can make when networking. Unlike other logo makers, this one is actually 100% free. 

Tech Tip submitted by Faith Woolley, faithwoolley85@hotmail.com

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