Career Advising requires understanding how transitions affect our clients
Sometimes when we find one of our clients or students stumbling along in their own career development and/or having difficulty following through on action plans you have developed with them, it may be related to a transition they are going through.
Nancy Schlossberg developed her Transition Theory for career counselors and can be quite helpful in understanding how people move through a transition. In her book, Going To Plan B, she explains the impact of a ‘non-event’ (something we WANT to happen but does not) and how a non-event can be as powerful as an “event.”
Understanding the impact of a transition and how it affects our roles, relationships, routines, and assumptions is valuable information for career counselors/advisors.
Schlossberg’s 4 S’s are great ways to think about the various components of a transition.[Read more…] about Is a life transition getting in the way of career decisions?