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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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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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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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Photo of resume on wood table Understanding Applicant Tracking Software - Advances in technology are changing how people apply for jobs.  Understanding Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) and how to apply for a job online will optimize chances of your cover letter and resume making it past the review stage. Applicant Tracking Software Applicant Tracking Software allows applicants to submit their resume online.  Employers use ATS to ... Read more...
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...