Who are we? Darren Fleet & Jennifer Goerzen Coordinators of Digital Tattoo Project Can be reached at digital. [email_address] .ca Digital Tattoo Project Online tutorial and ongoing workshops Information you put online is like a tattoo: highly visible hard to remove an expression of yourself to others (for better or worse!) Managing your online identity can be essential for reaching your future career goals.
Other tools... Twitter? Flickr? Delicious? LinkedIn?
Activity 1: How does the internet see YOU? Work in pairs. List all of the places where you have contributed or created content online. Do a search of your partner’s name using: Google www. pipl .com MIT’s Personas at http://personas.media. mit . edu/ Discuss your impressions of each other based on what you found online. For example, Did any of the displayed data actually relate to you? How many others do you think were represented in the profile for your name? What does that tell you? What are the risks in NOT having an online presence? In having one? Debrief with larger group…. So what can you do?
Visit site and introduce the tutorial: aims to help students make informed choices about how they create/contribute online content in personal, academic and professional realms Show the Protect section: i.e. Adjust privacy settings Show the Work section: Employers Dig For Dirt(familiar? :) ePortfolios, blogs… we’ll look at more closely in a minute What else can you do?
1) Check! You’re already on the way… Coop program teaches resume-writing and interview skills... and requires you to put your resume online via PlacePro (i.e. you may not have extensive work experience in your chosen field so highlight your transferable skills instead, like using digital tools!!) Many employers request an electronic copy of your resume (vs. a paper one)This provides a chance to include hyperlinks to your e-Portfolio or to showcase any of your other online creations. Share Personal Story… re: online resumes
Employers reflect on the benefits of an employee’s e-Portfolio… (from http://kbarnstable.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/two-employer-views-on-eportfolios/) Finding Employees “ Catherine, an HR VP with a large company, said that when she looks to hire skilled trades people from Europe or Nortth America, the more personal information she has, the better. She wrote that it would be have been so helpful to get an ePortfolio from the three people recently hired since it might have presented a clearer picture of who they are as a person as well as what they can do. It is sometimes difficult to retain workers after they are trained; acquiring a more accurate picture of what they really enjoy doing, and what their future goals and desires are, could help companies to see if their company is the best choice for them. Foreign employees are often taking a huge step in relocating their families and an ePortfolio could help them with being selected by the best company and the best city for all aspects of their lives”. Training Employees “ Nick, who works for a Big Box Chain of Stores, travels all around B.C. and Alberta, training new managers. His greatest challenge is finding time to train these managers well. He feels that if all new managers had an ePortfolio, he would not enter the training situation “cold”. The ePortfolio would demonstrate their skills and would indicate the workplace environment where these skills were used. This would allow Nick to prepare for the training session more effectively. He would have a more accurate starting point and would not waste time trying to develop skills in trainees that were easily transferable from previous work. The ePortfolio would also help Nick with getting to know the whole person he is training more quickly so that a point of connection could be made through common interests. The more you know and understand the person that you work with, the smoother that work relationship will be”. Activity 2 - Think/Pair/Share. List the advantages to creating an e-portfolio or blog like this? -flexibility to format/add interesting features to your CV -showcase “artifacts” (i.e. coursework, projects, artwork, written samples, and web design) -one click away from your work and qualifications anywhere with internet access List some drawbacks/cautions? Need to keepit up(i.e. add fresh content, stay current) Use a dedicated email address so people can contact you, but do not share your phone number, mailing address or any other private information. Ask for permission to include and include the statement “Used with permission” on your website for any material that you you didn’t create independently Material you created for a third party, for example, a website for a charity. (ask the third party) Material you created with someone else, for example, a group project. (ask the other people) Keep copies of the permission granting letters and/or emails. 3.Name some tools for creating an: - E-portfolio : Naviance, Dreamweaver, Nvu, iWeb, Naviance etc. the possibilities are endless, or start by creating a personal wiki and go from there. - Blog : Wordpress, Blogspot, LiveJournal, etc.
Activity 3: Setting Up an Online Profile (i.e. LinkedIn) Create a summary of your skills and qualifications (look at some profile examples at http://grads.linkedin.com/# to help you generate ideas). Skills Qualifications Step by step instructions and tips on creating a profile: LinkedIn Grad Guide video: http://grads.linkedin.com/
cIRcle is UBC’s digital archives for scholar’s work also called an informational or institutional repositories (IR). Unlike with many publication journals, you retain copyright authority over your work and others are still required to acknowledge and cite you properly. Publishing your work in an IR can result in increased citation of your work compared with works that are not openly accessible. Your work is preserved in one permanent URL on the web making it easier to access for: * Potential employers * ePortfolios * Conferences * Poster presentations * Social networking sites * Personal Web pages
Top 5 Tips for &quot;Professionalizing&quot; Your Network 1. Start small * if you have a Facebook account, review your privacy settings. * if you create a LinkedIn account, start with the essentials. * connect with the people you already know first. * don’t have an official title yet? Create a memorable line about ways that you shine instead, be creative :) Blogs and Twitter accounts can be associated with your profiles via feeds and APIs - just be sure you want those connections between your networking tools. 2. Be yourself * be honest about who you are and what you can offer - people respect that * own up to your social networking gaffs. (Share Personal Story) 3. Participate and share * networks are built on trust and reciprocity. 4. Keep up * know what the people in your network are doing (this is important… don’t expect everyone else to follow you if you aren’t willing to reciprocate) * let people know what you are doing 5. Choose your tools wisely * find the tools and approaches that are a good fit for you and that you enjoy. Once you’re really comfortable with your profile may even want to add LinkedIn buttons to your website, blog or email signature and applications on the profile itself that will syndicate your blog posts, tweets, slideshare presentations, etc.
Start small… and then grow. The possibilities are endess. You’ve heard itbefore…“It’s all who you know.” We’re not talking nepotism here but theirs is a lot of truth to investing in your professional networks as a way to advance your career. Let’s face it. You want to be surrounded by people who share your passions and your vision, so others likely feel the same way.
Digital Tattoo Workshop for UBC Arts Co-op Student Association
This activity sheet is for use with the slideshow presentation DT Arts Coop Workshop 2010 at
Activity 1: How does the internet see YOU?
Work in pairs and debrief with larger group.
1. List all of the places where you have contributed or created content online.
2. Do a search of your partner’s name using search tools such as:
•MIT’s Personas at http://personas.media.mit.edu/
3. Discuss your impressions of each other based on what you found online. For example,
•Did any of the displayed data actually relate to you?
•How many others do you think were represented in the profile for your name?
•What does that tell you?
•What are the risks in NOT having an online presence? In having one?
Activity 2: Pros and Cons of an E-Portfolio
1.List the advantages to creating an e-portfolio or blog?
2.List some drawbacks/cautions/reminders?
3.Name some tools for creating an e-Portfolio or a blog.
Activity 3: Setting Up a Online Profile
Create a brief point form summary of your skills and qualifications.
* executive summary of your skills and qualifications: snapshot
* can include your career aspirations, future goals
* highlight special skills/knowledge
* not limited to paid work experiences; can include volunteer and committee work, student
societies, etc. - resume building
* can upload content from your resume - a few points/sentences per position
* ask a colleague or supervisor for a recommendation that appears on your profile
* can include links to websites/blogs, associations you belong to, personal interests
For more links to useful resources be sure to revisit this presentation at
http://www.slideshare.net/digitaltattoo/dt-arts-coop2010 or visit http://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/