ThinkTalk is a television program for college students based in Washington, DC . ThinkTalk is a show where students get high-profile interview professionals about their careers. The show is hosted by Zack Sherwood and Erika Thomas. Listeners can submit questions for an upcoming guest by visiting the guest’s feature page. Listeners have the option of submitting a text (e-mail) question or a video (webcam) question. Continue reading “ThinkTalk”

Organization workshop

The Organization workshop ( OW ) – or “Laboratorio Organizacional” (LO) in both Portuguese and Spanish – is a CHAT -based learning event where participants master new organizational and social skills through a learning-by-doing approach. It is aimed at large groups of unemployed and underemployed, with a large number of LLEs. The OW addresses locally identified problems which can only be solved by collaborating groups. During a workshop participants form a temporary enterprise which they themselves manage, an enterprise which contracts to do work at market rates. Once the workshop is temporary, it is over, organizational, management and vocational skills can be used. Continue reading “Organization workshop”

Multiple careers

A career includes career opportunities that can be identified with a particular job or profession , having multiple careers is the growing trend in the late 20th century and early 21st century. These multiple careers can be competitor or sequential (where a worker adopts a new career after having worked for some time in another career). Both may occur for different reasons. Continue reading “Multiple careers”

Global Career Development Facilitator

The Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification is an evolution of the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) certification developed in response to a RFP from the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC). The winning proposal went to Oakland University in Michigan where the initial development began under the leadership of Howard Splete. In 2000, when NOICC was applied to the USDOL, the curriculum was awarded to the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to promote and train practitioners. [1]The Working Ahead Curriculum was the second program, developed at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, with a linkage to the USDOL resources-different from the first program with greater emphasis towards USDOE resources. Since then, many programs have been developed. The National Employment Counseling Association [2] in partnership with Life Strategies, following the Heldrich Center model, developed with full instructor support. [3] Graduates from approved programs for GCDF certification from the Center for Credentialing in Education (CCE), an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors(Center for Credentialing in Education, 1997). The credential Recognizes the education and experience Of Those working in occupations like CDF careers advisory services and employment services. GCDF have successfully completed an approved CDF training program and have met and verified specific educational and experience requirements. [4] Continue reading “Global Career Development Facilitator”

Extreme careerism

According to Bratton and Kacmar’s article, The Dark Side of Impression Management , extreme careerism is the propensity to pursue career advancement, power , and prestige through any positive or negative performance that is deemed necessary. These “non-performance” based activities are activities in which an employee can easily manipulate the person who is trying to impress. [1] Extreme careerism has become more common in the business and organizational world in the 1990s and 2000s. citation needed ] In the United States, seventeen additional workdays have been added to the calendar since 1994.quote needed ] Continue reading “Extreme careerism”

Effective altruism

Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that aims to be more effective and efficient. [1] Effective altruism encourages individuals to consider all causes and actions and to act in the most positive way, based on their values. [2] It is the broad, evidence-based approach that distinguishes effective altruism from traditional altruism or charity . [3] Continue reading “Effective altruism”