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Online Career Development Tools for Employment

Various online platforms can be utilized to advance employment goals whether someone is looking for a job, interested in keeping a job, or wanting to network within a profession. The Telecom Toolbox is a resource for VR professionals interested in using online career development tools with their consumers or for personal career growth.

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Communication

If managed effectively, distance communication methods like email, texting, instant messaging, and video conferencing offer opportunities for improved VR counselor – consumer relationships and outcomes.

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Online Career Development

The internet and social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, can influence job search, offer avenues to pursue employment opportunities and reinforce and improve your online reputation.

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Ethics

Online career development tools introduce new ethical considerations. With the right knowledge, security settings and commitment to staying current on recent developments in the field, ethical concerns can be managed.

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What’s New

Abstract graphic of a cover letter 9 Elements of a Highly Effective Cover Letter - Kristen Jacoway Beasley, a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselor and social media consultant, has joined us as a contributor to the Telecom Toolbox blog.  Kirsten is a great resource for VR professionals who desire more information on how they can assist consumers with job search.  9 Elements of a Highly Effective Cover Letter By: Kristen Jacoway ... Read more...
Twitter spelled out in Scrabble tiles 8 Things to Remember when Posting to Twitter - Twitter can help build your audience and drive more traffic to your website, Facebook page, blog, or YouTube channel. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies can use tweets to engage consumers, employers, and counselors.  Unlike more content-rich social media platforms, however, Twitter feeds are fast-paced so tweets get buried quickly.  Further, Twitter users can be overwhelmed with ... Read more...
Panic button Responding to Negative Posts on Social Media - An active social media presence promotes communication between Vocational Rehabilitation and consumers and can be a valuable information-sharing tool.  Before your agency establishes an online presence, however, consider and plan for responding to negative posts on your social media accounts.  The following suggestions were taken from VR policies and online experts. Develop Guidelines Develop a ... Read more...

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