Helping others to make occupational choices requires a combination of skill and a deep understanding of the world of work as it is today and will be in the future. Unlike texts, which focus only on skill, Careers Guidance in Context is designed to develop understanding of the factors, which shape both the labour market, and careers guidance as an occupation in itself. Careers Guidance in Context re-evaluates the concept of `a career' in the light of economic restructuring, globalization and the growth of information technology. It draws together up-to-date theories about guidance work and debates the importance of integrating theory and practice. Examining the processes in which practitioners engage when work

The Future of Careers Guidance

The future of careers guidance

The many and far-reaching social, economic, political, cultural and technological changes that have occurred in the recent past have inevitably influenced the direction in which careers guidance is moving. It is only possible to speculate as to what the future holds, but there are a number of well defined trends which indicate how careers guidance is likely to develop in the next few years.

Information and Communication Technology

From originally being an interesting adjunct to guidance, the computer and, more recently, the Internet have radically changed the ‘map’ of careers guidance. Those working in the field now need to understand and utilise the many applications of this new technology in their work. In doing so they also need ...

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