Farewell to UOSM 2008

What have I learnt from UOSM2008? Previously, I held the opinion that learning could only be achieved through formal avenues such as lectures and seminars, however, through engaging in discussions on Twitter and interacting with fellow students in the comments of blog posts, the module has shown that personal learning networks can come in a … More Farewell to UOSM 2008

Reflecting on Topic 5

This week’s topic focused on the advantages and disadvantages of open access for the content producer which generated some interesting thoughts amongst fellow UOSM2008 students. Haley’s post allowed me to initially recognise that one of the perceived advantages of open access for content producers is that their articles become more influential in promoting development in low … More Reflecting on Topic 5

The extent to which a producer of academic content can benefit from open access

In recent years, accessing academic content online without encountering a virtual gateway in the form of a password, subscription or payment has been harder to come by. Whilst the benefits of open access for users are widely known, the extent to which content producers prosper can still be questioned. What is Open Access?  Open access … More The extent to which a producer of academic content can benefit from open access

Evaluating Topic 4

Whilst the majority of posts this week focused on ethical issues surrounding the use of social media within the education system, I decided to look into the ethical issues for social media use within the recruitment process as it is relevant to my current situation and tied in well with my previous posts. At first, the … More Evaluating Topic 4

Is Candidate Social Media Screening a Step Too Far?

My topic 3 post mentioned that employers are increasingly relying on reviewing job candidate’s social media presence as part of the application process. Career builder found that 40% of companies will browse an individual’s social media account before making a decision of hiring the job applicant. The Apprentice 2014 winner Ricky Martin (who now runs a recruitment … More Is Candidate Social Media Screening a Step Too Far?

Review of Topic 3

Whilst I always recognised the importance of my presence online and the role it can play in determining my employment possibilities, attaching a statistic to the seriousness of the issue has completely changed my outlook on the matter. Being aware that 93% of recruiter’s review a candidate’s social media profile before making a hiring decision … More Review of Topic 3

Topic 3: How can you develop an authentic online professional profile?

Why is building an authentic online professional profile important? With 73% of recruiters admitting to have hired a candidate through social media and 93% of recruiters admitting that they review a candidate’s social media profile before making a hiring decision, it is evident that there is huge importance placed on your online professional profile (Job … More Topic 3: How can you develop an authentic online professional profile?