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1 A learner’s journey: “Future Scoping” Employability Skills for the 21 st Century Ian Bond Project Officer (Apprenticeships) NIACE

2 NIACE The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) is an independent charity which promotes adult learning across England and Wales. Through its research, development, publications, events, outreach and advocacy activity, NIACE works to improve the quality and breadth of opportunities available for all adults so they can benefit from learning throughout their lives.

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5 LOCK DOWN Hide PERSONAL networks from the public Don’t contribute to public pages you wouldn’t want to be associated with publically. Don’t share personal details PROFESSIONAL networks (eg LinkedIn) Professional groups in other networks Promote your “brand” wherever possible Embrace

6 “Brand yourself” across ALL networks. Your profile and cover pictures are available for everyone to see. Pro networks Photos work related – some with more personality than others! Complete profile with previous work and summary Personal networks Work related cover pic and sensible background, link and full bio with personality! Photos show personal side of your life – can be silly but not outrageous Sensible cover pic that says something about you.

7 Think about usernames & s that are used to identify

8 Now you have your brand, how can you use it? READ. WRITE. Look at groups on LinkedIn or Facebook Look at prominent speakers on Twitter / blogs Watch #Tags / #Conversations (eg #EdChat) Find contributors on your networks and follow with a personalised message where possible JOIN IN! Follow, comment, contribute! GET KNOWN Be someone who’s opinions are valid and distributed` Use, Use & USE!

9 Now you have your brand, how can you use it? READ. WRITE. PRODUCE. Make & Publish resources, Blog, Speak, Vlog. Podcast, Make Courses..etc, etc, etc!

10  More than 80% of fortune 500 companies recruit through LinkedIn including IBM, Oracle, Accenture  Social media is on job descriptions  US companies ASKING for facebook password! But I don’t want to!

11 So what do we do about this? Information, Advice & Guidance Social media advice E-Safety Advice Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy

12 So what do we do about this? Developing resources Research into needs and methods of addressing them Disseminating findings to the wider community

13 Adult Learners’ Week Nominations Close 31 st January 2014 Opportunity to win National Event in June 2014 Enhance your organisation’s profile Celebrate learner success Four categories: Apprentice; Employer; Project; Individual Regional events uk/awards/2014 uk/awards/2014 Help is available to complete the nominations

14 Resources am/developing-a-professional-online- presence-as-a-graduate

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