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A short presentation for 1st year Conservation students on the benefits of having an online presence to support their employability

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    Blogs & sites for pdp v2 Blogs & sites for pdp v2 Presentation Transcript

    • Enhancing employability with online tools – blogs, Google sites, and LinkedIn profiles 7th November 2013 Florence Dujardin
    • What does online employability mean?
    • Employability refers to… a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy (Higher Education Academy 2012)
    • Two ideas Employ… … ability • knowledgeable • critical & reflective
    • Tools for personal development
    • What about the ‘online’ part?
    • The internet and careers The internet is a part of the social fabric of society (e.g. social media, e-commerce) The Internet is a major context for careers Showcasing (‘sharing’) Networking Managing your online reputation Have you googled your name?
    • You are already showcasing what you are doing…
    • http://www.shoeboxblog.com/?p=28353
    • The employer’s view on potential employees’ online presence
    • http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-screen-candidates-infographic/
    • More positively…
    • http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-screen-candidates-infographic/
    • Getting employers to ‘like’ you…
    • ‘Sharing’ achievements Blog Website (Google site) LinkedIn profile
    • Blogs or websites?  WordPress, Blogger  Open an account  Choose a free template  Start writing… and continue!  Blogs are meant to have regular updates  Google site  Open an account  Choose a template  Start writing  Keep information up-to-date
    • E-Portfolios for all disciplines and all levels of education http://gettingsmart.com/2013/04/students-shine-through-digital-portfolios/
    • http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=55
    • A work in progress!
    • Stand out from the crowd