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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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The Top 5 Skills Employers Want and Have a Hard Time Finding - According to employers, finding good employees is tough. A report by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2016 noted that two-thirds of organizations surveyed have a hard time filling full-time positions. This is a significant rise from 2013 when about half of participating companies said the same thing. With the unemployment rate still ... Read more...
Photo of people holding letters to spell Instagram Using Instagram to Find Employment - Many companies are taking advantage of Instagram as an additional way to market their brand and improve their image. This positions Instagram as another platform for job seekers to advertise their skills and abilities to help catch the eye of an employer. Create a Professional Presence The first step when using Instagram in your job ... Read more...
Picture of someone writing in notebook with laptop in foreground. 10 Online Tools for Your Job Search - Searching and applying for employment is exhausting. Luckily, there are a number of online platforms designed to make the job search process easier.  Below are ten tools that can help in your search for employment. LinkedIn One of the most popular social networking sites is LinkedIn.  With LinkedIn you can create an electronic resume, message ... Read more...