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Kettunen, Jaana; Tynjälä, Päivi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This paper examines phenomenography as a viable qualitative approach in guidance and counselling research. A phenomenographic study maps the qualitatively different ways in which people experience a specific phenomenon and helps researchers to describe the aspects that make one way of experiencing a certain phenomenon qualitatively distinct from…
Descriptors: Guidance, Qualitative Research, Counselor Attitudes, Career Counseling
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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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Kotera, Yasuhiro – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Although the application of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) has been reported worldwide, its scientific investigation is limited. Career consulting is one of the fields where NLP has been increasingly applied in Japan. This study explored why career consultants undertake NLP training, and what they find most useful to their practice. Thematic…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Neurolinguistics, Career Counseling, Foreign Countries
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Yates, Julia; Hooley, Tristram; Bagri, Kiren Kaur – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Empirical evidence attests the impact that career image has on objective career success, yet little is known of how career practitioners conceptualise and operationalise this information. This article presents the quantitative findings of an online survey of career practitioners (n = 399, 74% female, 89% white and 75% from the U.K.) exploring…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Career Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Techniques
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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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Kettunen, Jaana; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Vuorinen, Raimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into career practitioners' understanding of competency for social media in career services. Sixteen Danish and Finnish practitioners with experience using social media in career services were interviewed in focus groups. Competency for social media in career services was conceived…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews
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Mulvey, Rachel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article reflects on the construct and practice of continuing professional development (CPD) and its significance for the professional careers workforce. The article presents the idea of the CPD triad and considers how professional bodies, employers and individuals can each benefit from a practitioner's ongoing commitment to continuing…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Career Guidance, Lifelong Learning, Competence
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Gati, Itamar; Amir, Tamar; Landman, Shiri – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
Individuals differ in the type and severity of the difficulties they face when making a career decision. Relying on the Gati, Krausz, and Osipow (1996) taxonomy of career decision-making difficulties, we elicited the judgements of 28 career counselling experts about factors that contribute to the perceived "severity" of the difficulties.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Career Counseling, Counselors, Career Choice