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.

Entrepreneurship as a Viable Career Option

Posted on 12/7/2017
Read CDAA Professional Member Lou Bromley's post on entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

Metaphor Research Opens New Vista on Education, Career, & Working Life

Posted on 11/8/2017
Did you know that metaphor is more than a rhetorical flourish or literary adornment?

The Employability Triangle and Core Skills for Work

Posted on 10/9/2017
In 2013, the employability skills discussion was transformed to introduce the ten ‘Core Skills'.

Setting up Networking Events: Building Professional Communities

Posted on 9/25/2017
Bruno Doring started Creative Darebin Networking Breakfasts to build a community of creatives.

Military spouse employment: current challenges and improvement needed

Posted on 9/6/2017
Military spouses report unemployment, underemployment and career dissatisfaction.

Lasers and Pocket Knives: what a PhD means for employability

Posted on 8/24/2017
It’s not unusual for PhD students to have difficulty identifying their employability value.

5 must-read research reports from the Foundation for Young Australians

Posted on 8/1/2017
Check out our list of five must-read research reports from the Foundation for Young Australians.

Highlights from 2017 CDAA Conference

Posted on 6/14/2017
Among the many highlights of the 2017 CDAA Conference were the fantastic keynote speakers.

Myfuture - The National Career Information Service

Posted on 5/15/2017
Myfuture, the National Career Information Service and the changing nature of careers.

Reflections by Pre-Conference Presenter Carolyn Alchin

Posted on 5/3/2017
Reflections on career development resources by #CDAA2017 pre-conference presenter Carolyn Alchin.

#CDAA2017 Keynote Speaker Dr Ann Villiers

Posted on 4/11/2017
At the conference, Dr Ann Villiers will address issues of importance to career development practice.

#CDAA2017 Keynote Speaker Ryan Duffy

Posted on 4/11/2017
The 2017 CDAA conference is unmissable for many reasons, one will be the keynote by Dr. Ryan Duffy.

Career Panorama Style Guide

Posted on 4/10/2017
This post will provide a brief style guide to help contributors write articles for Career Panorama.