may, 2020

18may10:00 am11:00 amThe Validity of Social Media Based Career Information - CICA Webinar Series


Event Details

Career information is available in many formats, including print, audio, videos, information interviews, observation, personal experience, and social media.

As the use of social media has grown over time, the amount of social media content relevant to career decision making has grown as well. Discussion threads, social networking sites, blogs, and video posts have become sources of career information.

While disseminating personal perspectives on work, education, training, and employment has existed for some time in the form of vocational biographies, the easy access and the vast amount of information available on personal perspectives is a more recent phenomenon.

Individuals access career information on social media in either an intentional mode by using search features to find information in social media or post a question that leads to an answer or further discussion, or in an unintentional mode as they browse posts, discussion threads, tweets, or videos for some other purpose.

This webinar examines the use of social media to deliver career information to students and clients, how to determine the validity of social media-based career information, and best practices in promoting the validity of social media-based career information for practitioners, counsellor educators, researchers, and career resource developers.

Presenter Biography

Jim Sampson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development at Florida State University. He writes and speaks on the appropriate use of computer technology in counselling, on the use of cognitive strategies in the design and delivery of career interventions, and on the integration of theory, research, and practice. Prior to joining the faculty at Florida State University in 1982, he was a Senior Counselor at the Student Counseling and Career Planning Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Time Zones


Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, ACT – 10:00
South Australia, Northern Territory – 09:30
Western Australia – 08:00


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This is a FREE webinar as part of the National Careers Week Webinar Series presented by the Career Industry C0uncil of Australia

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(Monday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am AEST




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