Networking for Work: benefits of an online profile
Networking for Work: http://work.talkaboutlocal.org
The benefits of an online profileWhy create any sort of online profile for yourself?- You can create profiles that project what you want to beknown about you.- To socialize, stay in touch with friends and family.- To build a useful online network of contacts and becomemore widely known for what you can do.- To demonstrate as well as state your skills.
Shout about yourself – people cant know about youuntil you tell them! Market yourself. [Photo by Claumoho]
Show yourself in the best lightYour online profiles are spaces you control – use them to tell people what youwant to be known for.
Socialize, share knowledge and increase potential foropportunitiesBecause its nice to keep in touch, many heads are often better than one and younever know who might know what!!
By talking about yourself online in anappropriate way you are showing off your web Volunteering Nuneaton andskills and demonstrating an awareness of how B31 Voices on Facebook.to use the internet well.
You are also demonstrating other skills such as Newcastle Bookbinderswriting or a particular trade/skill you are focusing on.
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Things to think about with an online profileJust as with crossing the road, there are some risks to posting online. Itshow you manage that risk thats important. [Photo by Massimiliano]
Do you want a potential employer to read that?What you say online is more permanent than what you say down the pub. [Photo by Garrett Coakley]
Check your account settings on personal profilesLook at your profiles whilst logged out or view them as a non-friend would seethem. Tighten the privacy settings to restrict access if you want to. [Photo by Ell Brown]
Are you being tagged in photos?Or are friends writing on your Facebook wall or elsewhere online? Untag/deletecontent if you can, request others to alter/delete content about you that youreunhappy with. [Photo by Davi Ozolin]
Whats your current online profile?- Try doing a Google search for yourself. What comes up?What might a potential employer think of the content?- Do you have a Facebook profile? Go to your profile and clickView as... to see what the public can view about you.- Use the resources at work.talkaboutlocal.org to help youmarket yourself effectively online, build useful networks andprotect yourself from employers inappropriate onlinesearching for your information.
F u rthe r s u p p o rt:http://networkingforwork.org.ukEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel. 0121 288 2910
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