Vistas Online 2012

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


Beyond the Suit and Resume : Leveraging Social Media to Build an Online Reputation for 21st Century Professional Success

Debra A. DelBelso, Jami Cotler, Manimoy Paul, Andrea Smith-Hunter, and Mike Tanski


While the significance and use of the Internet are important human resource management topics, the previously outlined broad discussion is presented as a backdrop to the main points to be covered in the current paper. The major thrust of this paper is to assess the impact of a potential employee’s social media image by employers on his/her hiring potential. The paper begins with a review of the current literature on the topic, ending with certain pertinent and related research study questions. This latter portion is preceded by a research design, a results section, and a conclusion section. Implications of the current findings, including the importance for future research, are also discussed.

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