Social Media for Newbies


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Social Media for Newbies

  1. 1. Social Media for Newbies
  2. 2. Tim Berners-Lee
  3. 3. the world wide web
  4. 4. web for consumers
  5. 5. rapid increase of applications and services
  6. 6. Academic Dr Alec Couros
  7. 7. human interaction
  8. 8. collaboration
  9. 9. communication dissemination
  10. 10. & reputation
  11. 11. presence
  12. 12. blog = the hub personal, shared reflection of... practice, thoughts in progress, ideas, events.... aggregates distributed presence...
  13. 13. netiquette
  14. 14. online copyright
  15. 15. own production Photo by Flickr ID Tamaki http:// 148169203 (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) fair dealing creative commons
  16. 16. Privacy
  17. 17. Ethicsethics
  18. 18. Careers
  19. 19. Traditional careers Source: Flickr CC. The National Source: Flickr CC The US Archive’s UK photo stream . http:// Source: Flickr CC. Milknosugar’s photoNational Archives Photo stream stream.
  20. 20. Technology The onset of Progress…Cultural Shifts Education
  21. 21. Opened up
  22. 22. Social Media extends those opportunities even further… Created by Ross Dawson, Marketing facts,, Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)
  23. 23. Source: Wikimedia Commons, Carol,,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
  24. 24. Source: Wikicommons, Glenn Fleishman,,  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
  25. 25. Time for a Plan, a Career Plan! DOTS Model: Decision Learning, OpportunityAwareness, Transition Learning and Self Awareness Source: Wikicommons, Jahobr, , Jahobr grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
  26. 26. Decision Learning: What does the use of social media by employers tell us? recruiting-survey.php
  27. 27. Opportunity Awareness: What impressed employers about social media profiles? Profile provided a good feel for the candidate’s personality and fit Profile supported candidate’s professional qualifications Candidate was creative Candidate showed solid communication skills Candidate was well-rounded Other people posted good references about the candidate
  28. 28. Opportunity Awareness: What Employers found unimpressive about social media profiles? Provocative or inappropriate photographs or information Inappropriate content about drinking or using drugs Bad-mouthing previous employers, co-workers or clients Poor communication skills Discriminatory comments Lied about qualifications
  29. 29. Transition Learning: Benefits of social media communication Source:Lilia Efimova,, Attribution-NonCommercial- NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  30. 30. Source: Wikimediacommons, SRHSP,,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
  31. 31. Source: Wkimedia Commons, Leighblackall,,   Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
  32. 32. Source: Wikimedia Commons, User:ZyMOS,, I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
  33. 33. “ATA – be AUTHENCTIC, be TRANSPARENT,be ALTRUISTIC, and you will find enough success in socialmedia to have a satisfying career and experience.” – Nils Montan,
  34. 34. Summary Whose your audience and what social media do they use? Check your profile settings, delete any inappropriate photos/ comments/materials Follow RELEVANT individuals, companies and professional bodies Meetings/Fairs/Conferences - who would it be useful to talk to and why? Connect afterwards via LinkedIn, or Twitter. Use actively and champion!! The Postgraduate Research Studies Team and the Careers and Employability Service can help you! Source: Wikicommons, User:Zscout370, uselang=en-gb,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
  35. 35. Useful Links: The Guardian – social media for job search Blog – 9 steps to getting most out of LinkedIn linkedin/ Cristina Costa’s Knowmansland Blog – Understanding social media Using new technologies in your teaching and research
  36. 36. Tahira Majothi Cristina Costa @tahiramajothi @cristinacost
  37. 37. Credits (pictures)slide 1 - photo By Gautheron, , Creative Commons Attribution 3.0Unportedslide 3 - photo By Flickr ID josef.stuefer (CC BY 2.0)slide 4 - photo By Flickr ID polycart (CC BY 2.0)slide 5 - photo By Flickr ID Matthew Jetthall (CC BY 2.0)slide 6 - photo By Flickr ID jcurtis4082 (CC BY 2.0)slide 7 - photo By Flickr ID thomashawk (CC BY 2.0)slide 9 - photo By Flickr ID susanvg (CC BY 2.0)slide 11- photo By Flickr ID KatB Photography (CC BY 2.0)slide 15 - photo By Flickr ID Ann Douglas (CC BY 2.0)slide 18 - photo By Flickr ID spanaut (CC BY 2.0)slide 19 - photo By Flickr ID Slighlynorth (CC BY 2.0)