Technology and guidance

Technology is having a profound impact on the way people view their careers.

The CDI’s digital strategy for the careers sector sets out the institutes aim for the careers sector of aiming to embed “…digital literacy in every aspect of the work of career development practitioners.” This echoes wider changes where digital technologies are increasingly seen as pivotal to careers practice and the environment in which individuals develop their careers. These changes have profound implications, for the delivery and practice of careers guidance. iCeGS research has highlighted the crucial role that technology plays in both the delivery of career guidance and how individuals think about and manage their careers.

iCeGS recent research involving the role of technology in guidance includes:

2018

Boath, E., Vigurs, K. and Frangos, J. (2018). Twittering Away - Is Twitter an Appropriate Adjunctive Tool to Enhance Learning and Engagement in Higher Education? Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 3 (2), pp.103-111.

Hooley, T. & Cutts, B. (2018). 'It all kind of symbolises something doesn't it?' How students present their career image online, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 40 (1), 40-47.

Moore, N. (2018). Thinking digitally in a digital world. Careers Matters Issue 6 (1) 42-43. Stourbridge. CDI.

Staunton, T. (2018). A critical response to Hooley’s Seven Cs of digital literacy. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 40, 47-53.

2017

Moore, N. (2017). Competences of a Careers Advisor in the digital age, in H Košolová (ed.) The Diverse World of Career Guidance. Prague, EKS. pp. 10-12.

Staunton, T. (2017) 'Education and the digital revolution' in Marshall, J. (Ed.), Contemporary Debates in Education Studies. London: Routledge, pp. 171-181.

Vigurs, K., Everitt, J. and Staunton, T. (2017) The Evidence Base for Careers Websites: What Works? London: The Careers and Enterprise Company.

2016

Staunton, T. (2016). Social media, social justice? Consideration from a career development perspective. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 36, 38-45.

2015

Hooley, T., Shepherd, C. and Dodd, V. (2015). Get Yourself Connected: Conceptualising the Role of Digital Technologies in Norwegian Career Guidance. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

2013

Longridge, D., Hooley, T. & Staunton, T. (2013). Building online employability: A guide for academic departments, University of Derby.

2012

Hooley, T. (2012). How the internet changed career: framing the relationship between career development and online technologies. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC). 29: 3-12.

Longridge, D. & Hooley, T. (2012). An experiment in blended career development: The University of Derby’s social media internship programme. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. 29: 39-46.

2010

Hooley, T., Hutchinson, J. and Watts, A.G. (2010) Careering Through The Web. The Potential of Web 2.0 and 3.0 Technologies for Career Development and Career Support Services. London: UKCES.

In addition to our research, both Tristram Hooley and Tom Staunton have strong track records in providing workshops and conference presentations on the role of technology and particularly social media in careers.