Prior to this module, all my online platforms were nothing close to professional, needless to say, owning the ones I’ve recently created. Previously, it was purely for interaction with friends and keeping myself updated with their lives.
Through the 5 different topics, I’ve learned more insights about the Internet, its pros and cons, as well as building on my online professional ‘image’. The Internet became somewhere I can develop and earn a future.
In my opinion, I find that the Internet today is an essential platform for people whom are seeking for job opportunities and other business purposes.
The ‘self-test’ have set a guideline for myself to see how much I’ve grew in a short period of 3-weeks.
As I’ve always mentioned in my posts, one’s online presence is made up of what he/she publishes. Furthermore, potential employers would be interested in them. Thus, these social platforms should be consistent, professional and authentic!
Below are the several online platforms I’ve owned.
Twitter have given me the opportunity to easily find information of first-hand news through #hash-tagging. It also helps in connecting with people, as well as seeing tweets by successful companies or entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson from Virgin. I’ll continue twitting and exposing myself to other companies and interacts with them.
Previously, I’ve never had a blog to share my thoughts and learning (commenting) with others online. I’ve realised that by blogging might find you a job too. Needless to say the power of blogging is inevitable. With the current number of people hitting my page (702 as of 18/11/2015) in just 3-weeks. I’ll definitely be continuing blogging in the future, who knows I might get myself a job through blogging.
I’ve mentioned in Topic 3 that I don’t agree for graduates to use Linkedin in finding for a job. However, I believe with my soon-to-come internship I look more attractive in my profile. Adding on, I’ve also added a short summary to stand myself out from the other graduates, as recommended by Peter Bowes.
Personally, Pathbrite was a better choice for fresh graduates. I’ve created an account and will continue updating my online portfolio.
Besides the above professional online platforms, I’d like my co-workers to know more about me too. Below are two social platforms to get to know THE ‘REAL’ ME!
Where I’m most active in. Pictures speak a thousand words don’t they?
It serves as the oldest and yet most information stored platform of me. Whatever you want to know about me for the past 10 years are probably all there. But now, I’m following source to know more about the business world.
Building an online platform isn’t instantaneous but instead I’ve learned why I need a professional profile and how to fully utilise one. With the different platforms such as Linkedin and Twitter specifically, I plan to connect with companies associated to marketing and ask about the soon-to-come internship.
(Screenshot of my mobile’s social page)
I’ve downloaded social application on my mobile so that I’ll get instant notifications of followers and comments. Above that, I may scroll through new, interesting accounts at my convenience anytime, anywhere. As a result, growing my personality, originality, authenticity and lastly, my knowledge of the web.
Using the tools developed in this module, I attempt to continue and work my life on the web. So do connect with me there!
How blogging can help you get a job (TheEmployable)
Job hunting: How to promote yourself online – BBC News