LinkedIn: 5 tips for creating an effective online presence

The University of Edinburgh recently launched a brand new Digital Footprint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which focuses on the different dimensions of a digital footprint, including developing an effective online presence. As part of the MOOC I recorded a video with my top 5 tips for creating an effective online presence using networking platforms … Continue reading LinkedIn: 5 tips for creating an effective online presence

Setting yourself up for success on LinkedIn

Recently representatives from LinkedIn came to present to a group of students on “Setting yourself up for success on LinkedIn”. They broke the hour and half session into three main sections: Who you are – your personalised profile Who you know – your network of contacts What you know – exploring groups, jobs, alumni contacts … Continue reading Setting yourself up for success on LinkedIn

Social media and job hunting

Just a short post to share a really simple but effective article that I came across in the Guardian Careers Blog this week about using social media in job searching. Although it’s a topic that has been widely written about, I though the piece really hit the nail on the head with ‘more employers are using … Continue reading Social media and job hunting

LinkedIn’s Top 25 Skills

LinkedIn isn’t just a great resource for networking; it’s also a useful tool to get news and insights into a range of topics, such as the economy, careers and recruitment. A colleague recently shared with us an interesting blog post from the LinkedIn team. Their ‘The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014’ … Continue reading LinkedIn’s Top 25 Skills