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Students, Social Media & Job-Hunting

Presentation with LSE Careers Service reporting on our work supporting LSE’s students’ use of social media for job-hunting

Earlier today I was at AGCAS Social Media, London presenting ‘Digital Footprints @ LSE: Supporting students to use social media’ with my partner-in-crime LSE Careers Adviser Judith Baines. We were talking about the sessions we run for students, in particular a termly lunchtime seminar and more recently a Linkedin webinar.

There was a very interesting discussion about digital identities and the emerging “social netiquette”:

  • Is it OK to ignore connection requests
  • If someone recommends you on Linkedin do you need to reciprocate
  • Do you become ‘friends’ with your students
  • and so on…

Reader Comments

  1. I use Linkedin more for my professional network than I do Facebook. That said, I am a bit more cautious who I accept as friends. Are they a good fit? Do they mess with my philosophies? Will they add or subtract to my overall social networking experience? Just because they follow me on Facebook doesn’t mean I will accept them on LinkedIn.

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