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Laurence Shatkin, PhD

Career information expert, author, interactive system developer

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About Laurence Shatkin, PhD
I specialize in developing resources to help people make career decisions and plans.

I have acquired my expertise in career information by working more than 30 years in this field.

As Senior Product Developer at JIST Publishing, a division of EMC/Paradigm, I authored or co-authored more than two dozen books.


I have been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where I helped develop the SIGI PLUS computer-based career information system. I oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. I have served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information and now am on the board of its successor organization, the Alliance of Career Development Professionals. I am also a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at their meetings.

Learn more about me at these sites:

Verbal Media, LLC
This is my consulting business, which developed the Career Oasis system for King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia and has served several other clients in the U.S. and abroad.

JIST Publishing
I originally worked for JIST as a consultant, providing career information content for books such as Guide to Occupational Exploration and Best Jobs for the 21st Century. From 2005 to 2013, I was on staff as Senior Product Developer, creating books, assessments, and online courses.