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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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Photo of a man wearing headphones working on a computer. Tips for Individuals with Disabilities Seeking Federal Employment - Applying and interviewing for a job can be difficult and stressful. The frustration can be more pronounced for a jobseeker with a disability because biases may make it harder to gain employment, particularly over an individual who is not disabled. Fortunately, the federal government has made it a priority to maintain a diverse workforce, including ... Read more...
People in cafe writing in notebook with digital tablet and coffee cup 5 Personality Traits to Demonstrate During an Interview - Congratulations, you landed a job interview! But wait—what if you get lost and can’t find the building on the morning of your interview? What if the elevator breaks on the way to the office and you are late? What if you’re so nervous you knock a glass of water into your interviewer’s lap? Instead of ... Read more...
Photo of man with a briefcase and newspaper leaning against a wall Using Schedule A to Expedite Employment - While state and federal laws address employment discrimination, applying for a job can be difficult for individuals with disabilities. In particular, government jobs that require a competitive employment process can unintentionally deter individuals with disabilities from applying or competing for a job. Fortunately, the government created a streamlined process for people to apply for federal ... Read more...