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Advising students from a distance on career planning and job searching is very different than when sitting together with them in person. Especially now, students need support to remain motivated in reaching their career goals and finding suitable employment. Learn tips and techniques for using online career exploration and job searching tools with students to continue your work together. In addition, these tools can help students gain fluency in digital literacy skills that will assist them at school and at work.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors, teachers, and anyone interested in using technology to support students in reaching their educational and career goals from a distance

In this webinar, you will review career planning and job searching sites. You will then consider how to select a technology tool that can help you support students from a distance, including considerations for advisors and students with beginning digital literacy skills.

The tech tools can be used to help students navigate many complex websites and processes from a distance. With a clear purpose in mind, we will discuss ways to leverage free tools, such as Zoom, Remind, and Screencast-O-Matic to support students’ use of  the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) including JobQuest, O*Net MyNextMove, and MassHire, which includes multilingual resources and support. Come ready to share resources and practices you have found to be successful.


The total time for this PD activity is approximately 2.5 hours.

The course schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, February 25, from 10:00 - 11:30 am: webinar (1.5 hours)
  • Online discussion forum through March 4, (approximately 1 hour)

Note: You will receive a separate email from with information and the link for joining online a few days prior to the webinar.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify a tech tool or tip and apply it to advising work.
  • Help students strengthen their digital literacy skills so they can navigate a career planning or job search site from a distance.
  • Draft an objective and plan for an advising activity using this tool
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Advising
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Digital Literacy
Education and Career Planning