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Later Chapters with Dr. Lee Richmond

By Rich Feller

This is the next interview within the Career Convergence series with experienced NCDA leaders as they offer insights about their “later chapters” and navigating a lifetime of transitions. This project hopes to add to the knowledge base of ageless aging, transitions, and questions critical to developing career development leaders.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Career Credentialing for Counselor Educators & Supervisors: A Tool for Advocacy Within Our Profession

By Tina Anctil

As counselor educators and supervisors who specialize in career counseling, it is imperative that we support the advancement of our specialty to future career counselors. With the establishment of competency-based credentials, we can now promote our specialty in a dynamic way to counseling students and graduates, allowing for a new generation of career counselors.

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Independent Practice

Portfolio Careers: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

By Gloria Dansby-Giles

A portfolio career is an appealing choice for individuals who are looking for a flexible work schedule and the opportunity to combine part-time jobs. Types of portfolio careers, career theory application, and portfolio career advantages will be explored in this article.

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K-12

3 Key Reasons Counselors Need to Explore Skilled Trades with Their Students

By JP Michel

When compared to traditional college education, skilled trades have been seen as a fallback profession. Yet, skilled trades provide the same, if not more, opportunities for those who choose this path. In this article, we discuss three key reasons why counselors need to explore skilled trades with their students.

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Post-Secondary

Preparing Students for Career Success: Exposing Students to Online Interviewing

By Errick D. Farmer and Sundra D. Kincey

This article focuses on the importance of college career advisors and faculty members keeping pace with the changing landscape of job interviews. Specifically we explore methods for preparing students to succeed in virtual interviews, using technology and online interactions as the primary medium for securing jobs and internships.

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Workplaces

What is a “Stay Interview” and Why Should We Know This?

By Jim Peacock

Stay interviews, as opposed to exit interviews, are being used by many companies to improve retention. Asking employees what is working for them and what could be done to help them, improves communication, engagement, and hopefully retention.

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NCDA News

Eight NCDA Values: Linking the Past, Present, and Future

By Hyung Joon Yoon

Using a positivity approach and employing Appreciative Inquiry, NCDA is working to prioritize its values and envision a possible future state where each of its values is evident.

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Tech Tips

Checking ADA Compliance

If you or your organization has a website that requires ADA compliance, there are several online free checkers that are available to ensure compliance. A Checker https://achecker.ca/checker/index.php  is a particularly simple one. Just enter the url of the page you want examined and A Checker will show you which parts of the page have issues such as a lack of alt text for your images, or insufficient contrast for reading by visually impaired individuals. The Usability Geek site https://usabilitygeek.com/10-free-web-based-web-site-accessibility-evaluation-tools/ has a few more tools you can check out.

- Tip provided by Dr. Janet Wall, ceuonestop@gmail.com

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