University of Winchester Psychology 2015

LinkedIn presentation

3 December 2015

Background

There is a lot of guidance on the internet and in publications, on how to do things step-by-step on social media and particularly LinkedIn. However, we explored how we can use it in seeking a first career or finding research opportunities. We also discussed the value of reflecting on our own personalities, and choosing which aspects of them are of interest to other users of the LinkedIn site.

Summary

There is no doubt that asking ‘why?’ before ‘how?’ is better than simply diving in just because everyone else is. As a result, everyone will benefit from reflection and researching which aspects of an individual’s personality will be best received.

Although we talked around the slides as well, the presentation slides (pdf format) are here for those who want them for review.

Andover Personnel Group

Meeting and LinkedIn presentation

28 November 2012

Background

There is a lot of guidance on the internet and in publications, on how to do things step-by-step on social media and particularly LinkedIn. However, it is not so easy to find out how to evaluate and create a relevant plan for best results for your organisations. Members of the Andover Personnel Group wanted to explore how to form a plan, rather than just diving in and assuming they need to know every feature, so we held a discussion during a meeting.

Highlights

The discussion was wide-ranging and started with some facts and figures about social media usage, before moving on to ‘what’s in it for us?’ Some of the points that were particularly noteworthy were:

  • the levels of use and demographics of visitors
  • the amount of time people spent (or did not spend) on the various sites
  • how simple it is to input information with almost no validation
  • the impact of employees’ individual profiles to an organisation
  • separating the substance from the background noise

Summary

There was no doubt that asking ‘why?’ before ‘how?’ is better than simply diving in because everyone else is. As a result, everyone went home with a series of actions they would take to ensure that their organisations reviewed their social media plans in a considered way.

Although we talked around the slides a great deal, the presentation slides (pdf format) are here for those who want them for review.

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