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About a year ago, the Skidmore College Career Development Center decided it needed to do more to teach students how to use the Internet to advance their careers. They began offering more workshops focused on online technology and modern job skills, and showed students how to change the privacy settings on their Facebook accounts and use websites such as Weebly, which allow users to create websites and blogs for free. One relatively new and popular ...


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pnotto
January 6, 2013
6:18 a.m.

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How about teaching them the basic foundations they need to survive in life which includes how to read, write and use basic math skills instead of filling their heads with socialist nonsense that doesn't get them to the unemployment line.

wanda1948
January 6, 2013
5:30 p.m.

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While I can appreciate your concerns about teaching college students basic skills (e.g., learning to read, write and basic math skills), the need to navigate social media in job hunting in today's market is essential and has nothing to do with socialism. It also has nothing to do with "getting them to the unemployment line"; rather, it's the opposite. It helps them to get on the employment train. Employers today are not using the traditional routes to select candidates. One example is the federal government. One can no longer simply send a resume to a federal agency. One has to apply through the USA Jobs Web site. Candidates who apply via online means demonstrate their savvy in today's technology-focused world. Without computer skills, which will need to encompass not only word processing, Internet research, e-mail and other adeptness, today's job seeker will go nowhere. Networking via LinkedIn has helped many people open doors that may have been closed to them. And all of this has nothing to do with socialism!

pnotto
January 7, 2013
7:11 p.m.

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My point is that it starts with the basic foundation in education then they build from there. This applies for any student.

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