Throughout this 12 weeks of self-orientated learning, we were exposed to different Topics which are relevant to our online presence. The below summary will include what I have learnt and concluded my stance for each Topic, which will be used as a framework for the development of my Social Media accounts.
# How do I manage my multiple identities
I learnt that companies review candidate’s social media platform prior to selection to access and understand the suitability of a candidate. Hence, I find it necessary for me to revamp my Social Media platforms to maintain a professional image.
Previously, Facebook was a platform for my entertainment where I will share gossips and read on funny articles. However, I feel that sharing such “jokes” and gossips may affect employer’s perspective of me, hence, career opportunities.
Currently, I will manage Facebook as a personal use only. However, there are several measures that I have taken to ensure that my online identity is not affected by what I do on Facebook.
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I had one personal Twitter account which I use to update my thoughts, including happy, sad, frustrated etc. However, I realized that those are not the details that I would want my school/future employers to see.This account has been changed to “protected tweets”, only viewable by people I accepted.
Hence, I started a professional account for Twitter at the start of this module.
Before the start of this module, I have only heard of LinkedIn as one of the Social Media platform but has no interest in starting it as most of my friends does not own it. In additional, I have never known the use of LinkedIn. I was quite shocked during my research in Topic 3 that LinkedIn is the top Social Media platform used by companies in the hiring process. Hence, I started exploring LinkedIn.
# Developing a professional digital profile
Multiple identities help in the development of Professional Digital profile; however, social medias are interconnected. Therefore, I have tried to be consistent in my Bio and Authenticity to prevent fake profiles from harming my image.
Bio: A consistent description of me
- Short and simple
Authenticity: Whilst developing our professional profile, it is also necessary to display who we are and our interests Apart from following professional sites, I have also keep track of what I am interested in.
Besides having a description of me, I have also shared/retweeted relevant information about what I am interested in. This ensure that my description complies with what I do.
Even though my Social accounts have been revamped, it is still necessary for me to keep in mind of what I publish online. Consistent update of details is also required to ensure that information or descriptions presented are updated.
# How I would grade myself before and after this module
What I thought that I have been doing and my knowledge of online presences before the module changes during my course of study.
# Learning Experience
This video will summarise what I have learnt and my plans in the future.
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