Social Media for Work

Ref: C3529901

Social media has become an important tool when job searching. Most jobs come through networking and not by applying on job boards or aimlessly sending out CVs. Social media tools make networking easier and much more powerful due to their interactive nature. When a job seeker learns how to use social networking well their chances for finding opportunities multiply exponentially. Hiring managers and recruiters are using social media more and more to research candidates: 80% use LinkedIn and 50% can determine whether a candidate's personality is a good fit for their company by viewing that person's social media presence. If you really want to use social media to land your dream job then you need to expand your online presence beyond the basics. A CV will state your skills but a profile on a social media site can demonstrate your passion, your personality and your uniqueness - Known as Personal Branding.

Course aim

Discover how the use of social media can aid networking and exploring local employment opportunities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of networking on and offline
  • Setup social media accounts with effective profiles: Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Establish a notable online presence
  • Look work by searching social media

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks and research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library or friends). Laptops will be provide but please bring a pen and paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Social Media for Work

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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