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Developing your career: harnessing the power of the internet for “digital career management”

Tristram Hooley (International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, Derby, UK)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 3 January 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the role of the internet in framing individual’s career building. It argues that the 7 Cs of digital career literacy offer a useful framework for those working in learning and development in organizations. Every individual needs to engage with the internet when thinking about how to manage and future-proof their careers. Learning and development (L&D) professionals can support employees to harness the power of the internet and learn how to make use of the new opportunities of “digital career management”.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper highlights steps that every individual needs to take for “digital career management” and pulls out the role of L&D professionals in addressing the developing internet context.

Findings

Sets out “7 C’s” for proactively managing a “digital career profile”.

Originality/value

The internet has shifted the context for career building and learning how to maximize the opportunities now offered is the central task for anyone wishing to carve out their future careers.

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Citation

Hooley, T. (2017), "Developing your career: harnessing the power of the internet for “digital career management”", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 9-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-07-2016-0066

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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