Gamification is “the use of game mechanics and experience design to digitally engage and motivate people to achieve their goals”. (Gartner, 2014). What does gamification mean to career service practices? CERIC’s new literature search, Gamification and Career Development, highlights the concept and implications of gaming in career education.

Topics covered in the literature search include:

  • Concepts, tools and applications of gamification
  • Gamification and employee engagement
  • Use of gamification in the recruitment process
  • Gamification for millennials and non-millennials
  • Career counselling apps
  • Gamification vs game-based learning
  • Utilizing gamification in career assessment
  • Design and evaluation of gamification

There are now 55 literature searches available, including Career Development Theory and Career Management Models, Economic Benefits of Career Guidance, Parental Involvement in Career Development, Labour Market Trends, Mental Health Issues in the Workplace, and more.

Featuring comprehensive listings of key research and articles in career development, literature searches highlight critical points of current knowledge. As a student, academic or practitioner in the field, literature searches are helpful if you are researching the latest thinking or proven best practices. They are also valuable if you are considering a submission to CERIC for project partnership funding in order to gain an overview of major work already done in your area of interest.