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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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Wooden malet with wood to strike with malet The Burden of Knowledge – Legal Issues Surrounding Social Media - As a job seeker, it is important to understand how employers are using social media to recruit and screen new talent.  Over the past 5 years, the number of employers who used social media to recruit new talent went up from 34% to 77% (Segal, 2014).  Interestingly however, fewer employers report using social media to ... Read more...
8539048913_5380a7fc43_k The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Social Media Presence - Increasingly, people look to social media to learn about and stay connected with businesses and organizations. VR agencies can take advantage of social media platforms to communicate with consumers and highlight their business partners.  However, managing social media is a commitment which requires time and active participation. The benefits and considerations of having a social ... Read more...
256180335_f8492475801 10 Things to Know when Using LinkedIn - Linkedin is a professional social networking site I recommend to clients looking for a job,  as well as Vocational Rehabilitation employees interested in presenting a professional online image.  Unlike other social media sites, LinkedIn is controlled by you.  You can’t be tagged in unflattering pictures or be referenced in inappropriate posts.  LinkedIn focuses on making ... Read more...