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Title: DreamGigs: A “Stepping Stone” for Low-resource Job Seekers to Reach Their Ideal Job
Digital employment tools ought to support job seekers in developing viable career paths while preparing them with necessary skills for employment. This is particularly important for job seekers who are not highly educated and lack access to resources such as career counseling. We designed, implemented, and conducted a preliminary evaluation of a prototype -- DreamGigs, a tool to help job seekers understand the career-related skills they would need to obtain to reach their -dream" job or gig. Our preliminary results suggest that DreamGigs is helpful for job seekers in understanding what skills employers need, identifying potential pathways towards their career goals, and accessing opportunities to gain the necessary skills. We contribute the design of this tool, our implementation, and the results of our initial evaluation with low-resource job seekers.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1717186
NSF-PAR ID:
10104329
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
In Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Page Range / eLocation ID:
317 to 320
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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