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Developing Digital Career Literacy

Digital career literacy is concerned with your student’s ability to use the online environment to search, to make contacts, to get questions answered and to build a positive professional reputation.  The internet offers new opportunities to give and receive career support. There are however limitations to what access to information can achieve without informed students. An increasing number of schools are creating or purchasing a digital careers resource library… but do their students have the appropriate skills to use this to find, source and manage information?  If they are going to be using your library as a marketplace, do their students have the ability to collect and critique information? 

What skills and knowledge will your students need in order to pursue their careers effectively using the internet?  In summarising the skills and knowledge required for your students to pursue their careers effectively through using the internet, Tristram Hooley identified seven elements for developing digital career literacy, which he called the ‘seven C’s’.

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Careers for School Blog - Ideas, thoughts, news, opinion

Our blog is a place where leaders, careers managers, advisers and teachers can share their thoughts about careers work in schools and colleges.  The main focus is on practical day-to-day issues in your school or college:

  • raising the profile of careers
  • access to resources
  • using online tools and resources to make your job easier
  • developing digital careers literacy skills
  • encouraging young people to become more proactive and develop their independent research skills
  • helping non-specialists deliver the careers agenda
  • engaging parents
  • monitoring and tracking

Our experts will also keep you up-to-date with the reports relating to CEIAG. 

If you would like to contribute to our blog email us at enquires@careersforschools.co.uk