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Sturges, Jane; Guest, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Reports the findings of a qualitative study that explored what factors were likely to influence graduates' decisions to stay with or leave their first employer in the early years of their career. Uses results to propose how employers might take action to maximize retention, and to discuss the importance of career guidance in helping graduates…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Entry Workers
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Watts, A. G.; Jackson, Charles – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2000
Evaluates the impact for higher education institutions of networking PROSPECT (HE). Discusses the rationale for networking and implementation strategies adopted. Data suggests that networking provides easier access in terms of both location and time, with no evidence of any reduction in the use of the careers services. (Author/GCP)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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Hodkinson, Phil; Sparkes, Andrew C. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1993
Investigates a specific career guidance action plan used in conjunction with a training credits pilot program. Analysis revealed tensions between the way in which young people reported making career decisions and the system of guidance built into the program. Raises important issues for further debate about career guidance. (JPS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Case Studies
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Watts, A. G.; Hawthorn, Ruth; Hoffbrand, Jill; Jackson, Heather; Spurling, Andrea – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Outlines the background, rationale, methodology, and outcomes of developing local lifelong guidance strategies in four geographic areas. Analyzes the main components of the strategies developed and addresses a number of issues relating to the process of strategy development. Explores implications for parallel work in other localities. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Foreign Countries, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs
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Kidd, Jennifer M.; And Others – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Examined how career officers view interviewing, the factors that lead them to vary their interview style, and how they modify their approach with experience. Results indicate that career officers adapted their interview styles largely in response to client needs. A training course produced a limited but enduring effect on interview style. (RJM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Client Relationship
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Taylor, Keith F. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
In the 1950s, vocational guidance was dominated by the aim of helping clients find fulfillment through work. This "vocational aim" has since been diluted by a flood of developments in vocational theory and research, counseling practices, and particularly the nature of work and the patterns of careers. The impact of these changes over a…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance
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Meijers, Frans; Piggott, Carrie – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Discusses development of equal opportunities for ethnic minorities through careers guidance. Describes the provision of careers guidance services in Holland and Britain in relation to a model of organizational development. Discusses emotional barriers of fear and anger in a structural context. Presents the concept of "career negotiation"…
Descriptors: Adults, Anger, Career Counseling, Career Development
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Watts, A. G. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Market principles can be applied to careers guidance services through the concept of guidance as a market maker or through the concept of a market in guidance. The notion of a market in guidance can take the form of a real market or of a quasi market. A quasi market can take the form of contracts or of vouchers. These options are explored.…
Descriptors: Adults, Capitalism, Career Counseling, Career Development