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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.


What’s New

Steps of a Job Search- Step 1: Summarize your Experience - Post 1 of 9   Searching for a job can be overwhelming, and it is often hard to know where to start. There are many things you need to do to create a resume and search for a job, but you can break down the process into manageable steps. Our “Steps of a Job Search” ... Read more
Telecom Toolbox Blog Index - For Job Seekers Making your online identity ready for college and beyond: 6 steps for cleaning up your image (9/14/17) The top 5 skills employers want and have a hard time finding (6/6/17) 5 ways to improve the security of your social media sites (2/7/17) Links to Kristen Jacoway Beasley’s podcasts (6/1/16) Career Options Five ... Read more
Using social media to promote your small business and enhance your online presence - Melissa Lafontaine is the owner of Earth Within Flowers, an earth-inspired floral design business in Missoula, Montana. She is one of the Featured Business Owners on RTC:Rural’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Self-Employment Guide, a multi-website that was created to help people with disabilities and VR counselors navigate the self-employment process. Visit to view the VR ... Read more