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Yates, Julia; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article analyses qualitative data gathered from a survey of career practitioners on the issue of career image (n = 355, 75% female, 89% white and 78% from the UK). Findings reveal three key themes which represent how career image relates to practitioners' values and beliefs, how practitioners make decisions about whether to address the topic…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Decision Making, Career Guidance
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Hooley, Tristram; Hutchinson, Jo; Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This article explores the issue of quality in online career mentoring. It builds on a previous evaluation of Brightside, an online mentoring system in the UK which is primarily aimed at supporting young people's transitions to further learning. The article notes that participants in Brightside's mentoring programmes reported satisfaction with…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Mentors, Educational Quality
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Christie, Fiona – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper reveals findings from a small-scale research project which explored how university careers advisers experience their role in guiding clients within a labour market where barriers to social mobility prevail. The research discovers that advisers' daily work gives them a depth of insight into social mobility. The professional turbulence in…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Social Mobility, Higher Education, Counselor Role
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the views of a group of career development practitioners undertaking a postgraduate qualification as a form of continuing professional development (CPD). It offers insights into how these practitioners perceive and view different forms of CPD. A case study methodology was adopted to gather examples of the CPD activities…
Descriptors: Career Development, Classification, Professional Continuing Education, Graduate Study
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Careers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate-level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Robertson, Peter J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The potential for career guidance to impact on well-being has received insufficient attention in the UK. There are both conceptual and empirical reasons to expect that the impacts may be positive, but a lack of evidence directly testing this proposition. Career guidance has commonalities with therapeutic counselling suggesting analogous effects,…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Health
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Lally, Victor; Sclater, Madeleine – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Careers work in the twenty-first century faces a key challenge in terms of digital technologies: to evaluate their potential for careers work in challenging settings. Given the rapidity of developments, technologies require evaluation in research innovations and naturalistic settings. Virtual worlds offer potential for careers and guidance work,…
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Career Guidance, Design, Career Counseling
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Peake, Sharon; McDowall, Almuth – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
In a rapidly changing world of work, little research exists on mid-career transitions. We investigated these using the open-systems approach of chaos theory as a guiding metaphor and conducted interviews with seven mid-career individuals chosen for their experience of a significant mid-career transition. Four common themes were identified through…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Systems Approach, Career Change, Career Counseling
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Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Many young people in the UK and across the world, where austerity measures are biting deep, find themselves at a time of crisis and uncertainty in their lives. The assumptions previously held of clear and straightforward career paths are being challenged and "career" has come to mean more than simply "work" or…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Therapy
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Reid, H. L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2007
A policy of inclusion has focused the "gaze" of the UK government toward youth services and resulted in the development of the Connexions service in England. Within that context, the practice and professional identity of careers advisers (now called personal advisers) has changed. Many are working intensively with so-called…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Youth, Educational Change
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Malde, Bharat – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
This article sets out a detailed commentary on the neglected end of the assessment centre, namely, the candidate. It highlights the variety of ways in which assessment centres do not always live up to their claims and can act against rather than in the interests of the candidate. It shares with assessment, counselling and guidance professionals an…
Descriptors: Assessment Centers (Personnel), Job Performance, Personnel Selection, Personality Measures
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Morgan, Stephanie; Symon, Gillian – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
Outsourcing can involve the forced transfer of employees to another organisation. During or after the transfer they may find their jobs have changed or go through a process of downsizing. They also often have to maintain a relationship with their previous employer as they continue to work on joint projects. In this paper we review relevant…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Dislocated Workers, Literature Reviews, Guidance
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Barlow, Julie; Wright, Chris; Cullen, Lesley – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
Study sought to develop and conduct preliminary testing of the psychometric properties of a job-seeking self-efficacy (JSS) scale that reflected the experiences of people with physical disabilities. Greater job seeking self-efficacy and perceived ability to manage disability at interview were associated with more positive psychological well-being.…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Foreign Countries, Job Search Methods, Measures (Individuals)
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Graham, Barbara – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
Describes mentoring as a support mechanism for trainees undertaking new in-service professional qualifications for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (UK). Presents the selection procedure for mentors, the process of matching them with trainees, the regional network for induction training and support, and the documentation…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Counselors, Graduate Students
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McChesney, Patricia – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Outlines career education activities, one based on the organizational needs of career services, the other based on individual needs of career advisers. The case is considered for adopting educational research methods developed from the ethnographic research tradition to help career advisers meet challenges facing them in the development, delivery,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counseling Services
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