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’.