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Topic 3 2016

Reflecting on my Authenticity on LinkedIn

My blog this week focused on striving to achieve an authentic profile on LinkedIn.  At the beginning, I thought that I already had an effective understanding of this, but came to realise through research and reading others’ blogs that employers regularly strategically evaluate the authenticity of potential employees during the recruitment process (Cheston, 2012; Rooney, 2015). Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 3

Reading through the blogs of others has caused me to consider new aspects of online authentic profiles that I had not thought of before. In my original post, I highlighted the importance of trying to find a good balance for how much information you should include about yourself on professional social media sites such as LinkedIn – not too little as an employer will want to find out about you, and not too much as you don’t want an overload of information. Continue reading →

My reflections: Topic 3

So what did I find out?  Photo Credits LinkedIn is a must! Across all the blogs I read, everyone has placed an importance on having a LinkedIn account. Of course I was aware that it is widely used in the professional world, however without ever making one for myself I was not up to speeds with its features. Haley & Hannah‘s posts provided really clear information for someone like myself. Continue reading →

Topic 3: Reflections

This week we were given the task of providing tips on how to build an online professional profile. The importance of an online professional profile is constantly mentioned at networking events so I therefore based my post on exploring tips that I have frequently heard as a law student. From completing this topic I have a better understanding as to what my professional online profile should look like, which will come in handy when I (eventually) create my LinkedIn page. Continue reading →

Topic 3: Reflection

Initially, I didn’t realise the benefits of the using a blog instead of a Linkin profile when referring to an authentic profile online. Of course, Linkin is the one of the most conventional and widely used method. However, after researching articles and reviewing videos, it came to light that a blog also has many advantages. I particularly found Emma’s different approach to this question insightful as she went into depth of how to create authentic profile. Continue reading →

Reflective summary on building a professional online presence

It has been very interesting to see what approach different people take to building professional online profiles. I found particularly interesting Clayton’s tutorial on step-by-step process of developing your LinkedIn account. I think for many it will be quite useful. I myself am trying to regularly upkeep my LinkedIn profile to a decent standard. Continue reading →

Topic 3: Reflection

Following this topic, I have now developed my own professional online identity through setting up a Linkedin page. Through my own reading and that of others, I have made this identity as effective as possible in order to make online connections and to stand out to potential recruiters. However, the main learning point for me from this topic was the concept that your online professional identity extends far beyond merely Linkedin. Continue reading →

What Came of Topic 3? (UOSM2008)

If this week’s topic regarding building a professional online profile has taught me anything, it’s that there’s far more to the digital professional world than LinkedIn. There’s Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, and – to name just a few of the platforms that can be made use of for professional/job-seeking purposes. Before embarking on this topic my LinkedIn profile had a lot to be desired. Continue reading →

Topic 3: Reflection

Developing an authentic online professional profile is not an easy task, especially learning that having a LinkedIn is never enough. A lot of what I have read and discussed online has made me rethink about how I should develop a more authentic professional profile. More importantly, it has given me 2 important things to reflect upon. Instead of just promoting skills on LinkedIn, why not through Blogging? Source: Act-On (2015) http://blog.act-on. Continue reading →

Successfully developed a professional profile? Reflection

When writing up my post on creating an authentic professional profile, I immediately thought of LinkedIn. When referring to careers, job hunting etc. online, LinkedIn always popped up somewhere. I guess online users have created the norm to refer to LinkedIn, when thinking of careers online. However, researching this topic and reading other people’s posts,  I never realised that other social media channels, could be used for professional purposes. Continue reading →

Reflection on “Building a Professional Digital Profile”

Not yet having a professional digital profile, personally this was a very useful and eye opening topic. I am currently on the search for an industrial placement for next year thus, the guidelines I have gained from my own research, and from the reading of other people’s posts, have given me the confidence to create my own authentic LinkedIn profile. Sam’s views agreed with mine that LinkedIn is now the prime website for creating a professional digital profile. Continue reading →

Reflective statement : Topic 3

  Source: How do people can increase their employability prospects on the web is a puzzling question. Today, statistics show that the question is not if social media can help us secure a job, because the answer will clearly be affirmative, it is rather how can I create a strong online professional presence. Continue reading →

Topic 3: Reflection

I think that this topic has been particularly useful to me, as well as my fellow UOSM2008 students. Currently being an undergraduate with a year in industry, puts me straight into the job pool filled with other people just like me, and this makes it hard to differentiate yourself. Having a strong online professional profile can really give you a competitive advantage when you’re in the running for a potential job. Continue reading →

Topic 3 – Reflective Summary

Upon viewing this week’s topic question I was pleasantly surprised; as the creation and development of my personal online profile, was something I’d always put off. The resource links provided by both Lisa & Sarah [1], gave me a much needed introductory insight into this vast topic. Which alongside, my own research really pushed me to actually create my very FIRST online professional profiles! [See 1(LinkedIn) +2 (About-Me) below]. Continue reading →

Reflecting on “How to build a professional digital profile?”

Last week I wrote about how you can build a professional online profile, and after reading some other interesting blog posts and discussing ideas with people I’ve learnt even more! In Ellie’s blog post, she included some interesting statistics on the popularity of different social networking sites for employers which I found surprising (Facebook and Twitter were much closer to LinkedIn than I was expecting) and encouraged me to do some of my own research on this topic for my blog... Continue reading →

Topic 3: Reflection

Through my own research and by reading many peoples blog posts (especially: Holly’s, Rofini’s and Stuart’s) I have learnt that your online profile is very wide ranging and has a major impact upon your job prospects. The main thing I learnt is to brand yourself as companies do as this is a great base to develop your profile further. Also my infographic sums up the key steps to a good LinkedIn profile. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Building an Authentic Professional Digital Profile

Topic 3 has definitely been the most challenging so far! Becca’s exploration of online shaming steered away from Justine Sacco and instead she included a TED Talks video exploring the concept. This allowed me to learn more in an engaging format, something which I mentioned in my comment. Shriya’s post explored the importance of building a personal brand and its role in creating an authentic digital profile. Continue reading →