The Professional Online Presences For Students podcast series has been developed alongside the Higher Education Academy as part of their Changing The Learning Landscape initiative. The series of eight podcasts shows students how they are perceived online by employers and how they can present themselves as an employable candidate for the workplace. The podcasts are based around resources developed by Thomas Lancaster from Birmingham City University.
Podcast 8 – Advanced Professional Online Presence Techniques
Saving the juicy techniques for last, this advanced podcast on Professional Online Presences shows students how to position their expertise online so they are ideally suited for any employment opportunity that comes along.
Podcast 7 – Promoting Your Professional Online Presence
Social media provides many opportunities to promote the set of sites which make up a Professional Online Presence. This podcast shares the advanced techniques that help to get a Professional Online Presence created by a student noticed and to showcase it in a positive manner for employers.
Podcast 6 – Creating Your Own Professional Website
A website is now an essential piece of Internet real estate designed to allow people to own their identity and brand online. This podcast discusses how students can set up an ideal website for a Professional Online Presence and how this can use software like WordPress where students are not technically inclined to start from scratch.
Podcast 5 – Marketing Yourself Professionally Using Video
Watching videos online is a popular activity, but few students think to include videos as part of their Professional Online Presence. This podcasts explores how YouTube can be used as a core part of a Professional Online Presence and the types of videos that can be used to present students in a positive light.
Podcast 4 – Avoiding The Dangers Of Facebook
This podcast explores the dangers of Facebook, a site which recruiters and employers use and monitor whether employees and candidates want them to or not. Students looking to become employable need to have a suitable and active Facebook account and this podcast explores more.
Podcast 3 – Marketing Yourself Using The LinkedIn Professional Social Network
The LinkedIn professional social network is one of the most used sites for business and recruitment in the world and the cornerstone of many Professional Online Presences. This podcast explores how students can use the many features of LinkedIn and professional promote themselves on that social network.