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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): Current Trends (cont.)

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Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT): Current Trends
• Increased trend to incorporate
communication via social media
• Using social media to network and job
search
• Trend to provide career planning tools via
tablets and smartphones

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(cont.)

Advantages of Using the Internet
for Career Guidance
• System is available 24/7
• Potential to serve a larger audience
• E-portfolio can be developed and
maintained (i.e. certificates, resumes,
transcripts)
• Databases can be updated more frequently

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Advantages of Using the Internet
for Career Guidance
(cont.)

• Can seamlessly integrate Internet resources
and e-mail communication
• Counselors can communicate with system
users while they are online
• Web-based services via computers, tablets,
and smartphone are common practice
worldwide

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Virtual Career Centers
• Virtual career centers are websites that bring
together various websites into an organized
fashion
• Advantage : free or low cost and are not
subject to the licensing agreements of other
integrated career planning systems
• Disadvantage: lack the capability to guide a
user from one activity to the next , unable to
store assessment info, do not allow
counselors to communicate with the users via
email, cell phone or notes posted on their
portfolios
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Types of Career Sources Online







Stand-alone Web Sites
Integrated Career Planning Systems
Virtual Career Centers
Mobile Phone Applications
Social Networking/Social Media
Distance Counseling

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Stand-Alone Web Sites
• There are hundreds, if not thousands, of
single-purpose Web sites that address some
part of the career planning process

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Integrated Career Planning
Systems
• Integrated career planning systems are
developed to integrate various content topics
into one system (e.g. an interest inventory,
searchable occupational database, searchable
national postsecondary school database, a
resume writer, and a database of job opening)
• Users can use parts of the integrated career
planning system independently or together
depending on their specific needs

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Examples of Integrated Career
Planning Systems
• ACT Profile – act.org
• Career Information System-intocareers.com
• FOCUS 2- focuscareer2.com
• Hobson’s- hobsons.com
• Kuder Career Planning Systems- kuder.com
• Valpar International Corporation- valparint.com
• Xap Corporation- xap.com

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Virtual Career Centers
• A virtual career centers is a type of
integrated planning system
• Virtual career centers are websites that
bring together various websites into an
organized fashion

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Virtual Career CentersAdvantages
• free or low cost and are not subject to the
licensing agreements of other integrated
career planning systems

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Virtual Career CentersDisadvantages
• lack the capability to guide a user from one
activity to the next
• are unable to store assessment info, choices,
made or notes that can be accessed later by the
user,,
• do not collect data about users and their
progress
• do not allow counselors to communicate with the
users via email, cell phone or notes posted on
their portfolios

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Spencer G. Nile and JoAnn E. Harris-Bowlsbey

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