Career writing as a dialogue about work experience: A recipe for luck readiness?

R. Lengelle, F. Meijers, R.F. Poell, F. Geijsel, M. Post

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In this article, we examined whether career writing—creative, expressive, and reflective writing—can increase luck readiness, which is the ability to respond and make use of (career) opportunities. Two 2-day writing courses were taught to third-year bachelor students, one before and one after work placements. In this exploratory study, results showed that luck readiness and work competence increased when students engaged in career writing. Specifically, flexibility, risk, and persistence increased among students in the experimental group. They also made jumps in optimism and efficacy, though no statistically significant differences were found in these domains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-43
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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