Social media for UEA Graduate Network

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Slides from presentation to the University of East Anglia (UEA) Graduates Network on using Social media for career development, delivered at the Dog House, Norwich on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

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Social media for UEA Graduate Network

  1. 1. Social Media Workshop Kate Elliott
  2. 2. About me Norfolk gal 2:1 BSc (Hons) Equine Science Hartpury College
  3. 3. What is Social Media? Web 2.0 A category of websites that is based on user participation and user-generated content Share, discuss, recommend, word of mouth, communicate, exchange www.facebook.com www.blogger.com www.youtube.com www.twitter.com www.linkedin.com
  4. 4. Why should I care about using social media?   • “ Twitter now growing at a staggering 1,382%” Source - Mashable.com   • “ Facebook now has over 500 million active users; more than 250 million of which visit the site at least once a day” - Facebook.com    • It’s FREE!!!
  5. 5. <ul><li>Reasons for joining social networking sites </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>How to Use Social Media for Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Online CV </li></ul><ul><li>Public – take care! </li></ul><ul><li>Personal branding - blog </li></ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Host/attend a tweet-up </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest and true to yourself </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Useful Links </li></ul><ul><li>• www.mashable.com - Social media news </li></ul><ul><li>• www.ping.fm - Great tool to update several social media networks at once </li></ul><ul><li>• www.bbc.co.uk/click - The BBC’s technology website </li></ul><ul><li> www.thenextgreatgeneration.com/ - Blog site that welcomes “young” contributors </li></ul>
  8. 8. Kate Elliott Marketing Director Active Marketing & Design Ltd 5 Progress House Plantation Park Blofield Norwich NR13 4PL Tel: 01603 716700 [email_address] www.activemd.co.uk Twitter ID: activemdkate Facebook/Linked In: Kate Elliott Contacts

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