Career Counseling, Creative Economy, Creative Work, Technology, Vocational Guidance
DEMIR, Erman M.
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Aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the technology-assisted career counseling methods in Turkey and the developments related to the creative economy, which has the potential for directly affecting youth’s quality of life. The use of technology in career counseling in Turkey will be discussed from a novel economical perspective that affects career orientations. In the light of technology aimed at widespread career guidance throughout the world, the opportunities offered by these developments for creative employees and the areas in which the technologies used in Turkey need to be developed further.
The main assumption behind the dissemination of vocational guidance and access to career counseling through technology is the proposed relationship between the level of knowledge acquired and the quality of career decisions. As the level of knowledge and consequently career awareness increases thanks to the communication technologies, it is thought that the individuals will make the most efficient decision and follow the right steps for their career. However, as work and professions diversifies, the volume of professional knowledge increases, and in new fields as creative industries, jobs that cannot be fully defined according to the old classification are emerging. In this case, while the information communication technologies and internet career guidance and career counseling are transformed, creative economy dynamics also transform professional life on the one hand. In all these developments, the use of technological tools is not considered sufficient in the field of vocational guidance and career counseling in Turkey. If a relationship is established between these innovative technologies and wider socio economic development, a counseling system that provides efficient service to the individuals will be established