In face of the unprecedented pace of changes worldwide, choosing a career is a difficult process. It is a challenge to manage the rate of change and to implement today’s set of changes while planning for tomorrow’s. Despite the information technology and tremendous growth of knowledge, our education system fails to develop student’s creativity, independent thinking and capabilities so that they can make responsible career choices and make the best of the opportunities that lay ahead.
A large population of students are unsure of occupation that is suitable to them even after taking admission in a college or university programme. Many high school graduate decide to enter into a college/university programme based on friendship, potential income, convenience and comfort. There is a lack of self understanding, personal planning and goal setting abilities among students which result in limited work efficiency and demoralized work attitude due to lack of interest, when they enter workplace.
Hence career counselling platforms are remedial or advisory services for students when they are in a need of making subject or career choice. A number of technologies based on artificial intelligence and machine learning are coming up to provide support to users in making choices during career planning in accordance with their interests, capabilities, and orientation.Some of the recent patents filed for the platforms that provide career guidance are:
Title: Methods and systems for providing career inspiration, motivation and guidance to a user
Assignee: LifeJourney USA, LLC (Baltimore, MD, US)
Publication Date: 19 Sept 2017
Methods, systems, and media are disclosed for providing career motivation, career inspiration and career guidance to a user through one or more journeys. Metrics concerning attention and fact retention of the user after having been presented with one or more career videos on a user device and after the user having responded to career- and skill-specific situational learning exercises and questioning may be recorded in a student record. A career code, such as a Holland Code, may be determined for the user using the responses provided by the user during a career tendency assessment. Metrics of the user’s selection of one or more careers may be recorded in the student record. Mentor interaction may be provided for the selected one or more careers and results of the mentor interaction may be stored in the student record. One or more virtual field trips may be provided to the user and results of the one or more virtual field trips may be stored in the student record. A resume may be generated using the student record.
Title: PERSONALIZED CHATBOTS FOR INMATES
Assignee: GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION (12021 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 100 Reston, Virginia, 20190, US)
Publication Date: 14 Dec 2017
A communication system for providing a positive communication to an inmate is provided. The communication system includes memory that stores data, and an application server that that analyzes that data to determine topics that are important to the inmate. The application server includes a topic rating system to rate the topics based on importance to the inmate and based on an emotional tone used by the inmate during a communication. When the application server receives a question from the inmate, the application server searches the data and the Internet and responds based on the answer and the data stored in memory. The application server also provides support to the inmate by suggesting counseling services according to the needs of the inmate. Further, the communication system provides a positive influence to the inmate to encourage educational progression.
Title: Practitioner Career Management Assessment Interviewer Method and Tool
Assignee: CLAIRE Technologies (Pasadena, MD, US) Alexton Incorporated (Alexandria, VA, US)
Publication Date: 14 April 2017
The practitioner career assessment is a method and device for providing career development and advancement management within hiring organizations. The method includes the steps of consolidating all of a user’s career experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, and automating career guidance and a career pathway roadmap of the user’s career development and advancement. As a result, the assessment is operated by a hiring organization, under the complete control of the user, and conducted in a confidential manner, free of any judgment prejudice, and devoid of known and unknown biases associated with human factor or supervisory factors to provide guidance and create a career pathway roadmap to goals and advancement. The device includes a number of modules including a system access, user homepage, user profile or census, core and optional goal assessments, assessment generation, guidance, outreach, reporting, and requirements traceability matrix (RTM) modules.
Title: METHOD FOR DETERMINING PERSON’S PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPE
Assignee: DROZDOVSKIY, Aleksandr Kuzmich (ul. Frunze, 16 kv. 10, St.Petersburg 5, 196135, RU)
Publication Date: 12 Jan 2017
The invention relates to the fields of psychophysiology, psychology, sociology, pedagogy and medicine, and may be used in conducting individual and large-scale studies in the fields of psychophysiology, psychology, sociology, pedagogy, medicine, recruiting and career counseling for determining a person’s psychological personality type and also, on the basis of same, for evaluating psychophysiological and psychological compatibility. The novelty of the invention consists in determining, across a broad range of ages and without using questionnaire tests, a psychological personality type on the basis of objective data regarding the characteristics of a person’s nervous system.