eCareer Services Symposium: expanding the limits of design,
technology, and practice

May 22, 2013, Sydney Australia

Developed and delivered by a world class faculty, the eCareer Services Symposium seeks to:

  • advance knowledge and practice in the application of technology in career and employment services
  • highlight key research, policy and practice advances particularly in the areas of social media, career systems and services, and on-line practitioner capability
  • inform the establishment of a centralised repository to foster community discussions in technology and careers 
  • propose recommendations to further the development of policy, programs  and evidence-based practice.

This symposium is a world first and offers delegates:

  • The opportunity to consider the current e-careers landscape: gains made, challenges and opportunities or policy and practice
  • Participation in workshops that focus on the use of social media in career services; research into practitioner competence; models of delivery and implications for policy and workforce development and how to design on-line services
  • The opportunity to impact the future of e-career service delivery

  • To register for the eSymposium, please register online through the Conference registration portal or download the hardcopy registration form and submit the completed form to conference organisers as noted within the form.


CDAA is delighted to welcome a panel of international experts to facilitate the program:

tannisTannis Goddard is the founder and President of Training Innovations, a career development organization that delivers community-based career services in British Columbia, Canada.  Tannis has 20 years of experience designing services and interventions that address life-span career development and learning needs.  Tannis has led the development of an online career learning platform that has been used to deliver a range of facilitated online career counselling services in Canada. In 2007, Tannis won the Award of Excellence from the Career Management A ational technology in career development; and in 2011 she was member of Canada’s Country Team at the International Symposium in Budapest. Tannis is currently completing her PhD  focused on the designing and delivering facilitated online career development services and has presented on this topic at numerous national and international conferences.

jbProfessor Jenny Bimrose is Deputy Director of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick, England. With over thirty years’ experience in higher education, researching and teaching at post-graduate level, she has extensive experience of external project management and consultancy, both in the UK and Europe. Many  research projects on which she has worked have focused on the area of the theory and practice of career counselling and guidance. One particular research interest relates to supporting the use of ICT in careers practice. Others are the development of on-line training support for practitioners on the use of labour market information; the decision-making styles and career trajectories of individuals across Europe; the implications for career guidance of women's career development; career adaptability in mid-career adults; and examining knowledge maturing processes within and between organisations.

JKJaana Kettunen is a Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In her work she has been focusing on the design and pedagogical use of information and communications technology (ICT) in learning and working environments. She has extensive experience on training, supporting and working with practitioners throughout Finland. Her research interest is on the role of ICT and social media in career guidance. Her current research focuses on the career practitioners´ ways of experiencing and conceptualizing social media in career services, and aspects that are seen as critical in the successful use of these new technologies in career services.