Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Computer-Assisted Career Counseling
Paul A. Gore & Wade C. Leitwerke
Computer-assisted career counseling is the use of computers in educational and career guidance. When faced with the prospect of having to make an important educational or career decision, many individuals look for career or educational information and professional guidance. Individuals making educational decisions might access college brochures and catalogs or might request application and financial aid materials. Alternatively, individuals considering a possible career path might access information about the tasks involved in a job or might research the employment outlook for a particular occupation. Furthermore, some individuals seek the guidance of trained career counselors and psychologists as they grapple with making their decision. More and more, individuals are turning to their computers and the Internet for both information and guidance. A recent report, for example, suggests that almost half of all U.S. Internet users have turned to the Web when making important educational and career decisions. The use of computers ...