Topic 3: Building your Online Professional Profile

Please read these notes and check out the links, before preparing and posting your answer to the set question. This document should be regarded as just the start of the discussion, which we all then develop over the next two weeks through the conversations themselves and the sharing of further relevant links.

It is intended to give you a flavour of the challenges and opportunities in managing your professional online identity, and get you started on answering the Topic 3 set question below.

Relevant articles/videos to get you started:

Don Tapscott on effective management of talent

How blogging can help you to get a job

BBC videos on building your professional online profile

An update on the infamous Justine Sacco case

Statistics from Jobvite on how employers are recruiting

Advice from a recruiter

Advice from University of Southampton Careers Service

Question for Topic 3:

Discuss the ways in which an authentic online professional profile can be developed.

Deadline for posting your answer to the set question is 23:59 on 8/11
Deadline for your comments on the work of others is 23:59 on 11/11
Deadline for posting your reflective summaries is 23:59 on 15/11

Remember that for topics 2-5 marks all count towards your final assessment and marks will be deducted for late posts. The assessment criteria are detailed in the module Study Guide.

If you have any questions, please ask us. And if you find useful additional resources on this topic to share with the group, please do so on Twitter using #UOSM2033

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