The Evolution of a Job Search Writer

Posted on 2/23/2021
The firm belief of Rupert French continues to be that the main factors for job search success are developing and demonstrating confidence and the right attitude.

Of Unicorns and Ivory Towers: Collaborative Career Education in the Higher Education Sector

Posted on 2/9/2021
Susanne Jones has developed a Career Literacy Framework that enables career education to be embedded into courses in the Higher Education sector.

Prioritising You. Avoiding Practitioner Burn Out in 2021

Posted on 1/27/2021
2020 was far from normal and 2021 probably won't be either. Prioritise self-care to avoid burnout.

The Long Shot

Posted on 1/12/2021
Bringing the tools and techniques of psychological wellbeing to the community during Covid-19.

How to reach the clients who need you

Posted on 12/8/2020
Jane Jackson has a mission to make careers guidance accessible and affordable to all who need it.

Shaping myfuture: The role of research, feedback and expert advice

Posted on 11/26/2020
myfuture has launched a refreshed website with a new look to offer users a better experience.

Learning From What Works: The Role of Good Practices in Youth Employment

Posted on 11/11/2020
The Review platform supports practitioners to learn from their own practice and clients.

The Pandemic Career Break

Posted on 10/28/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the concept of a career break as we have known it to be.

Why the Fuss About Micro-Credentials?

Posted on 10/13/2020
What are they, why so much interest, and can they really help careers flourish post-COVID?

Employing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Your Careers Practice

Posted on 9/29/2020
Helping people choose a new career can be challenging. One approach that may help is ACT therapy.

Looking to the Future of Career Development

Posted on 9/8/2020
It is clear that too few students are well-prepared to make informed choices about their future.

Gone Viral: Transitioning to Online Delivery

Posted on 9/1/2020
Michelle Harvey explores the learning curve of transitioning delivery of a university course online.

Finding Ways to Cope: Opportunities for Young People in an Unpredictable Job Market

Posted on 8/17/2020
James Whiting explores supporting young people with their careers and mental health during a crisis.

New Horizons: Career Development Support Services Needed More Than Ever

Posted on 8/3/2020
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE writes about the support individuals will need to find purposeful work.

Could Appreciative Inquiry Improve Your Career Coaching?

Posted on 7/15/2020
Michelle Etheve discusses how Appreciative Inquiry can be used in career conversations.

Combining Fitness and Career Development to Improve Job Seeker Self-Efficacy and Motivation

Posted on 6/10/2020
Employment Options CEO Michelle Braham writes about their new Fit2Work program.

The New Normal: Navigating an Unknown Future

Posted on 5/21/2020
Tina Papadakos explores how career practitioners can support clients to move forward with hope.

The Australian Career Book Award 2020 – What We’ve Learnt Over Three Years

Posted on 5/7/2020
The Australian Career Book Award is now in its third year.

The Career Development Works Report - The Key Recommendation and Where we go From Here

Posted on 4/28/2020
Kate Morton writes about the key recommendation from Career Development Works.

What's Your Greatest Wish When it Comes to Your Job?

Posted on 4/20/2020
5000 Australians were asked just that.

Tips in Working with Men for Helping Professionals: Creating Male-Friendly Services

Posted on 3/16/2020
Dr Nathan Beel PhD writes on ways to adapt your practice to better align with men’s preferences.

Helping People Over 40 to rethink their Careers

Posted on 2/18/2020
Joanna Maxwell's 'Three Futures' exercise helps older Australians visualise possible futures.

Evolving your Career Practice in a Changing World

Posted on 1/30/2020
3 CDAA practitioners write about how they are evolving their career practice in a changing world.

Integrating Career Development within the Primary School Curriculum

Posted on 1/8/2020
Greg Souvan presents a case study of how career education can be integrated into primary curriculum.

Insights from a Career Practitioner's Journey

Posted on 12/10/2019
Donna Thistlethwaite reflects on her 2019 and what insights her experiences might offer.

Three Lessons from Working in the Australian Cotton Industry

Posted on 11/12/2019
Dr Nicole McDonald writes about three lessons she has learned working in the cotton industry.

The Neuroscience of Teenage Career Decision Making

Posted on 10/30/2019
Why teenagers dread the question, "what do you want to do when you leave school?"

The Most Dangerous Question in Education

Posted on 8/28/2019
Josh Williams writes about his upcoming keynote presentation at the 2019 CDAA National Conference.

Navigating the Social Media Maze: Tips and Tools to Market your Career Practice

Posted on 8/21/2019
Catherine is presenting at #CDAA2019 on creating a strong social media presence for your practice.

Enhancing Local Career Services With a Global Perspective

Posted on 8/6/2019
Jennifer Luke writes about presenting at the APCDA Conference and her upcoming workshop at #CDAA2019

Highlights of the 2019 NCDA Global Conference

Posted on 7/9/2019
CDAA Conference Grant recipient Amanda McCue recently attended the 2019 NCDA Global Conference.

Careers Work in Schools: Integrating Theory, Research and Practice

Posted on 6/26/2019
Some school practitioners wonder how they will meet the career development needs of every student.

Experiences and Learnings from the 2019 APCDA Annual Conference

Posted on 6/12/2019
CDAA Conference grant recipients recently attended the 2019 APCDA Annual Conference.

Swinburne Emerging Leader Program: Leveraging Leadership Activities to Build Employability

Posted on 6/3/2019
A university program encouraging students to leverage leadership activities to build employability.

The Australian Career Book Award - the new platform for career writers

Posted on 5/21/2019
The Australian Career Book Award is the first dedicated award for career writers.

Are ‘nice’ leaders effective leaders?

Posted on 5/7/2019
The good news is niceness can win provided that certain foundations are mindfully cultivated.

I have a PhD: now what? Future-proofing the careers of Australia's research students

Posted on 3/27/2019
The progression from PhD student to tenured academic is no longer a realistic outcome for most.

Successful Networking: Sipping Champagne or Hitting the Pavement?

Posted on 2/21/2019
Mention “networking” and most people think of exchanging business cards at a function.

How Can You Prepare Your Clients for Any Future?

Posted on 1/9/2019
The issue we face with traditional career development is the fast changing employment landscape.

Five Important Things to Keep in Mind when a Student Asks About University Rankings

Posted on 9/19/2018
The media frenzy from the release of the annual university ranking tables is a winter tradition.

Why Join the CDAA Mentor Program?

Posted on 8/21/2018
Read what some of our members had to say about the CDAA Mentor program.

‘Careeranthropy’: Career Social Responsibility

Posted on 5/28/2018
Lois Keay-Smith encourages us to consider giving some of our time and talent for "careeranthropy".

What is best practice in careers education? An outline of the evidence

Posted on 5/14/2018
CDAA professional member Michael Healy has summarised the work of Dr Susan Whiston in this article.

Becoming career future-capable

Posted on 4/16/2018
Professor Ruth Bridgstock explores the disruptive changes to career development practice.

Time to drop using ‘soft’ skills

Posted on 4/4/2018
Read this post about why the term ‘soft’ skills no longer has a place in our professional language.

Design Thinking and Careers

Posted on 3/23/2018
Career and workplace coach Penelope Robson outlines the concept and method of design thinking.

Look back and move your practice forward

Posted on 3/6/2018
#CDAA2018 pre-conference presenter Leonie Stanfield highlights the value of reflecting on practice.

Using Gamification to engage clients...The U-Cube

Posted on 2/14/2018
Designed to allow clients to construct their career influences prior to working with a practitioner.

No More Gaps: Getting from Employable to Employed

Posted on 1/11/2018
This post looks at how employers recruit and select graduates, and the outcomes of graduates.

5 Tips to Add Value in 2018

Posted on 1/3/2018
The first week of the year, a time to ponder.