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

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

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

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