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According to the HSE around 40% of all work related illness is attributed to stress. Is stress and anxiety more prevalent or have our attitudes and awareness changed? What causes stress? Is there more stress in certain occupations and sectors and should this be part of the information supplied during guidance? How can stress be managed better – what does research suggest?
This session will aim to raise awareness of the main theories and research about stress. A simple model that can be used for coaching and problem solving will be introduced. The webinar will introduce a range of strategies and tips along with resources for further reading and investigation on this important topic.
This new course will enable careers educators and careers advisers working in schools and colleges to gain an excellent understanding of the key components involved in constructing, managing and delivering a careers programme for learners. Participants will review their current provision against career theory, statutory duties and Oftsed requirements. They will also make plans for developing their career programme.
In this talk, Dr Jim Bright (Visiting Professor International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, Professor Career Development Australian Catholic University) will cover some of the practical advice contained in his recent book You’re Hired! Online job hunting the complete guide, by Tristram Hooley, Jim Bright and David Winter, published by Trotman. The webinar will cover some practical advice including: developing an online brand and practical tips for using Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter effectively.
As reflective career professionals we are always looking for new ways of working with clients to bring out the best in them and empower them to move forward in their career journey. This new professional practice day focuses on understanding and practising a relatively new approach: narrative career counselling. Egan (2013) tells us that we need to give the client space to ‘tell their story’. Within narrative careers work the aim is to re-call stories that have meaning in the present, related to the issue a client brings to the careers practitioner. Used in a career counselling context, the telling helps to develop a sense of self –a career biography. Clients will not expect to be asked to talk about themselves and their interests in this creative way and many may not expect their ‘stories’ to be valued. The aim of telling stories in narrative career counselling is to encourage divergent thinking within a safe transitional space, in a search for more meaningful career decision-making.
Confirmation and clearing can be a fraught time for students, their parents and advisers. This webinar will outline what happens at universities in the run up to and during confirmation and clearing, explain what clearing is as well as how and when it operates, why and to what extent universities use clearing and provide advice to applicants during confirmation and clearing: when using clearing and contacting universities - what admissions tutors like/expect to hear and what/who they do not want to hear.
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