#Digitise My Career
About digital career management skills
Digital career management skills have evolved from the concept of digital career literacy introduced by Tristram Hooley, Professor of Career Education in 2012. Hooley suggests that the internet is shifting the context within which individuals pursue and develop their careers. He introduces the internet as:
- a careers library through which individuals can search and source information
- a marketplace where individuals can find and apply for opportunities in learning and work
- a space for establishing and maintaining contacts and networks
- a media channel through which individuals can raise their profiles and manage reputations.
To take advantage of the career opportunities the internet offers, individuals need to develop their digital career literacy to research, to make contacts and to build a positive professional reputation. Hooley sets out a framework of seven competencies, the seven Cs of digital career literacy:
The ability to understand and adapt to changing career contexts
The ability to find and retrieve career information
The ability to evaluate, analyse the provenance of and assess the usefulness of career information
The ability to make contacts, build relationships and establish networks online that support career development
The ability to interact across a range of different platforms and to understand the ‘netiquette’ of different interactions and to use them in the context of careers
The ability to create online content that represents your interests, skills and career history
The ability to develop, review and edit your online presence.
Each of these 7Cs represent a competency that learners can go on to demonstrate.
Ordering the new classroom resource
The new classroom resource, #Digitisemycareer is a set of materials for teachers and tutors to help individuals aged 11-18 develop their digital career management skills. The resource is designed to be used mainly in career education programmes for learners in schools and colleges, though it could also be used in other settings and not only with young people. The resource contains a guide and online resources including lesson plans, PowerPoint slides and worksheets. The cost of the resource is £102 inc VAT. If you would like to order the resource please our online form which can be found here
Book a place on one of our training events
If you would like to attend a training programme on how to develop your own digital career management skills and to use the classroom resources you can find information about our next training event below.
The next training event for digital career management skills will take place on January 24th 2017 at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road site. 10.00 for 10.30 start until 4.00 p.m. The cost of the event is £200 (including VAT) and includes a copy of the resources and workshops and training on how to use them. Lunch will be provided.
If you would like to book a place at the event, please go to our online booking form here.