ERIC Number: ED423010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Placement Services Survey.
Smith, Shirley H.; Yorke, Deon
This report contains results of a survey at Bronx Community College (New York) that queried career placement counselors on how their field had changed over the past 5 years and what changes they foresaw for the future. Questions were open-ended and directed toward identifying problems and shifts in career planning and placement. More than half of those who responded cited the introduction of new technology, such as fax machines, computerized production of resumes, computerized guidance systems, and job banks, as the greatest change in the field. Other changes named included a greater demand for services, an increasing diversity of the population being served, a change in the focus of career placement to include more comprehensive services, and a change in the economy, which has resulted in downsizing and a reduction in college recruiting. The single greatest problem facing the career placement field over the next several years was overwhelmingly thought to be budget and staffing constraints, compounded by increased demand for services. Also mentioned was the changing structure of jobs that demand complex and technical skills. Appended is the survey, with charts illustrating the answers. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.