Digital portfolio advice for today's students

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Digital portfolio advice for today's students

  1. 1. Portfolio & Resume Advicefor the Digital-Age Student Steve Outing University of Colorado Boulder Digital News Test Kitchen
  2. 2. Step 1: Assess your digital profile Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  3. 3. Search for yourself on Google
  4. 4. Step 2: LinkedIn profile Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  5. 5. Set up, update your LinkedIn profile LinkedIn = People directory (be in it!!) Ask for endorsements on LinkedIn Make connections on LinkedIn
  6. 6. Step 3: Google+ profile Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  7. 7. Google+ profile: Must-have
  8. 8. Step 4: Twitter account (use it!) Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  9. 9. Twitter most important social-media site for journalists to use Follow topics or beats Use routinely to connect with sources on your beat Find sources Ask questions, get answers ... Crowdsource! Advanced search: Mobile tweets from big news event Build followers based on your main topic/expertise Alert followers to your published work
  10. 10. Step 6: Blog Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  11. 11. Blog shows you’re serious (or quirky, funny...) Show employers you can write ... well Focus on a topic: your expertise area; what you’re passionate about More than text! Photos, video, audio, graphics, and more Keep blogging! Looks bad when you haven’t posted in a year
  12. 12. Step 7: Facebook Timeline Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  13. 13. Your Facebook TimelineEmployers will look; what will they see?Edit posts for Public or Friends-onlyPUBLIC Timeline can serve as quasi-resumeAdd major life events in Timeline (make public)Do a great Timeline cover presentation
  14. 14. Step 8: Portfolio site or “Me page” Search for yourself on Google (see problems?) Have a LinkedIn profile (digital resume; recommendations) Have a Google+ profile Have an active Twitter account Have a blog (with recent entries): Shows that you can write, so clean copy Have a Facebook Timeline Make too-personal Facebook entries friends-only Have a personal portfolio website or main “Me” page
  15. 15. Many options for ‘me’ platform Self-hosted Wordpress site/bloghttp://cujournalism.com/yourname http://yourname.comFREE HOSTING FOR JMC STUDENTS
  16. 16. Wordpress website as your home base Pick a Wordpress theme (free or low-cost premium) for portfolio site
  17. 17. About.me: Free central ‘Me’ page
  18. 18. Storify used as resume
  19. 19. Prezi used as resume
  20. 20. Pinterest: pinboard resume
  21. 21. Digital News Test Kitchenhttp://testkitchen.colorado.edu http://steveouting.com http://about.me/steveouting @steveouting steve.outing@colorado.edu

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