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

Top tips for getting into the publishing industry

I recently attended a very informative session from the Edinburgh University Press on the publishing industry as part of Innovative Learning Week. It served to highlight the diversity of the sector, and that although many people focus on the editorial side of the industry, there are many different elements to a publishing company. I am … Continue reading Top tips for getting into the publishing industry