• A career in career - understanding what career looks like in the career development sector

      Neary, Siobhan; Hanson, Jill; Cotterill, Vicky; University of Derby (The Career Development Institute, 2017-01)
      There is little known about the careers workforce in the UK. This research focuses on developing a better understanding of who chooses to become a career development practitioner, their motivation, the transferable skills they bring with them and how they see their career developing. Although respondents represent a snapshot of practitioners it identified that the workforce is female, ageing and lacks diversity. Respondents felt their was a lack of career development within the sector with mainly management available for progression.
    • A career of choice: attracting talented young people into house building

      Turner, Clive; Moore, Nicki; Bysshe, Simon; University of Derby (IHS BRE Press on behalf of NHBC Foundation, 2015-03-09)
      The purpose of this research was to establish a better understanding of how young people view house building as a career choice and to provide insights to improve recruitment of those with enthusiasm and talent into the sector. It collected the views of over 500 teenagers and young men and women between the ages of 14 and 24, and the views of those who advise them on careers.
    • Competences of a careers adviser in a digital age

      Moore, Nicki; University of Derby (Evropská Kontakní Skupina (EKS), 2017-06)
      This chapter describes the digital career management skills required by careers advisers in order to support their clients career development.
    • The diverse world of career guidance

      Chaluš, Jan; Koštálová, Helena; Kavková, Eva; Šindlerová, Ivana; Hooley, Tristram; Moore, Nicki; Artess, Jane; Skovhus, Randi Boelskifte; Dimsits, Miriam; Clark, Karen Anne; et al. (Evropská Kontakní Skupina (EKS), 2017-06)
      This book is the product of an EU funded project involving parterns from The Czech Republic, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The book contains personal reflections of career guidance provision and activities in which theory and practice are united through the eyes of experienced practitioners from a range of guidance settings. This book is aimed at both established and new guidance practitioners
    • Establishing Croatia’s lifelong career guidance service

      Moore, Nicki; Zećirević, Mirjana; Peters, Simon; University of Derby (NICEC, 2014-04-01)
      On July 1st 2013, Croatia became the 28th member state of the European Union. One requirement for Croatia’s accession to the EU was the establishment of comprehensive life-long career guidance (LLCG) provision. In 2011, the Croatian Employment Service, the traditional provider of career guidance services to the unemployed, embarked on a programme to establish eight public facing pilot LLCG centres funded through EU transition funding. This article uses the results of an early evaluation of the new LLCG centres undertaken at the end of the pilot stage to explore the inter-relationship between this EU imperative and the policy and practice developments required to establish LLCG in a post-conflict and post command economy emerging EU country.
    • Exploring the turning points in researchers’ lives: using the three-scene storyboarding technique

      Hooley, Tristram; Law, Bill; Bentley, Kieran; University of Derby (2013-03-19)
      This publication sets out an approach to careers work called three scene storyboarding. Storyboarding aims to help researchers to set down their experiences, to think about their careers and to take action based on this reflection. Storyboarding is a creative technique which asks researchers to think about their lives in narrative terms and to set down their experience in the form of drawings. This is an innovative technique that asks them to think about their careers in an unfamiliar way. It can therefore be a challenging technique for professionals to get started with. However, this report shows that the storyboarding approach can be useful and that it can expand any researcher's career-management repertoire.
    • Fostering college and career readiness: how career development activities in schools impact on graduation rates and students' life success

      Hooley, Tristram; Marriott, John; Sampson, James P.; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2011-07-01)
      This paper sets out the recent evidence around career development. This evidence is examined within the context of the college and career readiness agenda. The argument is made that in order for young people to be genuinely “ready” for both college and career they need to have attended to their academic achievement, their aspirations and plans for the future, their ability to make transitions and their ability to direct their own careers. It is argued that career development offers schools a body of practice that has been shown to have a positive impact on young people’s readiness for college and career. The report acknowledges that the provision of career development has been in decline in many North American schools despite evidence of its effectiveness. Given the current instability of the labor market, the increasing complexity of the education system and the need to grow the skills base of the workforce in a competitive global market, failing to attend to young people’s careers seems shortsighted. As this paper shows, there is a strong body of evidence which demonstrates that career development activity in schools can help young people to experience academic achievement, successfully transition to the labor market and live happier and more productive lives. It is hoped that setting out the evidence in this area of research will provide policy makers and school leaders with the resources required to make informed decisions and to support the development of the future generations of talent. The paper explores the impacts of career development in relation to four main questions: • Does career development engage young people in their schooling and help keep them attending school? • Does career development positively impact on young people’s academic achievement? • Does career development assist young people in making successful transitions to college or the labor market? • Does career development have a positive effect on people’s career and life success?
    • Graduate career handbook: A supplementary guide to the handbook for providing career support and employability programmes

      Hooley, Tristram; Grant, Korin; University of Derby; Loughborough University (Crimson and Trotman, 2017)
      We have written this guide for both academics who are delivering employability modules within the curriculum and career and employability professionals who may be working in the curriculum, delivering services centrally, running skills awards and/or providing workshops and advice and guidance.
    • Graduate dress code: How undergraduates are planning to use hair, clothes and make-up to smooth their transition to the workplace

      Cutts, Beth; Hooley, Tristram; Yates, Julia; University of Derby; University of Derby; University of East London (2015-08-01)
      This article explores the relationship between students’ identities, their ideas about professional appearance and their anticipated transition to the world of work. It is based on a series of semi-structured interviews with 13 students from a vocationally-focused university in England. It was found that participants viewed clothing and appearance as an important aspect of their transition to the workplace. They believed that, if carefully handled, their appearance could help them to fit in and satisfy the expectations of employers, although some participants anticipated that this process of fitting in might compromise their identity and values. The article addresses students’ anticipated means of handling the tension between adapting to a new environment and ‘being themselves’. It is argued that the way this process is handled is intertwined with wider facets of identity – most notably those associated with gender.
    • I'm lucky. I love my job

      Moore, Nicki; University of Derby (Evropská Kontakní Skupina (EKS), 2017-06)
      This chapter argues for the need for Careers Advisers to focus on clients happiness as an outcome of their practice.
    • Integrated policies: creating systems that work

      McCarthy, John; Hooley, Tristram; University of Derby (Kuder, 2015)
      This paper is concerned with the integration of career development policies across the world. It was prepared in advance of the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy symposium in Des Moines 2015.
    • International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) Annual Review 2018.

      Neary, Siobhan; International Centre for Guidance Studies (University of Derby, 2018-12-01)
    • 'It all kind of symbolises something doesn't it?' How students present their career image online.

      Hooley, Tristram; Cutts, Beth; University of Derby (National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC), 2018-04-04)
      It has become common to share images of yourself online. There is evidence that employers are using these images as part of selection decisions. This article presents a research project which explored these issues with current undergraduates. It found that students had a clear understanding of what a professional online career image would look like, but that this was not reflected in the images that they shared. However, students were careful and considered in the images that they did share; they just did not want employers looking at them. For careers professionals this situation presents an ethical challenge as to how far we want to curb students’ online identities to ensure their employability.
    • Making use of icould: learning from practice

      Moore, Nicki; Hooley, Tristram; University of Derby, iCeGS (2015-03-30)
      icould, is an online careers resource which provides individual’s with access to the work and life experiences of hundreds of people in the form of online careers films. The films are supplemented with labour market information and other resources. This approach seeks to provide both a self-directed resource for career explorers and a resource that can be used by career and education professionals to enhance their practice. In addition, icould provides a range of information, games, interactive activities and other resources that can also be used either directly by a career explorer or as underpinning resources for professionals working in the field. icould is a technically innovative product which utilises multi-media content, interactivity and social media in new ways to provide career support. icould has become popular with career professionals and other educators and is frequently used as part of the delivery of career support. icould has produced a very useful suite of resources for teachers to facilitate its use in practice. However, up until now there has been no investigation of the ways that icould is actually being used in practice. Consequently in this project we sought to draw this practice together and to present it in a way that might stimulate, inform and inspire future practice. To do this a diverse group of practitioners were recruited to form a community of practice (COP). This report provides new ideas and insights into the way which the icould website is used by practitioners.
    • My future: Developing career education and guidance at school.

      Moore, Nicki; Hanson, Jill; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2018-09-03)
      This report in conjunction with a new quality framework for delivering career guidance in schools, will be the foundation of a new web-based resource which will help teachers in schools across Europe to develop their provision in response to these issues. Throughout the report, the chapters are cross-referenced to the framework to allow a consistent read across and to inform the development of training and development programmes.
    • Personal guidance: What works?

      Everitt, Julia; Neary, Siobhan; Delgado-Fuentes, Marco Antonio; Clark, Lewis; University of Derby (The Careers & Enterprise Company, 2018-11-13)
    • Progression for success: Evaluating North Yorkshire’s innovative careers guidance project

      Moore, Nicki; Vigurs, Katy; Everitt, Julia; Clark, Lewis; University of Derby (North Yorkshire County Council, 2017-11-14)
      This report sets out the findings from an evaluation of North Yorkshires innovative careers guidance project.
    • Research update

      Mieschbuehler, Ruth; Vickers, Rob; International Centre for Guidance Studies (National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 2015-04)
      In this article we provide a brief update on some of the research papers and reports published in 2014 on career development, examining in particular some issues related to equality and employment, career adaptability and self-efficacy in career decision making. The research findings are presented and discussed with careers practitioners in mind. We also consider the validity of the findings and their relevance to careers practitioners.
    • Understanding how work opportunities are changing

      Hooley, Tristram; Borbély-Pecze, Tibor Bors; University of Derby; King Sigismund Applied University (Krivet, 2017-06)
      A synthesis of the perspectives of countries and international organisations attending the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy Symposium 2017
    • You're hired! Graduate career handbook: Maximise your employability and get a graduate job

      Hooley, Tristram; Grant, Korin; University of Derby; Loughborough University (Crimson and Trotman, 2017)
      You’re Hired! Graduate Career Handbook is the complete guide to career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, offering vital guidance on how to discover your potential, maximise your employability, and kick-start your career.  The book is organised in simple chapters designed to help you address the various issues you experience as you move through university and into work, uniquely starting from your first year at uni and taking you through to your first days at work and beyond. Topics include: self-reflection, career planning, job research, networking, recruitment practices, employability skills, making the most of your degree, postgraduate study, Plan B, and how to make a good first impression at work and build your career over time. Whether you have your heart set on a particular job, have a few ideas about possible lines of work, or simply don’t know where to start, this book is for you. If you know what you want to do, it offers vital guidance on how to achieve your ambition and land your dream job; if you don’t have a clue, it will help you work out what your next step should be.  With handy tips, checklists and real-life examples throughout, this guide will help you to supercharge your career and get the graduate job you want!