Oh well, how time flies!
To begin, please watch this video which I have created. It’s a short summary about the stuff I have learnt from this module and my takeaways!
At the start of this module I have done a Digital Profile Self-test and achieved a score of 13/35. Let’s look at the comparison with my current scores!
As you can see there are great improvements as compared to the previous test and I can confidently say that I have a decent digital profile now! Obviously I am not going to stop here; With my current score at 25, I am aiming to achieve at least a 32 by the time I graduate!
Let’s see the changes that I have made for my social media accounts!
For starters, I have finally created a LinkedIn account!
Truth be told, I have never bothered to create a LinkedIn account as I felt it was redundant and as long as I have constructed a solid résumé, I will definitely get a job. Little did I know the importance of this platform in helping me get connected with “INfluencers” such as Joe Mansueto and David Edelman.
They are just some examples of great businessmen and with the help of LinkedIn, I can easily be connected with them. By reading and commenting their posts, I am ‘participating in online communities’ and this will definitely increase my exposure and knowledge in the industry!
Next up, in relation with my WordPress account, this is my first time ever blogging! Apologies to all female readers out there, I used to think blogging to be a ‘girly’ thing and guys SHOULD’NT DO IT! I was totally wrong and it in fact allowed me to share my views on certain issues, and readers from all around the world would be able to read it.
Although it only showed views from Singapore and UK, I am positive that I will be able to reach out to readers from other countries in the near future!
Employers not only can understand me from a formal approach (LinkedIn), they can also learn more about me with a more informal approach via my blog.
Now, for Facebook!
Before I didn’t knew it will affect my job opportunities…
After I understood the importance of social media in my job prospects…
Having learnt that employers tend to review our social profiles before making a decision to hire us made me understood the importance of properly ‘managing my online identity’ and ‘managing my online privacy’. Drunk and indecent photos is a NO-NO for developing a professional online identity.
Moving on to Twitter!
At first, Twitter is just a form of social media application which I use to get in touch with my fellow mates. I soon realized that recruiters use it to find out more about the candidates!
Following influential people on Twitter helped me keep track of their posts and discussions.
Twitter also will help us grab the attention of high-profiled people when we ‘retweet’ their posts. It will not only be enriching but it may also increase my chances of getting hired!
Lastly, let’s talk about Instagram!
Prior to this module my account was free for everybody to view…
After learning the significance of privacy…
Locking our social media accounts is the easiest way to regain our privacy and also prevent identity theft as mentioned in Topic 2.
This module have taught me so much that I can never forget especially the part about creating a professional online profile and identity. The internet world is constantly changing and I must also keep up to it by frequently updating my social media accounts especially LinkedIn and WordPress.
Not forgetting the basics which is to always private my accounts and watch what I post to prevent myself from getting into trouble.
This is obviously not the end, it’s just the beginning.
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