My week of working in alternative spaces and places

It’s the second last day of the academic year, and I’ve only been at my desk once this week. A couple of years ago, that would have been a disastrous week. I would have been stressing out about the pile of work and messages awaiting me at the office; feeling out of the loop; and perhaps even being a little unproductive from not having ready access to my files. This week, I feel that I have completed more work than I normally would, and I’m not stressed out about the pile of messages as there won’t be any.
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A chaotic approach to integrating ICT into careers practice

The theme for the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) National Conference in Sydney in May 2013 was “leading career development in uncertain times”. Looking over my notes from the sessions that I attended there was also a focus on implementation of information technology and social media in career development practice. I think these two themes are really important as technology at this point in time is driving rapid change in our society in a way that challenges the way we think about communicating with each other; the way businesses make (or lose) money; and even debates over access to information (such as Wikileaks; and the current unfolding story in the USA over government agencies recording and storing electronic communication of its citizens). Continue reading