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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Individuals who pass through low-skilled work in their careers can represent this phase as showing strength of character as obstacles are overcome. However, continuing to work in low-skilled employment has so many negative consequences that finding ways to assist those individuals' career development is an important challenge for guidance policy…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Labor Market, Career Development, Employment Qualifications
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Bimrose, Jenny; Mulvey, Rachel; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The research investigation into the career trajectories of low-skilled, mid-career individuals in Europe, on which this symposium focused, has emphasised the importance of career support. Participants sometimes had not even completed their initial school qualifications. Often, though not always, they had significant skill deficits. The majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semiskilled Workers, Career Development, Career Guidance
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Barnes, Sally-Anne; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This explores the narratives from three individuals in low-skilled employment in the UK. The interviewees reflected upon their experiences of learning from compulsory education and beyond and their pathways through education to employment. The narratives illustrate how with the support of significant others, resilience and proactivity, they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semiskilled Workers, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article focuses upon the processes whereby individuals reframe their career goals and career direction mid-way through their working lives. Three cases, drawn from Denmark, Germany and Italy, are used to exemplify these processes. The cases are part of a larger study which included the development of a model that could accommodate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Change, Career Development, Midlife Transitions