Moving beyond ‘what works’: Using the evidence base in lifelong guidance to inform policy making


I have recently published an article called ‘Moving beyond ‘what works’: Using the evidence base in lifelong guidance to inform policy making‘.

It is published in a German collection on the evidence base in lifelong guidance. You can buy the book for 35 euro. So hurry and get yourself a copy before Brexit closes the borders for ever!

I’ve also posted a version on the University of Derby archive, but the actual PDF is embargoed until 2019 so you’ll have to buy the book if you want it quickly.


You’re hired! Job hunting online. Careers Matters Review


Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, I published a book with Jim Bright and David Winter on job hunting (and career building) online.

You can buy the book on the Trotman website (as well as Amazon and in all good bookshops).

We’ve recently been reviewed in Careers Matters so I’ll let the review do the selling for us.

In essence, it is a no-nonsense guide to showcasing your career credentials in the best possible light and finding the relevant opportunities.

Read the full review in Careers Matters

The Careers & Enterprise Company – Research Seminar – 24th April

Bookings are now open for the next research seminar organised by The Careers & Enterprise Company.

It will feature

  • Jonathan Boys, The Careers & Enterprise Company, Geography matters: spending money where it counts.
  • Bart Shaw, LKMco, Held back or helped on? How educational outcomes impact on life chances for different social groups.

You can book online at Eventbright: The Careers & Enterprise Company – Research Seminar.

It sold out last time so book quickly before it is too late!

Global, European and UK career guidance policy


Today I’m heading back up to the University of Derby to deliver a session on the MA in Careers Education and Coaching. In this session I’m going to try and get students to think about the policy, politics, legislation and regulation that sit around and various constrain and enable career guidance.

This is what I’m planning to cover…

Career guidance policy presentation for the MA

Joining the Dots 2017

I’d like to invite readers of this blog to attend The Careers & Enterprise Company Joining the Dots 2017 conference in Sheffield.

It will be a fantastic one day event which will be addressed by key people from the world’s of policy and practice.

To find out more details and to book a place visit Joining the Dots 2017 and enter the following access code: C&E2017CON

I hope to see some of you there.