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Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
Managing Your Professional Identity
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Managing Your Professional Identity

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First presentation from "The Web Sessions (University of Bath)", looking at managing your professional identity online.

First presentation from "The Web Sessions (University of Bath)", looking at managing your professional identity online.

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  • 1. Managing your professional identity The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath
  • 2. <ul><li>How you are seen by your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>How you are seen by your peers </li></ul><ul><li>How you are seen by the general public </li></ul>Traditional identity http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/2214630924/
  • 3. <ul><li>By your conduct </li></ul><ul><li>By the things you say </li></ul><ul><li>By the things others say about you </li></ul><ul><li>By what you write </li></ul><ul><li>By the way you write it </li></ul><ul><li>Through… face to face, papers, peer review, presentations… </li></ul>How is that gauged? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1997114236/
  • 4. Professional and personal have fused together thanks to…
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  • 6. Social networking particularly has changed the way we interact…
  • 7. <ul><li>Your friends; who they are / what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Your personal life / interests </li></ul>Identity now extends to… http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_dan/279764886/
  • 8. A window into your private life (But it isn’t always a bad thing!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuenteshe/382870861/sizes/o/
  • 9. What you say… How you say it… “ It aint what you do it’s the way that you do it ”
  • 10. <ul><li>Current employers </li></ul><ul><li>Prospective employers </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Peers </li></ul>Consider who might look you up http://www.flickr.com/photos/schoey/2129866868/
  • 11. Consider this… Choose your friends wisely http://www.flickr.com/photos/cerpntaxt/42348941/
  • 12. <ul><li>You sign up to social networking site </li></ul><ul><li>You add your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>You also add your friend </li></ul><ul><li>You keep it professional / managed </li></ul><ul><li>Your friend finds a pic he took a couple of years ago and adds it to his page tagging it “ Bob Smith – night to remember…” </li></ul>You are Bob Smith… http://www.flickr.com/photos/bre/532019377/
  • 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/st-stev/2174536378/sizes/l/
  • 14. <ul><li>DO lock down your profile if you’re not comfortable exposing your private life </li></ul><ul><li>DO choose your friends carefully </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish you can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lock down your photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and your wall </li></ul></ul>Social Networking http://www.flickr.com/photos/holster/195031415/
  • 15. <ul><li>Blogging: Using the blog to ‘vent’ against employers/colleagues can go against you </li></ul><ul><li>Twittering: Builds a picture of your life (in and outside work) </li></ul>Getting lost in informality… http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricoslounge/38351363/
  • 16. <ul><li>Consider what you say </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware what others may publish </li></ul><ul><li>Understand Data Protection </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/11382496@N03/2207621281/ Know your rights…
  • 17. Consider… What you say; on comments, blog posts, forums, personal websites, social networks How much information you make publicly available; check privacy policies on sites http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppdigital/2054207285/
  • 18. <ul><li>HUGE benefits to all these tools </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in a positive way </li></ul><ul><li>This culture shift isn’t such a bad thing </li></ul><ul><li>But BE CAUTIOUS </li></ul>
  • 19. <ul><li>We all use them </li></ul><ul><li>We just choose what we’re comfortable exposing… and how we wish to present ourselves </li></ul>
  • 20. Any questions? The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath

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