Counselling toward career adaptability: The charge of a new era

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© 2015 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved. In this chapter, I first introduce the need for individuals to possess and develop career adaptability based on the new work paradigm. Within this new paradigm, I posit that stress may be prevalent due to the constant need for individuals to update skills and increase a personal competitive edge to remain employable. Next, I review briefly, the connection between career development and mental health and introduce stress coping as a construct that may help bridge the need to develop career adaptability in career clients. Subsequently, I support this view with a review of the research literature concerning career adaptability including research linking the construct to personality, optimism, proactive behaviors, and positive attitudes.

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Exploring New Horizons in Career Counselling: Turning Challenge into Opportunities

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