This new presentation was created in response to a graduate workshop I ran in collaboration with the Careers Department as part of their ‘Boost Your Confidence’ series of workshops. What attendees, who came from a range of disciplines, wanted to know was:
- how to manage a Public Facebook Profile
- how to use LinkedIn most effectively, and what should be included in a LinkedIn Profile
This will form the basis of future workshops that will be adapted for different subject areas. It is also timely as this recent article, ‘Why a traditional CV isn’t always enough‘ (29th May 2012) from the Guardian illustrates.
Here are some further resources you may find useful..
- See Plymouth University’s Social Media Strategy and further advice documents. (University log-in details required)
- ‘Facebook for Beginners‘ – A general guide to using Facebook from mashable.com
- ‘The Always Up-To-Date Guide To Managing Your Facebook Privacy‘ – comprehensive advice from LifeHacker, who promise to keep this page updated
- Get Started with LinkedIn – a series of videos from LinkedIn’s Learning Centre specifically for students. Guides are available for Job Seekers, Entrepreneur and more professions.
- ‘LinkedIn: The Beginner’s Guide‘ – A useful post exploring LinkedIn’s features from mashable.com
- 10 Tips to a More Professional LinkedIn Profile – Useful tips from hongkiat.com
- 8 Creative Tips to Help You Maximise Your New LinkedIn Profile Page for 2013 – advice from Neal Shaffer, President of Social Media Strategy Consultancy Windmills Marketing
- ‘Learn LinkedIn: how to build your living resume‘ – Download this booklet for free from makeuseof.com
- ‘Blogging for Teaching & Learning’ – A SlideShare Presentation/ Tutorial, by the South African Department for Education, with helpful explanations and tips
- How recruiters use social networks to screen candidates (infographic)
- Link your Facebook Profile to Twitter
- Connect your LinkedIn account to Twitter
- ‘What every college student should post on LinkedIn’ – Excellent advice from mashable.com
Do you have any tips or links to resources that may be useful for recent graduates looking to develop their online presence?