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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 wants to network within a profession.  The telecom toolbox supports career development professionals and job seekers in using online tools.

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If managed effectively, distance communication methods like email, texting, instant messaging, and video conferencing offer opportunities for improved 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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Man holding smart phone against map of the world Unintended Consequences of Social Media - As discussed in previous posts, social media can have unintended and far-reaching impacts on your daily life.  We discussed how Facebook posts can influence a job search , but what are some other potential outcomes or consequences of social media posts? Insurance Claims Insurance companies may use social media to evaluate claims for damages and ... Read more...
7 High Paying STEM Jobs that Don’t Require a 4 Year Degree - As a result of high college tuition costs, many students are joining the workforce after completing high school.  Foregoing a college education does not mean sacrificing higher pay; there are positions suited for high school graduates that pay just as well or even better than those requiring a college degree. Here are 7 of the ... Read more...
The 15 Best Tips for Facebook Privacy in a Job Search - Many employers will Google candidates to gain insight into their character.  Depending on your Facebook profile and timeline, this can help or hurt you in the job search process.  If you have some unfortunate posts, here are 15 ways to clean up your Facebook profile and address your Facebook privacy.  The tips apply to other ... Read more...