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Three Practical Tips for Salary Negotiation

By Andrelisa Livingston

Employees who are new to salary negotiation tend to have difficulty determining how to discuss it with their managers; however, it is essential that they have the skills and tools to help them feel confident in these conversations. This article includes three basic tips a candidate or employee should do to prepare to negotiate their salary.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

On Getting Started in Research and Asking Good Questions: Thoughts from Members of the NCDA Research Committee

By Doug Gardner, Debra Osborn, Melissa Wheeler, Brian Calhoun

Career development specialists and counselors engage with research through their evaluation of outcomes related to work with clients. Practice-driven research requires careful consideration of what we want to know, who we will ask, and how we will gather the information we need. Members of the NCDA Research Committee share their thoughts on how to begin asking good research questions and tips for beginning a research project.

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Independent Practice

Boundaries as a Key to Work-Life Balance for Career Development Practitioners

By Teena Evert

When we do not set boundaries, the person we most often disappoint is ourselves. Work-life balance depends on firm boundaries that reflect our priorities, values, and goals. Boundary-setting is about more than saying “no” and is a critical element in our growth and satisfaction as successful career development practitioners.

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K-12

A Student to Student Approach: Sharing a Passion for Robotics

By Lindsay Fabricant and Daniel Flyer

The field of robotics is expanding, but many career professionals may lack information or resources to support students seeking to learn about this path. High school students who are active in robotics can assist career counselors by sharing their knowledge with less experienced students, which may help bridge this gap and bring STEM opportunities to more students. In this article, a student-run pilot robotics program is discussed and suggestions for engaging interested students are offered.

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Post-Secondary

Home Field Advantage: Emphasizing Cultural Strengths in Student-Athletes

By Ryan Sides, Carley Peace, and Avery Knipfing

Student-athletes face unique barriers and often do not believe they are competent to overcome them. The purpose of this article is to identify culturally specific resources that could improve student-athletes’ career development.

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Workplaces

The Role of Financial Coaching: Powering Up Your Career Coaching Practice

By Gale Hemmann

Financial coaching is an expanding field, and many organizations are pairing career coaching and financial coaching services to offer holistic support for clients. This client-led process focuses on helping clients explore both daily and long-term money management. Career professionals may be able to utilize techniques of financial coaching in their practice to provide additional support for their clients.

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NCDA News

Continued Growth for the NCDA Credentialing Commission, 2017-2020

By John Long

The certifications offered through the NCDA Credentialing Commission mark an evolution for NCDA from 2017 to 2020, specifically a commitment to provide professionals with true competency based credentials.

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Tech Tips

Download Your Entire List of Linkedin Contacts

Access connections from LinkedIn for the purpose of preparing for a job search, maintaining files offline, sorting, or strategizing marketing efforts. Download your connections' names, employers, job titles, and dates you first connected on LinkedIn via the following steps:

From your desktop, login to LinkedIn and visit Settings/ Privacy/ How LinkedIn Uses Your Data/ Getting a Copy of Your Data; Click WANT SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR and then click CONNECTIONS. Next click the REQUEST ARCHIVE button. You will then be asked to enter your LinkedIn password. Once requested, it will take up to 30 minutes for it to be prepared. When ready for download, LinkedIn will notify you or you can return later and download your spreadsheet.

Tip submitted by Debra Ruddell, MS, CCC, GCDF, debra@djrcareerconnector.com

 

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