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dc.contributor.authorHooley, Tristram
dc.contributor.authorCutts, Beth
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-26T14:28:48Z
dc.date.available2018-04-26T14:28:48Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-04
dc.identifier.citationHooley, T. & Cutts, B. (2018). 'It all kind of symbolises something doesn't it?' How students present their career image online, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 40 (1), 40-47.en
dc.identifier.issn20461348
dc.identifier.doi10.20856/jnicec.4007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622694
dc.description.abstractIt has become common to share images of yourself online. There is evidence that employers are using these images as part of selection decisions. This article presents a research project which explored these issues with current undergraduates. It found that students had a clear understanding of what a professional online career image would look like, but that this was not reflected in the images that they shared. However, students were careful and considered in the images that they did share; they just did not want employers looking at them. For careers professionals this situation presents an ethical challenge as to how far we want to curb students’ online identities to ensure their employability.
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Derbyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/10.20856/jnicec.4007en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counsellingen
dc.subjectGraduate employabilityen
dc.subjectGraduatesen
dc.subjectCareeren
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectDigital career literacyen
dc.subjectDigital footprinten
dc.title'It all kind of symbolises something doesn't it?' How students present their career image online.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counsellingen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T17:04:57Z
html.description.abstractIt has become common to share images of yourself online. There is evidence that employers are using these images as part of selection decisions. This article presents a research project which explored these issues with current undergraduates. It found that students had a clear understanding of what a professional online career image would look like, but that this was not reflected in the images that they shared. However, students were careful and considered in the images that they did share; they just did not want employers looking at them. For careers professionals this situation presents an ethical challenge as to how far we want to curb students’ online identities to ensure their employability.


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