Three Things You Didn’t Know About Grad School

Despite successfully completing a Master of Arts degree in the recent past, I never thought I would be capable, academically speaking, of getting into grad school. It seems like we all know at least a few people - the real high achievers - for whom that doesn't seem to be the case. They walk the … Continue reading Three Things You Didn’t Know About Grad School

Career Literature Review: Future Work Selves & Proactive Career Behaviours

This week's study is by 3 Australian researchers, Karoline Strauss, Mark Griffin, and Sharon Parker, and was published last year in the Journal of Applied Psychology: Future Work Selves: How Salient Hoped-For Identities Motivate Proactive Career Behaviours. With a nod to the nonlinear and complex way that careers play out in the modern world, the … Continue reading Career Literature Review: Future Work Selves & Proactive Career Behaviours

Career Literature Review: Psychological Mobility In The Boundaryless Career Era

Career Literature Reviews is a regular series of posts wherein I delve into the career development literature in search of interesting findings, and discuss the articles I've read, along with a few of my thoughts.  --- Article Title: Being unemployed in the boundaryless career era: Does psychological mobility pay off? Authors: Sarah Vansteenkiste, Marijke Verbruggen, Luc Sels … Continue reading Career Literature Review: Psychological Mobility In The Boundaryless Career Era

Introducing: Career Literature Reviews!

About six weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to make a bigger commitment to being connected to the world of career development research. It's easy to become complacent around issues such as this - work is busy, after all. Even at times of year when there aren't as many students booking appointments (and those … Continue reading Introducing: Career Literature Reviews!

Job (Re)Search – Part 3 & 4

As previously noted, I'm writing about how academic research and career exploration are similar over at Career Options Magazine these days. The most recent iterations of this series touch on ethics boards (shudder) and data collection (also known as getting action). Here are some excerpts. Part 3: Be Your Own Ethics Board In order to … Continue reading Job (Re)Search – Part 3 & 4