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Haasler, Simone R.; Barabasch, Antje – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In Germany and Denmark, the systems of further education and career guidance are well developed, offering a wide range of services and learning opportunities for targeted, specific and also general skills development. Based on an empirical study with mid-career individuals in both countries, the article investigates how the different systems…
Descriptors: Role, Career Guidance, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Parker, Polly; Arthur, Michael B. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
Changes in the nature of careers, and also of families, mean new challenges for the increasing number of dual-career couples in society. Each couple faces multiple concerns, including two individual careers, a shared relationship and the interdependence among all of these elements. This paper contributes to the counselling literature by reporting…
Descriptors: Careers, Employed Parents, Family Work Relationship, Spouses
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Pemberton, Carole; And Others – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
In a study of senior executives (n=132) involved in a career counseling program, there was no evidence of any change in expectations of future employing organizations or the career signals they held important. Postcounseling clients rated themselves more highly than precounseling clients on knowledge, confidence, career self-awareness, ability to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Adults, Career Change, Career Counseling
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Sonnenberg, David – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Examines the effects that changes in work structure and conditions, such as diminished job security, have on individuals. Explores the importance and meaning of work from a psychoanalytic perspective, focusing on ways in which predicted changes may create anxiety. Suggests that counselors in the workplace be aware of these issues. (RJM)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
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Ball, Ben; Jordan, Mary – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Offers evidence of the potential of a new form of career intervention for both personal and career development. Claims that open-learning approaches to career management and guidance foster action-oriented career planning, and provide a high-volume delivery approach that can be used in educational and commercial settings. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance
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Ballantine, Michael – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
The relationships that career counselors have with employing organizations have become important, due to the current frequency of job changes. Presents a model to clarify needs, and discusses two problems that arise: the need to reconcile individual and organizational perspectives, and the need to look at careers in terms of life-career purpose as…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Counseling, Employment, Higher Education