Tag Archives: Social Media

5 July 2017 - 4:30 pm Corporate Communications and Digital Engagement (Work Experience Day 3)

On my third day of work I was set a different challenge. I had previously been focusing on writing internet blogs for the USE blog feed about my experiences of being in and around a workplace, but now I had a task which I would be much more familiar with. Continue reading “Corporate Communications and Digital Engagement (Work Experience Day 3)” »

3 July 2015 - 10:33 am An Experience to remember – diving head first into the working world.

Hello all, whether you’ve accidentally clicked on my post while browsing or genuinely have an interest in what I have to say, I welcome you to my limited edition, one and only, blog post.

I have never written a blog before so the whole concept is really quite exciting for my 15 year old, teenage self. So you, you lucky things get the pleasure of reading my first and quite possibly last blog, I know, I can basically hear your excitement.

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16 November 2014 - 1:22 pm Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?

This is a question that we seem to ask quite a bit here at USE.  However, in an up and coming event you will be able to ask a group of people who have been there and done that, why they became an entrepreneur. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself and my favourite question- what they think is their biggest achievement? Continue reading “Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?” »

11 August 2013 - 11:03 am Blogging – the key to success

Just under a year ago, I embarked on the journey that I believed would lead me to career success- I started a blog. Although it had occurred to me before, the idea of putting myself out on a line to people I barely know  was terrifying… until a friend pointed out that I had, pretty much, been doing that for years anyway on Twitter.

Good point.

The blog was a starting point for building on a personal interest that I’d always had an interest in, but never had the required balls to write about. That subject was fashion, and the backlash I received from people was astounding. Continue reading “Blogging – the key to success” »

6 June 2013 - 11:39 am Tweet your way to success…

You may already be using twitter but did you know that it can really help your career?
A recent article gave five top tips on how the social networking tool can help boost your career but what if you are just starting out? Here are my revised top three tips which are aimed at helping students and recent graduates to kick start their career. Continue reading “Tweet your way to success…” »

14 May 2013 - 10:19 am Paying it forward

A few weeks ago I was just browsing my facebook newsfeed, as you do, and I came across a scheme that warmed my heart, and warms the bones of the homeless.  The scheme is called Suspended Coffees, and basically works to allow cafe customers to pay for their order, and in addition ‘pay forward’ for food or drink that a homeless person or someone in need can claim later in the day, or even at a later date. Continue reading “Paying it forward” »

28 April 2013 - 10:58 am Let’s Get Ready to Jumble and USEme

I recently wrote a blog recruiting for the upcoming event I am organising/running – Let’s Get Ready to Jumble.  Now the event has been and gone over I thought I’d blog to give a little insight into my idea for the event and my passion behind it. Continue reading “Let’s Get Ready to Jumble and USEme” »

12 April 2013 - 10:49 am This video may change your life.

The other day I was browsing Facebook (other social networking sites are available!) and came across a video that was rapidly being shared by quite a few of my close friends.  Even if you don’t read the rest of this blog I recommend you take 3 minutes from your day to watch this short, inspiring and thought provoking film – it may just change your life!

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10 March 2013 - 12:34 pm Why it’s important to limit who you follow on twitter

I’m obsessed with the number 57. I sometimes call it my ‘lucky’ number and other times call it my ‘unlucky’ one. Regardless of what it actually is, it’s a number that will always be with me for the rest of my life. That being said, when I finally caved into the Twitter hype back in 2011 I decided that I’d limit the amount users who I follow to 57.

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24 February 2013 - 10:51 am Online identity

As an English Literature student whose first language is not English and is not from England, I find it quite hard to believe that I will get the job I want in the UK after graduation. As I mentioned in my previous blog, interviews are very decisive in finding a career. But I believe what the panel does before inviting me to an interview is to Google me. And whatever I have put on my Facebook or Twitter can have as much effect on the interview’s outcome as does my CV. I recently realised that I need to have a strong online presence if I want to have a chance in this competitive job market. Continue reading “Online identity” »