A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from Megan Fitzgerald, Career, business and personal branding coach, with the following:
Wow – you are really taking CIT (Career Information Technology – my term I use) to the next level!
I LOVE that term! Career Information Technology… that sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?
But wait a minute. I shouldn’t be taking it to the next level. Career issues have been around since Adam and Eve – why is something as simple as JibberJobber taking it to the next level, and why is it only happening in the last year?
When I was doing research on who was doing anything close to JibberJobber I searched on “career toolbox.” Know what I got? Not much (although my good friend Dan Sweet’s site, Fracat.com/blog, comes up in the first few results).
Guess what I come up with when I search on “career information technology?” Not much – just a lot of information on careers in information technology.
Want to know why there aren’t technologies out there to help with your career? Because that isn’t where the money is.
How come there are 40,000+ traditional job boards? Because that is where the money is.
Please, prove me wrong. Here’s my running list of things in “career information technology” … note that I want to identify things that are FOR THE JOB SEEKER or CAREER-ORIENTED. I’m not talking about a recruiter’s applicant tracking system (ATS), or a job board that makes it’s money by selling ads and job postings… I’m talking about technology for YOU to manage your career. Here’s my list:
- JibberJobber.com – of course I list it first – it’s my website
- …. I’m at a loss … what else?
Hopefully you can help me flesh out this list – what would you consider to be a part of Career Information Technology?