Professional networking is an important part of any career, but is particularly important at the beginning of a career to develop knowledge and build contacts within the profession. With the development and growth of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, professional networking can be achieved virtually as well as physically.
As a keen blogger and microblogger since 2007, I hope to share my experiences and some useful tips on building an online professional network. The session will begin with an introduction to social media, followed by practical examples of how blogging and microblogging can be used to build and expand your professional network and bring opportunities for development. The second part of the workshop will be more practical in nature, promoting sharing of useful resources and contacts as well as tips for how to get the most out of social media.
The focus of the session is for new professionals as I will discuss my own experiences as a new professional, but anyone is welcome to attend.