Sadly, it is time to wrap up the final post for Living & Working on Web module (#MANG2049). In gratitude, I would like to say out the list of things I have learnt.
This module has significantly changed my perception towards the Internet. Truthfully, I have always view the web as a fun platform where we can adopt multiple personalities, in order to enjoy what we cannot freely express in real life, and also a place for basic research & staying connected with friends and families.
However, this module has enlighten me on the importance of cultivating ‘online presence‘ beyond the comfort realm of our friends & families. In a highly digitalised era, online presence helps to build a professional image and the type of our information (and even lack of it) posted in Web can make the decision point in impressing prospective employers and receiving respect in the digital world.
My Social Media Platforms used for developing Professional profile
BEFORE: my information were vague; profile strength is “Weak”. When I create LinkedIn, I merely add people as connections, nothing else.
AFTER: More details especially in Experience and Education section.
After updating my LinkedIn, I will be looking to expanding my connections. I believe this platform will be beneficial for us marketers.
As for my other social media accounts such as Twitter, I have decided to put them to better use than just catching up with classmates and friends. I have begun using it to follow prominent profiles related to learn a thing or two on “content marketing”, which is the continuous sharing of free information to keep in touch with readers and potential customers.
Some of the profiles I have followed.
My current WordPress has the potential platform where I curate my thoughts through the various happenings and news around the world. I’ve linked my Twitter and LinkedIn to my WordPress as well, thus I decide LinkedIn and WordPress would be my 2 main professional platforms for a start.
Since I will be applying for internship, I deem it as worthwhile as constantly updating my information and works in LinkedIn and WordPress blog to show my critical thinking ability. I feel that these 2 platforms will prove as convenient way to get connected with any potential employers and they can easily check if I have the necessary skills. This will be an important digital portfolio for me!
I do believe that I still need to work hard on building online identity, and that involves getting engaged in productive discussions with strangers in the Web. I still view myself as a passive user of Web, preferring to simply share and observe Web contents, hence I hope to engage myself more often in future! For now I have standardised the professional online identity I’d like to portray on the web, thus I think I have improved pretty much in that area.
It has been an eye-opening module, and I would like extend all my thanks to all lecturers and classmates who have participated in discussion with me!
Here are the illustrations I have done for each topic done during the course of Living in the Web!
See you guys next time,
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