Australian Journal of Career Development

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, Spring

Accuracy in Self-Assessment: The Role of Ability, Feedback, Self-Efficacy and Goal Orientation
Self-estimates of ability have been shown to be generally inaccurate but still continue to be used in career decision-making. The present study investigates the role of feedback and individual differences in goal orientation and self-efficacy in determining...
An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Adult Clients' Experience of My Career Chapter
This paper reports a study of adult clients' experience of My Career Chapter, which is a theoretically-informed, qualitative career assessment and counselling procedure. My Career Chapter engenders personal exploration through a client's writing and...
At My Desk
Career practitioners helping the talent manage their talent Talent management started out as the province of Hollywood celebrity agents or sports stars, and the results of their negotiations are still regularly high-lighted in the headlines. Multi-million...
Factors That Influence Career Decision-Making among Elite Athletes
A common belief about elite athletes is that they invest so much effort into the pursuit of their athletic careers that they fail to develop good career decision-making skills. Recent findings challenge that belief. The present study investigated career...
Interview with John Drake
John Drake is a previous editor of the Australian Career Counsellor and a long-time member of the Career Development Association of Australia. In his earlier careers he has been involved in medical science and in particular thoracic medicine (cardio...
Interview with Marijke Wright
Marijke Wright has been a Career Counsellor in secondary education, private practice and tertiary education for nearly 20 years. She has worked with diverse clients and trained career practitioners. Her current work at the University of Technology,...
On the Death of the Informal Organisation: Some Comments from a Mourner (with Apologies to Mayo, 1946 and Krasner, 1976)
A mourner comments (in the form of a eulogy) on the perceived demise of the informal organisation: Preamble: Within the fields of organisational psychology and organisational sociology the term 'informal organisation' has been used for over...
Shiftwork: A Chaos Theory of Careers Agenda for Change in Career Counselling
This paper presents the implications of the Chaos Theory of Careers for career counselling in the form of Shiftwork. Shiftwork represents an expanded paradigm of career counselling based on complexity, change and uncertainty. Eleven paradigm shifts...
Social Justice and Career Development: Views and Experiences of Australian Career Development Practitioners
Career development practice had its origins in social justice reform over 100 years ago. A social justice perspective requires practitioners to examine the environmental context of their work, including the social, economic and political systems that...
Vocational Psychology: Realising Its True Potential
For almost 50 years from 1926 to 1976, applied psychology provided the cornerstone of career services in this country. Psychology was a key component of career guidance services and it spawned a range of activities including career counselling, vocational...