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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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Hooley, Tristram; Yates, Julia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article presents a critical exploration of the role of career professionals in supporting people to reflect on and enhance their appearance, attractiveness and self-presentation (career image). The article is conceptual and based on a review of the broader literature on career success, appearance and attractiveness. It explores the evidence…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Counseling, Interpersonal Competence
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Popadiuk, Natalee Elizabeth – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Recent discussions suggest that career counsellors need to be trained in more holistic frameworks in order to deal with the career and psychological issues of their clients. In particular, research shows a strong connection between employment and suicidality, including changes in socioeconomic status, disruption in employment, sudden unemployment,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Risk Assessment, Suicide, Holistic Approach
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Killeen, John; Kidd, Jennifer M. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Considers criticisms made in the previous article including the failure to define "applied science," inaccuracy in reporting study results, incorrect use of terminology, and ignoring certain relevant areas of literature. Explores possible motivations for the attacks. (RB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Counselor Training
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Bimrose, Jenny; Bayne, Rowan – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
The Employment Department's invitation to bid for pilot programs for work-based competency training represents a contrast to off-the-job academic training. Informed debate and empirical findings would contribute to the constructive management of these changes. However, Kidd et al.'s research on careers officers' use of theory in guidance…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Counselor Training
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Cannon, David – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Highlights some of the pitfalls people face when trying to learn from "things gone wrong" by examining failures and setbacks recalled by a diverse sample of artists, athletes, and business people. Concludes that people often hold distorted interpretations of life's disappointments, underscoring the need for informed guidance. (RJM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Case Studies
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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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Krumboltz, John D. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1998
The perspective of a self-reliant "new career" can be seen as a positive stimulus for career counselors to reform their profession. Recommended actions include: making life satisfaction the major goal; advocating open-mindedness rather than decisiveness; assuming a broad role in dealing with client concerns; normalizing unplanned events;…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Role, Life Satisfaction, Outcomes of Treatment