If you are keen to develop your digital presence and take forward the skills and knowledge from this course in terms of improving your career prospects and professional development, becoming part of a wider professional network such as LinkedIn is probably a good idea. LinkedIn offers the ideal opportunity for you to find opportunities to showcase the skills you have.
The two videos below provide some information about LinkedIn and how to get started. As you watch them, think about how they might help you to improve your professional profile.
What is LinkedIn?
Top tips to get started on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is often seen as an online CV. It should be as complete and as detailed as a CV, and should be kept up to date. Other ways LinkedIn can help with your career include enabling you to:
- connect with others in your industry or profession
- find jobs
- be part of professional groups and discussions
- find connections through other people.
Companies and employment agencies use LinkedIn to recruit staff. They will be searching for specific keywords, so it’s essential to include those keywords within your profile. Think about what recruiters are likely to search for. If you’re unsure, look at job specifications or advertisements for essential skills.
Activity 3.6 Setting up your LinkedIn profile Allow as long as you need!
If your don't have a profile in LinkedIn, we encourage you to set up one. How to set up a profile in LinkedIn will help you with the basics. When you are ready, share your LinkedIn page in the course forum. You can start making connections with other course participants, and if you are interested, the bizMOOC Project too.
You have now reached the end of Week 3. Continue on to Week 4 to explore digital literacies from an open perspective.