- How to manage a Public Facebook Profile
- How to use LinkedIn most effectively, including what to include in their LinkedIn Profile
I intend to use the above presentation as a basis for future graduate workshops, referring to my own Facebook and LinkedIn Profiles as working examples. This has meant that I’ve followed the guidelines I’ve linked to myself, which has been a valuable learning experience …and a real blurring of professional/ personal identities! This is also the reason why I’ve chosen to create this presentation using PowerPoint – I can now display this via SlideShare on my LinkedIn Profile.
- ‘Facebook for Beginners‘ – A general guide to using Facebook from mashable.com
- ‘The Always Up-To-Date Guide To Managing Your Facebook Privacy‘ – comprehensive advice from LifeHacker, who promise to keep this page updated
- How recruiters use social networks to screen candidates (infographic)
- Get Started with LinkedIn – a series of videos from LinkedIn’s Learning Centre specifically for students. Guides are available for Job Seekers, Entrepreneur and more professions.
- ‘LinkedIn: The Beginner’s Guide‘ – A useful post exploring LinkedIn’s features from mashable.com
- ‘Learn LinkedIn: how to build your living resume‘ – Download this booklet for free from makeuseof.com
- 10 Tips to a More Professional LinkedIn Profile – Useful tips from hongkiat.com
- 8 Creative Tips to Help You Maximise Your New LinkedIn Profile Page for 2013 – advice from Neal Shaffer, President of Social Media Strategy Consultancy Windmills Marketing
- ‘Blogging for Teaching & Learning’ – A SlideShare Presentation/ Tutorial, by the South African Department for Education, with helpful explanations and tips
- ‘Why a traditional CV isn’t always enough‘ (29th May 2012) from the Guardian
- Link your Facebook Profile to Twitter
- Connect your LinkedIn account to Twitter
PowerPoint v Prezi
Using PowerPoint rather than Prezi has been interesting – I’ve realised already how reliant I am on the ‘Cloud’! Not having Microsoft Office at home, I’ve found it incredibly frustrating not to be able to tweak my presentation in the evenings. I find it really difficult to concentrate working in an open plan office – funny how open plan is mainly advocated by those who have their own rooms! ;o)
Having used Prezi consistently for the past year, I find PowerPoint to be incredibly restrictive! I’m used to embedding videos and PDFs – why can’t I do this in PowerPoint? I’ve spotted that you can embed YouTube videos into your SlideShare presentation though so I’ll be trying this; you can also import your PowerPoint presentation into Prezi…
I’ve also included Twitter in this presentation as you can embed your feed into your LinkedIn profile. Not many graduates use Twitter and, like me initially, are quite cynical about its usefulness. My colleague, Joanie, was also cynical but now finds Twitter to be incredibly useful for both her work and interests.
More tips/ resources?
See Plymouth University’s Social Media Strategy and further advice documents (University log-in details required).
You may also find ‘Developing a Professional Online Presence as a Graduate‘ presentation by Sue Beckingham, at Sheffield Hallam University, useful.
Do you have any other tips or links to other resources that may be useful for recent graduates looking to develop their online presence?