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A review of career development grants available for underserved populations is presented. The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings were recently released, and the government is already hard at work using these results to improve employee satisfaction and attract the next generation of top talent to federal agencies. Learn more about which agencies ranked the highest, how agencies are using this data as a recruitment tool and, most importantly, how you can put this information to work for your clients.

Employment interviewing is an activity designed to help employers select individuals with the necessary skills, capabilities, and intangible characteristics to meet the needs of a particular position. This article provides a conceptual overview of the use of a simple interviewing model called the Employment Interview Triangle. The interviewing approach described provides a framework for how to conduct a purposeful and productive interview for both novice and expert interviewers.

Participants work together as part of a team and keep motivated while successfully gaining their employment desires. It is now a common belief that if you feel that you are not learning anything new or your career is at a standstill, you are likely to get that proverbial itch to leave your current work and look for greener pastures.

This article offers an important message and timely suggestions to share with clients to help them prepare for a productive career conversation with their manager — before deciding to move on. The process of transitioning from military to civilian life has a number of unique challenges. In this article, a former U. Marine turned career counselor, reveals some of his own hurdles and offer some considerations for career service practitioners who work with military veterans.

As job seekers hunt for new opportunities, most probably assume that their only option is to look in metropolitan areas for work. What about the idea of a career path in a rural area? There are opportunities to build a career in many rural communities across this country and the USDA helps make this a reality. Training managers, supervisors and HR professionals can learn to listen closely to the stories in interviews, performance reviews and career development conversations. The Veterans Career Transition Management System VetCMTS is an innovative and comprehensive job search system designed to assist transitioning military personnel and veterans to successfully move into the civilian work world.

It provides a variety of tools including: a reference manual, telescripts for contacting employers, daily progress sheets to track activities, and a weekly progress sheet. The toolkit is designed to allow veterans to take ownership of their career development and facilitate the process of finding suitable employment. The call for education and career development of inner city youth is very urgent.

There is a need for school districts, nonprofit programs, and career practitioners to aid the children in the inner city in finding the gift of professional purpose. Career practitioners should be awakened by minority teens and young adults who have a quiet whisper for help. Career practitioners are working with more Gen Ys in the workplace. Here are some suggestions to help Gen Y workers become workplace savvy. Here are some critical new career management skills that you will want to share with your employees and clients. At the one year anniversary of federal hiring reform, the "Partnership for Public Service" looks at what has changed in the way government recruits and hires our nation's best talent.

Federal hiring reform officially began May when President Obama outlined new hiring policies in a Presidential Memorandum, and the government has made strides on reforming hiring processes since focusing on the effort. As our population ages, many older workers are extending employment past the traditional retirement age, and reinventing themselves and their careers later in life. To insure the currency of job search methods for our support group, a counselor-educator teamed with employment experts to structure meetings to encourage job seekers to share what they were learning from searching.

Here is what our team offered and accomplished with five different groups. Partnerships with companies, colleges, and funders that produce positive results is the goal. Looking to broaden your understanding of government work and its opportunities? Perhaps considering employment within a government agency or department either for yourself or for clients? Effective decision-making requires current and accurate information on government work, exploration of opportunities, and examination of the labor market.

A mentoring partnership is a two-way inclusive interaction, with an exchange of insights, knowledge, and expertise. This relationship provides learning benefits for both participants. Unconventional candidates often have difficulty finding and keeping good jobs, even when they have strong vocational skills. It explains why this is so, and offers a number of straightforward strategies to address these issues. This is our story of how we implemented an innovative public service initiative on campus. How can we help our clients be indispensable?

Sharing these keys with clients will bring value to the organization and enhance careers! Career counselors are encouraged to act on a grassroots level to educate their community about disability awareness. The government is a major funder of career programs, either directly from the various federal agencies or through state and local pipelines. Being aware of these programs, eligibility for participation and methods of applying can enable a career service provider to more effectively help clients enter, develop or transition from a career field.

Many people can lose enthusiasm and passion for work at some time over the course of their career. Career counselors can help both themselves and others rediscover both passion and purpose for their work by implementing several proactive measures. Career counselors are expected to be competent advocates for the career development and employment of diverse populations. This brief article highlights 10 strategies for supporting employers embracing diversity. Links are provided to several relevant websites for more information. Ex-offenders face many career-related obstacles upon release from prison.

This article presents brief national statistics and some information about federal programs that were created to help ex-offenders obtain gainful employment. Also included are resources specific to the metro Denver, Colorado area. Twitter originated as a way for employees inside a company to communicate with one another. Career management is a lifelong process. The resume, LinkedIn profile and other career communications can be of value in that process, well beyond the job search. What if you were asked to design a program that would provide a wide range of career services to over 60, people working in over locations around the world—and told that you must do so without putting counselors in any of these locations?

Informational Interviews, a tool used by job seekers and career-changers to obtain information about careers, trends, and industries, are a powerful method to find job openings. However, many individuals are reluctant to use this tool. This article offers a workshop format one Workforce Center is using to help them overcome these barriers. It is more important than ever for career professionals to find ways to instill hope, foster creative thought, and maintain a positive outlook in both ourselves and our clients.

It is in the mindset of the athlete, the "Champion Mind", where how to do this is understood and unveiled. Given that our unemployment rate continues to flirt with double digits, we all try to find ways to help our clients and customers. Over the last few years several online tools have been developed.

Here is a listing of what some consider the best tools. Continuous learning has become vital in developing and retaining a skilled workforce. The challenge to organizations is supporting a diverse and evolving workforce in achieving learning and career development goals. Strategies for increasing economic empowerment and job search skills are shared via an interview with a "hands-on" practitioner. There is a lot of buzz in the market these days about Personal Branding. For many it feels gimmicky or like a slick marketing trick to once again make you feel like you are missing something if you don't have your own personal brand.

The savvy career development professional knows that personal branding is neither a gimmick nor a trick, it is a concept that has taken hold and is being used extensively in the business world. This article will discuss the old ideas that Latinos have encountered for many years. Ideas such as Latinos are not interested in education, they cannot speak English and there are no supports for Latino adults.

A program to help Latinos overcome many of these career obstacles will be discussed. The ACEG is a division of the American Counseling Association ACA and is comprised of counselors and educators who work with members of the Armed Services and their families active duty or retired and civilian employees of the Department of Defense and other government agencies.

Recently the demographics of the unemployed population have changed, and more individuals who involuntarily lost their jobs due to a dwindling economy are now seeking new careers.

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Establishments like workforce centers, employment agencies, nonprofits and community organizations who serve these unemployed individuals have the opportunity to generate empowerment in the job seekers by identifying transferable skills. One of the hallmarks of career success inside organizations is the ability of a new or recently promoted employee to successfully transition into a new or expanded leadership role.

This article highlights findings and practices from Right Management, Inc. Before you toss away that calendar, consider taking the time to review your past year's work. As career development professionals, conducting a year-end review can help us reflect on what we've learned about ourselves and our own career development. Further, we can guide our clients who work in organizations through their own year-end review and use this information to help them design meaningful goals in the new year.

Career services are affected by the stressed economic resources, particularly in the non-profit areas. How is your agency responding? In today's economy, many individuals are looking at the military as a viable option for employment. Here is a plan of action to assist counselors who are unfamiliar with the military and its vast career options. Individuals who want to propel their career within organizations would do well to consider becoming story collectors.

Storytelling workers are far more confident, convincing, and persuasive than competitors who merely list accomplishments - or believe they have no accomplishments. This new directory provides comprehensive information on finding, applying and getting hired in the federal government. The resources provided will be invaluable to counselors and to both seasoned and first-time federal job seekers. Getting businesses past the negative perceptions of their workforce center and engaging them in the value saving programs are today's assignments for the workforce center professional.

This handbook describes a process for designing, implementing, and evaluating career services programs. The intended audience includes those who wish to change existing services, as well as those who are initiating a service center or program within a business or school. It is a comprehensive resource that can be used as a reference manual or as a precise and directive guide for the development or redesign of a career program.

As Congress considers reauthorization of career and workforce legislation and the impact of newly proposed initiatives, we look to our members to advocate for issues important to our organization and profession. The Government Relations Committee provides support and information to aid your efforts. Members can dramatically impact policy decisions related to NCDA's legislative agenda through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

In today's extroverted business world, introverts can feel ignored, overlooked, and misunderstood. But career development practitioners can help by identifying introverts' characteristic behaviors, understanding their key career challenges and providing practical career advice on their most common hot buttons -- networking, managing and leading people, performing in meetings, and more. My experience working with college students stems from two different perspectives.

Initially as a college recruiter, I conducted events and used resources to hire graduating seniors. Now on the "flip side" as a career counselor, I focus on helping students in a way that integrates my knowledge of both employment and career development. Experts share insights, opportunities and challenges for careers in this exploding industry.

Employees and employers should take note, as we are just at the beginning of the learning curve. Civil service is again coming into vogue. Career counselors and coaches are being approached by clients seeking direction toward federal government careers. More and more students are requesting instruction on completing and posting their federal resume. Are you prepared to assist them?

The frequent relocation of military families requires military spouses to use creative strategies for bridging gaps in their employment. These same tactics can be utilized by ALL job seekers. Every year, 25, teens leave the foster youth system. Agencies like the Independent Living Skills Program help them make the leap to adulthood, college and jobs. Employment Specialist must reach out to this often-forgotten population. The advocation of public policy by career development professionals has primarily been focused on education, training and employment. However, for future progress in policy development, it would be wise for career professionals to play a key role in identifying strategic goals that emphasize resiliency and employability in workers.

Career development practitioners who work in organizations are often asked to help managers and supervisors find ways to encourage the ongoing professional development of employees they supervise. Here are some suggestions from a career professional, charged with helping supervisors and their workers to develop ongoing career development strategies. His idea of using a Career Development Plan may offer you a strategy for coaching the managers and supervisors you serve within your organization.

As career development professionals, we support others in developing their careers in a complex and changing workforce. This article offers practical tips for coaching and developing employees during times of change. In order to meet changing leadership challenges, government employees with managerial authority must seek skill development and executive training in Servant Leadership, which encompasses empowering, motivating, and nurturing employees towards collaboration, knowledge sharing, and team building cultures.

Given that the work world is becoming increasingly complex for workers, it is imperative that career development professionals identify the skills that will enable workers to be successful in this ever-changing environment. This article presents examples of key abilities correlated with high performance in organizations. Unquestionably unemployment contributes to an increased rate of parole revocation, which is a major risk factor for recidivism.

Professionals who assist ex-offenders in the search for employment must possess a comprehensive set of workforce development skills. How can clients successfully establish a career or a change when battling depression? In June, Part I looked at the consequences of not taking a systems approach to corporate career development programs. Now we'll see the advantages of the systems view and also a few ways to mix in the social structures that are the untapped power of organizations. Why aren't organizational career development programs working?

In the first part of this two-part article, we explore the application of a systems approach; in part 2, we'll look at ways to leverage relationships. Understanding the integration of these two critical factors can help career consultants who work with organizations deliver more effective services and stronger results. Appreciating international transition from a holistic perspective enables individuals to prepare more appropriately for the numerous challenges and opportunities of such journeys.

Career counseling that integrates a wide range of considerations is very helpful throughout the transitioning process. A creative in-house career development program at a major midwestern metropolitan hospital develops and motivates current employees and reaches out to a challenging and diverse urban community.

Denise Jenkins tells the story of how her hospital uses training and development initiatives to communicate to the whole health-care team that the hospital values them. This article addresses the complexities of U. It addresses many of the barriers associated with this population including homelessness. The Cognitive Information Processing CIP Approach to career counseling is presented as a method for assisting veterans from initial placement to long-term career development. Career Convergence has a gift for career counselors working in organizations: a free article for you to use in your corporate employee bulletin or newsletter.

Help your employees who might be stuck in a career rut by sharing this sound advice. Please include the citation found at the end when reprinting this article. Mentoring enhances morale, boosts productivity, and offers rich opportunities for career development at minimal cost. Done poorly, however, mentoring can prove detrimental to participants as well as an organization.


Implementing these five steps will help to ensure mentors, proteges, and organizations all benefit. This review showcases the main ideas presented in Ferriss' book, and Steele offers insight as to how these suggestions improved her own career efficiency and satisfaction. Since so many job seekers seem discouraged and overwhelmed, particularly those in State and Federal One Stops and Rapid Response agencies, resources such as these motivational pocket books are a valuable tool.

They discuss how career professionals operating in the public sector can use public policy as a tool to enhance engagement at the state level.

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Evolving leadership challenges like succession planning in government, international cultural genocide, and international terrorism have made decision making for government managers very tough with extreme implications. All government managers need to develop and utilize critical thinking skills. The engagement in managerial critical thinking is about learning to overcome and become self aware of biases, false assumptions, myths, and faulty paradigms that can hamper effective decision making. How do you see HR? Gatekeepers or important network contacts?

When career counselors and HR professionals develop mutual respect, a cross-pollination can occur that benefits both groups. Maureen Nelson discusses two trends in the HR world that career counselors should be aware of. People who help others for a living often put themselves last when it comes to mental and physical health. This article highlights the symptoms of compassion fatigue and offers some simple solutions.

Ed's Note: This article originally appeared in Career Convergence in and is being published again due to the valuable and timeless topic. This article outlines the career development strategies and approaches that have been successful in identifying career areas and employment opportunities for people with psychiatric disabilities. Strategies offered are especially helpful to practitioners who work with state vocational rehabilitation offices.

The use of Improv techniques in career counseling can add some fun to learning job search skills. Relevant Improv techniques are suggested for many of the skills clients need to engage in career exploration and conduct a successful job search. Best of all, it benefits clients in a variety of settings - from One-Stops to students to private practice.

Veterans returning home after recently serving in the Middle East face many adjustments, including career planning. This article details a few of the Department of Labor's online resources available to recently separated military personnel, their families and the career counselors assisting them in finding information about job searching, career development and post-secondary education. The "Horse-Whisperer" image provides an excellent visualization of how advocacy works.

In this second in a series, Bridget Brown and Ellen Weaver Paquette continue discussing the importance of advocacy at the state and national level for programs that enhance career development opportunities for all citizens. Career coaches are subject to the same job-retention factors as everyone else.

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In this article, two professional career coaches explore the reason that employees within their small, nonprofit program not only stick around longer than the average employee, but return after leaving. The Career Readiness Certificate is fast becoming a national portable skills credential. The Career Readiness Certificate objectively certifies applied skills and trainability so it is particularly valuable to exiting CTE high school students.

The Consortium now consists of 43 states, and close to 60, Certificates have already been issued. The article discusses the Presidential Management Fellowship Internship Program which is a little known option for getting into government on a fast-track to senior management jobs. Plug in your power tools before engaging in a job remodeling. When you manage career negotiations well, you and your organization will be pleased with the results. The article provides statistics on the need for services and the outcome of services offered for Maryland's incarcerated population.

The authors offer insight into governmental consulting opportunities. They suggest that it is better to volunteer one's services than do disservice to the counseling profession by accepting low compensation rates. Finally, they make recommendations for raising the compensation bar for the career counselor. What goes together like toast and jam or sea and sand?

How about careers and community? Carmena will be presenting the unique pilot project she directs, a new public library service that enlarges and supplements the field of career development in Louisiana. What have we done to promote similar professional standards for the organization and administration of career centers and their programs?

Are they needed? Sherry Rossiter reviews the types of workplace bullying that occur and suggests strategies for coaching our career clients who are, or who have been, its victims. Springboard Forward partners with employers and community-based organizations to improve job performance and promote upward mobility for the low-wage workforce. Making the transition from counselor to evaluator is not always an easy one. However, a career in selection can be quite rewarding if a counselor can get past initial reservations and misconceptions. The following may help demystify the process and shed selection in a more positive light.

Qualified career counselors, retained in litigation as expert witnesses, can offer analyses that facilitate just resolution of disputes. This article describes the types of disputes in which career counselors; insights are germane and outlines processes to conduct earning capacity assessments. Career counselors are cautioned about the perils of expert witness consulting: opposing lawyer deception, manipulation, and bullying - the antithesis of counselor training and raison de etre - are the rule of the day in forensic settings.

No other profession is so closely related to career advising as Human Resources: Figuratively speaking, we "mirror image" one another. Sally Gelardin reviews a new book that can be a field guide to the mysteries of the HR profession for the beginning career counselor, and even for the veteran. Have you tried to help your clients wind through the maze of the federal hiring process? If so, you know that Uncle Sam is not a benevolent recruiter.

Lily Whiteman has tackled this challenge and provided counselors with a valuable resource. Motivational Interviewing MI , a strategy developed in a very different context, also has a place within the framework of career counseling. Specific, practical suggestions on how to apply Motivational Interviewing approaches are provided. Can it be done? Career development professionals frequently find themselves sitting across the desk from "unlucky" people who have just lost their jobs, or are facing career crisis.

Barry Davis reviews a book that provides insight and interventions that can be helpful in coaching and motivating client turn-arounds, from bad luck to career success. Emphasizing accomplishments rather than just listing skills, can be an effective form of self-marketing that federal employees can use. In this book the reviewer found a pleasant, refreshing look at the intersection between guiding a family, being a leader, and managing people in the workplace. Her experience, both as a manager and as a parent, made her curious about the relationship between parenting children and coaching in organizations.

IRS career management workshops help employees maximize their career potential, and facilitate the achievement of the IRS strategic goals of retention and reorganization. These workshops form an integral part of the career development services the IRS offers its employees. Despite the popular view that career development is lifelong, vocational development theories have seldom been applied to persons with mental retardation. A proposed ecological model of career development for persons with developmental disabilities is discussed here.

Note: this article originally appeared here in Jan. Happiness is often a lost commodity when someone is in the throes of job loss or career change. Martin Seligman's work titled "Learned Optimism" provides practical advice for improving our results in career development by understanding how to be more positive, even when we don't feel like it! Competitive sourcing also known as public-private competition for work currently preformed by federal employees is intended to spur the government to work more efficiently and ensure that taxpayers are receiving the best service at the most reasonable cost.

For the federal employees whose functions have been identified as those that could be performed by the private sector it means turmoil, anxiety and often, loss of federal status. Many individuals want to make the leap to management, but not all will succeed. Those who fail tend to fall back on stylistic preferences that worked well for them in past roles. These individuals often find themselves being referred for coaching; and during the course of consultation, patterns frequently emerge.

Awareness is often the important first step in moving from unsuccessful to successful. Since it's inception in , the Career Readiness Certificate Consortium has grown to include 37 states. The Certificate is fast becoming a national credential because of its benefits to employers and employees. Webster's defines "disappointment" as an expectation that goes unfulfilled, a situation to which career advisors are far from immune. Sunitha Narayanan has consulted with many hard-to-place job seekers going through relocation and cultural shift. She shares three brief case studies involving client disappointment, and what she learned through them.

Entrepreneurship is an exciting way for people with disabilities to realize their full potential while becoming financially self-supporting. This article about a formal, workplace mentoring program is the first of two rendered by members of the NCDA Mentoring Program committee.

The Workforce Investment Act delineates basic principles to guide service delivery to employers, their employees and job seekers through local One-Stop Career Centers. This article includes a brief background of the Workforce Investment Act and how the One-Stop system delivers career services to communities. Lifework success, according to Feller and Whichard, is "how we live, and who we've helped, not what we have. To achieve this result, they advocate lifelong learning, meaningful work, and purposeful living amidst a rapidly changing work climate.

Read on to find out how to help clients achieve this result. The tips provided in this article are intended to simplify the federal application process by helping applicants understand how to decipher a vacancy announcement and prepare a well-written application package that will lead to a job interview.

A challenging and important question to ask of ourselves and our organizations is "What do we mean by success? This article explores these questions from personal and organizational perspectives, and draws out implications for career counselors. Social service organizations represent an opportunity for career counselors who are interested in consulting. Career counselors can help agencies implement career development programs as an employee retention and development strategy.

In this article, the author presents a three-step model for initiating such a system. Florida-based Career Coach Michael Levy relates a recent experience he had while leading a transformational seminar for a group of insurance professionals. Putting the participants back in touch with long-forgotten interests and dreams turned a sad experience into a source of creative possibilities. Eleven days in the life of this counselor were spent in China as a delegate with the People to People Ambassador program.

All counselors should accept invitations to participate in unique professional development activities. More jobseekers are looking to the federal government as an employer of choice. Excellent federal benefits and regular working hours are appealing to people wanting to balance family and work life. InfoPLACE is a public library based career planning program where adults can get help deciding if they are leaning toward a radical career transition or an immediate job search. The US Department of Labor has produced a comprehensive, dynamic, and high-quality system of occupational information and supporting tools.

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These are available without cost to career development and workforce practitioners and researchers. A Career Materials Developer describes how she develops computerized career planning materials utilizing knowledge of career counseling with skills in data analysis, labor market analysis, and computer program design. The tasks involve identifying the most relevant career information, arranging that information to be useful to clients, and determining how a computer can make life easier for clients who need that information.

CAP includes diagrams of employees' most likely career path options and other vital information about various job series and career paths. For any individual hoping to determine if he or she is cut out to be an entrepreneur, formalized upfront assessment can be extremely useful. Career consultant Kent Noel notes that multiple data point assessment can shed considerable light on characteristics common among entrepreneurs: Personality fit, drive, problem solving, and motivation. A job interview and a mile marathon both require stamina, endurance, excellent mental and physical shape, and the clear headed thinking required to survive the stress.

Creatively comparing the two, Michael Levy notes similarities in preparation and practice, which are essential both to a marathon runner reaching the finish line and to coming out a winner with effective interviewing. This first person account of the work of a Career Counselor at The American University of Paris gives insight into the similarities and differences of the profession worldwide.

A description of her career path also reveals future options for current students. Our clients frequently decide well into their careers to leave the security of their corporate homes to pursue independent businesses. Major challenges and adjustments accompany this decision that are not always obvious or understood until experienced. Career development consultant Bob Reuter shares some learnings from his own experience to help smooth the way for clients who come for help in making this transition.

Career coach Steve Stromp observes that in business settings the rule is equally valid during job interviews. This article includes the following information: -Why Distance Career Counseling can be useful in corporate career counseling and employee development. Preserving employee commitment to company goals despite organizational instability is paramount. Organizational changes may cause your employees to experience career challenges that could affect their success at the company.

Career counseling is a resource that employers can rely on when work performance, career transition or cultural fit becomes an issue. This article reviews the literature on the outcomes of short-term training programs for welfare recipients and the services required to meet the self-sufficiency needs of welfare recipients participating in short-term training.

This article discusses the advantages of using formalized assessment in the selection of qualified salespeople. Because it touches on cost and quality issues, career counselors could present this sound rationale to their corporate clientele. Accurate and timely information about occupations, job growth and labor demands is more important than ever in today's volatile job market. This article offers a clear guide to some of the best government and commercial sources for occupational information. Are you looking for a chance to introduce adult learning principles that excite, educate and motivate employees in your organization?

The underpinnings of a structured mentoring program, sponsored at the Internal Revenue Service, can show you how. Mentoring has long since been applauded for its vital cornerstone approaches that deliver extraordinary synergies and strategies that assist employees in becoming the ultimate drivers of their career.

This article briefly explores Dr. William Moulton Marston's theory of behavior and describes how one organization used the DiSC Personal Profile Software System as a foundation to develop and refocus a geographically dispersed team.

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  8. They also serve as powerful resources for career planning and for creating a strategy to maximize career opportunity. Career development facilitators and career counselors can help military service members make a smooth transition from the military to the civilian workforce by becoming familiar with the wide variety of resources that are designed for this purpose. How many more youth are we going to loose to the streets, substance abuse, violence, unemployment and chronic under employment, violence?

    As career development professionals, we know that our young people are our future. Today, corporate leaders look to career practitioners as strategic learning partners in their organizations. Employers want employees to learn and develop because the bank of knowledge is precision to their organizations. Constant change in the workplace makes career planning more difficult; well-defined competencies can provide guidance in career planning. Career practitioners can have an active voice in the business environment by creating and facilitating learning communities to address current issues relating to family, education and work.

    Talent management involves strategies and practices to align employees' expectations with business needs of the organization. Good talent management is a benefit for both employees and organizations. There are compelling reasons organizations need to pay attention to talent, and compelling reasons for people to work for organizations that do.

    Many people derail or almost derail their careers based on what others may perceive as behaviors inappropriate for the role. This article describes how some organizations use assessments based on William Moulton Marston's DISC theory to help employees, managers and executives better understand themselves and others with whom each may work.

    Though individual positions will vary, here is a sample composite job description, which outlines the range of responsibilities for a Corporate Career Consultant. Home Contact Login. Menu Latest Issue. Reprint Policy. NCDA Home. Workplaces Archives. Career Development, Vulnerable Populations and the Lens of Scarcity By Elizabeth Robertson The concept of scarcity addresses the perception of having less than you need and how that shapes choices and behaviors.

    Shivy The career development of people returning from prison to society reentrants continues to be a focused area of research and practice. By Jim Peacock Stay interviews, as opposed to exit interviews, are being used by many companies to improve retention. How to Attract Millennials to Your Workplace By Nidal Khaznadar There are various critiques, myths, facts, and studies written about the millennial generation in the workplace and how they are reshaping the way we work, play, buy and even think.

    Richardson, Tonya R. Hammer, Christian D. Chan Traditional career development theorists rarely acknowledge the importance of relationships and culture. Career Development Tools at Your Public Library By Summer Greenwood Public libraries have increased their scope of services to encourage collaboration, innovation and life-long learning within the community. Navigating Changes to the Day Rule for Retiring Military By Stacy Hojnowski Retiring military service members should be aware of the day rule if seeking civilian employment with the Department of Defense DoD immediately after retirement.

    Introverts in the Workplace By Kim Finnestead The purpose of this article is to explore how introverts thrive and react in the workplace. Amos Bullying in schools is frequently in the news but workplace bullying is widespread and also needs attention. The Importance of Labor Market Information in Career Guidance By Liana Jindaryan When clients seek career assistance, they are looking for information about themselves and the world of work. When Clients Seek Second Careers in Healthcare By Allison Peterson Healthcare careers are growing at a fast pace and are attracting many newcomers pursuing a second career.

    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. Great Expectations: Providing Excellence in Reentry Programming By Staci Parker As professionals in the field of career development, how prepared are we to positively encourage high performance from a group that has historically not performed well? What Career Counselors Need to Know About Refugees By Shadin Atiyeh In response to the negative stereotypes of refugees, the crisis in Syria, and the wavering commitment to increase arrivals to the United States, the career counseling profession has a role in advocating for and serving refugees.

    Nelse Grundvig For businesses, the crux of solving a skill shortage is finding someone with the right mix of skills, abilities, and proven experience. Helping Individuals with Disabilities Find Meaningful Work Through Discovery By Lisa Kelley Individuals with disabilities often have a more difficult time finding the right job than individuals without disabilities.

    Three Reasons to Connect with Your Public Library By Meagan Kittrick Public libraries are community hubs, providing essential job seeking support services and resources. Risher Career development practitioners may be called upon to coach and counsel some of the How to Build a Leadership Culture By Dominique Jones Leadership programs are common in large, well-established companies, but they are just as important for smaller, newer organizations. Norman Cultivating spirit at work fosters a focus on meaning and purpose in the workplace, and has resulted in positive benefits organizationally and individually.

    Focusing on Career Development with Inmates By Amy Thul-Sigler Assisting inmates with career development proves challenging for even an experienced counselor. Establishing a Network of Career Support By Gaylen Osborn and Dre Manoni With a grassroots effort, workplaces can create a program where individuals showcase their career journey.

    Navigating the Federal Hierarchy: Tips for Attaining Employment and Career Success By Eraina Schauss Unlike many positions in the private sector, the federal government has a very specific and lengthy process it uses to screen and identify potential hires. Beck Providing career counseling to transgender and gender non-binary clients provides unique opportunities. Strategies for Helping the Hard To Employ By Larry Robbin This article focuses on strategies to increase employment motivation among people that are resistant to going to work.

    Edwards, Sr. Time Management Tips For Career Counselors By Robert White Effective time management can be difficult for many career counselors who freely give of their time and resources in order to help others. Comparing Career Transitions of Midlife and College Student Veterans By Heather Robertson Military members were surveyed regarding their experience transitioning to civilian employment, life satisfaction and demographic features.

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    Most importantly, the HR specialist pushes the window with each manager to assist them to grow professionally to promote the success of the organization and of the individual. The HR professional is a resource for managers who seek out their services. They don't control the relationship or the actions and decisions of the person they are coaching. At best, the HR manager forms a partnership with the coached manager that results in good choices for the organization and personal growth for the manager. Your knowledge, your effectiveness as a communicator, your developed relationship with the manager and your perceived competence will impact a manager's willingness to use your coaching input.

    A manager or supervisor seeks input from you most frequently when they are uncertain about how they handled a particular situation. Or, they seek input prior to making a mistake in the handling of an issue. More recently, managers seek targeted assistance from a coach with their own growth as managers.

    This means you will most often receive the most difficult and delicate questions. After all, why consult you when they know the answer? Recognize too, that sometimes the manager is seeking reassurance and confirmation and may already know the answer to the question they are asking. You will enhance their capabilities and self-esteem if you ask them what they think, and where possible, confirm that their answer is the correct path.

    Your role as a coach is to strengthen their competency, not to demonstrate that you know the answers. When you don't know the correct answer or are speculating about the right course of action, tell the truth. It is far better to say you don't know, that you will check and find out, than to appear to have all of the answers, and give bad advice.

    You'll only ruin your reputation and undermine your credibility as a coach forever. People generally know what is the right or appropriate thing to do. Often your job is to draw the answer out of the individual. If you give the person the answer, the manager is less likely to own and fully enroll in the solution or answer. Winston Connor suggests the coach say to the manager, "Let's explore the possibilities.

    What is it that you really want? You can provide options and recommend resources. You can give your opinion. You can answer questions, but ultimately, the answer must be the manager's. This is the type of question, you may want to ask: How do you think the situation should be handled? What have you considered doing? What do you think you need to do to move to the next level? Listen to hear the specific needs of the manager who seeks your assistance.

    Don't automatically assume that this question or this situation is like any other you have encountered. Give your customer your full attention and take in information that will lead to insightful, personalized responses to the manager's questions. Listen also to what the individual is not saying verbally.

    Watch facial expression, body language, and movements.

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