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ERIC Number: EJ926658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Career, Migration and the Life CV: A Relational Cultural Analysis
Schultheiss, Donna E.; Watts, Jane; Sterland, Ljaja; O'Neill, Maggie
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v78 n3 p334-341 Jun 2011
In response to the precarious and disadvantaged position of forced migrants in the United States and the UK, marked by unemployment, under employment and loss of career capital, this paper draws upon a relational cultural paradigm and a life design career model in order to understand migrant work life, shape the career intervention process and examine the implications for vocational practice. An innovative career intervention is introduced and discussed, the life CV, which has been used with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK within the context of relational paradigms that reflect the intertwined nature of people's relational and working lives. The paper argues that by engaging in the activities and meaning making associated with the creation of a life CV, different life perspectives and designs become possible and individuals are enabled to consider new ways of knowing themselves and presenting themselves to potential employers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States