Use this quiz to self-assess your knowledge of issues related to digital communication and exchange.
This helpful tutorial from the Leeds, York and Manchester University libraries introduces you to social media
The tone of the language used by you and your connections. Is the tone positive, negative, or neutral? Is this consistent with how you would like others to perceive you?
The words used most often by you and your connections. Are these words ones you would like others to associate with you?
The sources of the posts on your Facebook Wall. Are your posts coming from you, your friends, or an application you use? If a lot of them are from a game application, for example, do you want others to see that?
The timeframes of your activity. What days of the week and times during the day are you most active? If you work during the day and have a lot of activity during work hours, would this be a good reflection of how you work?
The categories of the Facebook Pages you "like". What type of Facebook Pages do you "like"? Are you comfortable with others seeing this?
Is the information in profiles across different social networks similar? Recruiters often look for discrepancies in your education and work history
Student Futures have useful information about using social media in relation to job hunting.
|What makes a good tweet?|
|What makes a good tweet? by Lisa||
Try to condense the information below into a 240 character tweet.
I have come across some interesting research on the introducing alcohol and drinking to children. According to Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch on BBC Women's Hour, her opinion of drinking has changed from it being a way of encouraging sensible drinking to her view now - that there is no such thing as safe drinking for children. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/ 5Hbck3YD2qCHKZrvn8DMBgq/how-should-you-introduce-alcohol-to-your-teenager-if-at-all)
What would you tweet?
Adapted from: Open University (2020) Writing a good tweet. Available at: http://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/77/index.htm (Accessed: 2 June 2020)
This sway introduces the things to consider when writing a blog
LinkedIn is a social networking site aimed mainly at professional occupations and regarded by many them as the world’s top business networking
website. It is an important online resource for job seekers and provides users with access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights from industry leaders.
Many employers research a job candidate online during the application process. LinkedIn may present your first impression to employers and recruiters. It is vital that your profile is effective and provides a concise snapshot of your employment history, accomplishments, education and skills - include all the details you would on a C.V.
LinkedIn allows you to develop a professional online profile that should showcase your skills and enable it to be found near the top of search results.
network with other members to gain skill endorsement and recommendations
LinkedIn allows you to network with other members (e.g. alumni and fellow professionals) and gain skills recommendations and endorsements from them. It also gives you access to insider information, work experience and jobs.useful groups that allow professionals to network across a range of thematic, profession and disciplinary groups
LinkedIn is used increasingly to advertise jobs and internships.
Adapted from: University of Salford (2018) Writing an effective LinkedIn profile. Available at: https://www.salford.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/1250754/Writing-an-Effective-LinkedIN-Profile-Aug-18-Version.pdf (Accessed: 4 June 2020).
This sway introduces you to writing a good LinkedIn profile: