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Example posts by students past and present

Below are links to blogposts by two University of Southampton Alumni and four current undergraduate students. These posts reflect in various ways on the relationship between contemporary recruitment priorities and candidates’ development of professional digital profiles.

University of Southampton alumni

Emma Lester, a graduate from 2011 in Sociology from the University of Southampton, now working as an Education and Student Experience Advisor.

Farahnoosh Berahman is a Sales Manager at Infobip, a global telecommunications specialist providing a mobile services cloud for enterprises and mobile operators. She earned an MSc in Human Resource Management at the University of Southampton and became interested in social media while doing research for her master’s dissertation on Social Media Recruitment.

Current University of Southampton students

The following students are currently studying a Flexible Learning interdisciplinary module called ‘Living and Working on the Web’ (#UOSM2008). Building their own professional digital profiles and blogging about the experience is a key aspect of this course.

Haley Fairclough, final year Psychology student.

Vicky Gilson, final year Modern Languages and European Studies student.

Ellie Hamilton, final year Web Science student.

Rebekah Kulidzan, final year Politics student.

What do you think are the pros and cons of this type of approach from both the employers’ and the job seekers’ perspectives?

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This article is from the free online course:

The Power of Social Media

University of Southampton

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Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

  • Welcome to the course
    Welcome to the course
    video

    This course explains how by understanding networks better we can exploit social media. Watch Dr David Millard & Dr Lisa Harris tell you more.

  • What are networks?
    What are networks?
    video

    Watch Dr David Millard explore what we mean by a network, and look at some of the examples of networks around us and their characteristics.

  • Recruitment in a digital world
    Recruitment in a digital world
    video

    Watch Dr Lisa Harris, Nic Fair and Sarah Hewitt discuss the role of social media in recruitment from the perspective of employers & potential employee

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