University of Montana Rural Institute
Online career development refers to using online resources such as social media and job boards for finding employment and advancing careers. Social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter allow users to connect with potential employers and advertise their strengths to a diverse audience. Online job boards connect employers and job seekers based on specific interests, skills and locations. Unfortunately, the same online tools that can help people find employment and advance their careers can also limit opportunities if the job seeker’s online presence is unprofessional or absent (Brown & Vaughn, 2011).
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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
This research was supported by a grant #H133B130028 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education.
Goe, R., Ipsen, C. (March, 2016). Use of online career development tools by Vocational Rehabilitation professionals. Missoula: University of Montana Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.