Welcome to another Peak-Careers Interview. My guests today are Melissa Venable is a writer and education advisor at Red Ventures and Debra Osborn, Professor and Co-Director of Combined Counseling & School Psychology doctoral program at Florida State University, also known as the Technology Twins. We explore which technology tools career practitioners might want to explore here in this interview.
Today we explore:
— What is your short list of your “must have” technology tools?
— What are your “go to” resources?
— Is there an over-use of technology right now?
— Any ideas for tracking your use, preventing tech fatigue, etc.
Resources mentioned in our interview
Go To Resources:
- Career Convergence Magazine – Tech Tips archive –
- Top Tools for Learning –
- Cnet –
- Microsoft teams:
- Google alerts:
Full bios for my guests
Melissa Venable is a writer and education advisor at Red Ventures where she leads the BestColleges.com research initiative reporting trends in online education. Melissa is also an adjunct instructor at Saint Leo University and a certified career coach with a background in career development services. She currently serves as a features co-editor for the National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence web magazine and is an associate editor for eLearn Magazine.
Debra Osborn,Professor and Co-Director of Combined Counseling & School Psychology doctoral program at Florida State University. She has been a counselor educator for over 20 years and also co-directs the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. Her program of research includes: identifying predictors of and set practices for increasing positive career outcomes and decreasing negative outcomes; applying career-related theory (especially Cognitive Information Processing theory) in research and practice; designing and using assessments in career services; and exploring the role of technology can play in enhancing and extending services. Debra is a Past-President for National Career Development Association.
Check out their Technology Twins blog at https://technologytwins.com/
Jim Peacock is the Principal at Peak-Careers Consulting and writes a weekly email for career practitioners. Peak-Careers offers discussion-based online seminars for career practitioners focused on meeting continuing education needs for CCSP, GCDF and BCC certified professionals as well as workshops for career practitioners and individual career coaching.
He is the author of A Field Guide for Career Practitioners: Helping Your Clients Create Their Next Move and his most recent book about a near-death experience he had while backpacking in New Zealand in 1983-84, The Adventure of Finding Me in New Zealand. He is the recipient of the 2020 Kenneth C. Hoyt Award from the National Career Development Association and the Mid-Atlantic Career Counseling Association’s Professional Contributions Award in 2020.
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