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...
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 Inte...
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 ...
E-Portfolios for all disciplines
and all levels of education

http://gettingsmart.com/2013/04/students-shine-through-digit...
http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=55
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  1. 1. Enhancing employability with online tools – blogs, Google sites, and LinkedIn profiles 7th November 2013 Florence Dujardin
  2. 2. What does online employability mean?
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. Two ideas Employ… … ability • knowledgeable • critical & reflective
  5. 5. Tools for personal development
  6. 6. What about the ‘online’ part?
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. You are already showcasing what you are doing…
  9. 9. http://www.shoeboxblog.com/?p=28353
  10. 10. The employer’s view on potential employees’ online presence
  11. 11. http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-screen-candidates-infographic/
  12. 12. More positively…
  13. 13. http://mashable.com/2011/10/23/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-screen-candidates-infographic/
  14. 14. Getting employers to ‘like’ you…
  15. 15. ‘Sharing’ achievements Blog Website (Google site) LinkedIn profile
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. E-Portfolios for all disciplines and all levels of education http://gettingsmart.com/2013/04/students-shine-through-digital-portfolios/
  18. 18. http://mahara.solent.ac.uk/view/view.php?id=55
  19. 19. A work in progress!
  20. 20. Stand out from the crowd

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