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A degree in Computer Applications might be the right choice for you. Here’s why!
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Stressed before your placement interview? Relax and breathe!
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Easy and quick meals to make in college
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What’s in your backpack? College essentials you must always have
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Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams
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5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri
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How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?
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The right questions to ask and the right answers to give your interviewer
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What next after a management degree
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How can students use social media tools to create an online presence

A degree in Computer Applications might be the right choice for you. Here’s why!

Can you imagine a life without computers? Neither can we! Computers have become so ingrained in our work and life that it seems impossible to function without them. Computer Applications in India is a 3-year course. It is a field that deals in software and programming languages. Students generally appear for an aptitude test or an entrance exam, depending on the institution they are applying to. So why should you choose a degree in Computer Applications?

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Interests matter

The most important thing is that it should interest you. Are you curious about how software works? Do you have analytical skills that can help you figure out programming languages? Earning the languages is not enough, students must be able to work with them to create programs that actually run. If you like what you are studying, you are more likely to invest yourself in the course. Do not choose Computer Applications because your friends are doing it, or because the market for computer applications professionals is burgeoning.

 

Growing field

The fact is that software professionals are in great demand. Big companies like Infosys, TCS, Google, and Wipro recruit Computer Applications graduates on a regular basis. Your prospects increase drastically if you pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Applications. With proper experience, exceptional skills and knowledge of what the employer is looking for, you are in for a bright career in this field. And as the world’s population continues to keep using computers more and more, and invariably, the demand for such professionals continues to keep growing.

 

Skill development

A bachelor’s in computer applications equips students with a wide array of skills. Students, of course, learn about various programming languages, but they also learn about communication methods, organization, and management. This is one of those courses that push students to learn how to work in a team effectively. The software industry usually follows the project format, so employees are invariably grouped together and have to achieve targets.

 

Future prospects

Future prospects for students with a degree in Computer Applications are quite good. There are two options for a graduate degree. Students can either pursue an MCA or pursue an MBA. MBA, combined with a BCA, might prove to be helpful while applying for management positions in software companies. The other option is to apply to software companies and then work for the next few years. After gaining practical experience, students can choose to pursue a master’s degree.

 

While a bachelor’s degree in computer applications equips you with a lot of skills, you might also consider doing an additional degree, such as mobile app development. Such specialized degrees help you create a place for yourself in this extremely competitive industry. Armed with this degree, you can also turn your startup dream into a reality if your startup idea has to do with information technology. If your interests do lie in the software sector, this is a great time to study computer applications and create a successful career out of your passion.

Stressed before your placement interview? Relax and breathe!

While appearing for a placement interview, stress is expected. However, a little stress is good because it keeps you alert and on your toes. It becomes a problem when the stress interferes with your thinking, speech, and makes you so nervous that you can’t stop fidgeting. Your interview is important for your career, but it is not the end of the world. So take a deep breath. Now, read our stress management tips below.

 

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Relax

When you are relaxed, you are much more comfortable in the current situation. If you are waiting for your turn, read a magazine or listen to some music that will relax you. Thinking constantly about the interview might cause your brain to go into overdrive. And that is not how you want to enterthe interview room.

 

 

Drink Water

Drink water. Take small sips of water slowly. This will help you relax. If you are sweating too much, the water will keep you hydrated. But you still have the interview; so don’t gulp down the water because you might need to visit the bathroom. It is always a goods practice to keep a water bottle with you, no matter where you go.

 

Practice your responses

Before a big presentation, we usually spend time practicing the whole presentation. Similarly, before a big interview, you should practice your answers. There are quite a few questions that you can anticipate that might be asked during the interview. Your skills, your knowledge, relevant experience in your field, your strengths, weaknesses, etc. are some of the commonly asked questions. So make sure you practice in order to communicate your answers effectively.

 

Adding information

So you’re in the middle of the interview, and you realize you might have forgotten to mention a crucial point. Firstly, do not panic. Instead, say that you would like to add some relevant information to your answer that you missed mentioning in your initial response. Your interviewers will definitely not mind at all.

 

Pause and breathe

When faced with a particularly difficult question, or a unique question, you don’t have to answer right away. Say that you would like a few seconds to think about it, pause, collect your thoughts, and then answer your question. Most interviewers appreciate the fact that you take the time to think about your response before saying it out loud.

 

Two-way street

Most interviewees think that the job interview is a one-sided process where they will be grilled. However, that is not true. You are interviewing the company too. A job interview is a two-way street. Both you and the company must be the right fit for each other to work together. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the company’s mission, vision, culture or their ongoing projects.

Above all, make sure you communicate your thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. Good communication skills help make your first impression a great impression. So go ahead and give it your best shot.

 

Easy and quick meals to make in college

Meals in college don’t always have to be unhealthy. There are options other than ordering delivery or eating out. Take a look at our quick recipes which you can whip up within a few minutes when you’re hungry in college!

 

Maggi

Maggi is the staple of every single Indian student. It takes less time to make as compared to the other meals and is easily available in the market. However, to make it a little healthier, you can cut veggies and add them to

your meal. Most people end up adding carrots, peas, French beans, onions, and potatoes.

 

 Healthy sandwich

A healthy sandwich is a good sandwich. Add spinach, thinly sliced beet, cucumber, tomato, and onions. Buy wheat bread instead of white bread and add your favorite dressing. You can even take this along to your classes as an option for lunch.

 

Veggie stir-fry

Sounds complicated, right? Contrary to what you think, the stir-fry is extremely simple. First, pick up your veggies. You can choose from red, yellow and green peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, French beans, onions, zucchini, carrots, etc. Heat up the pan, add a little olive oil, and then add your veggies. A little seasoning with salt, pepper, chilli flakes, and oregano will give your stir-fry the perfect taste.

 

Quick pulao

The pulao takes a little extra time, but the end result is worth it, especially if you love rice! First, soak the rice in water. Dice your veggies into small cubes to make sure they cook quickly. Then, sauté the veggies and add your spices including turmeric, chilli powder, salt, and garam masala. Once the veggies are cooked, add the rice and cook until the rice is soft. Voila, your pulao is ready!

 

Egg-cellent egg dish

Who doesn’t love a good omelette or fried eggs? For cooking a healthy and filling omelette, you need onions, tomatoes, and chillies. For fried eggs, all you need is some butter and a good non-stick pan. Make sure to check the freshness of the eggs when you go grocery shopping. Fresh eggs last for almost a week.

 

Salad with sprouts

These days, most grocery stores sell sprouted lentils. So, half your work is already done! You can go for brown chana, mung, and even corn in your salad. Dice tomatoes, onions, and cucumber and add it to your sprouts. Some salt, lemon juice, chilli powder (if you like spicy food) and something crispy like baked poha gives you the perfect salad. The crispy part of the salad is optional and depends on you. You can also add toasted bread crumbs, not fried!

 

So now that you have a list of these fantastic recipes in hand, it is time to whip up your own healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cooking your own meals will also save money since eating out is more expensive in the long run. Happy cooking!

What’s in your backpack? College essentials you must always have

Off to college with your backpack? If it’s too heavy, you may have packed too much stuff. If it’s too light, you might not have all the essentials. So allow us to show the essential college backpack checklist. This includes everything you might need to survive every single day in the college. Read on to see what you’re missing in your backpack.

What’s in your backpack? College essentials you must always have

A water bottle

When running around from one class to another and from the canteen to the library, you probably forget to drink enough water. Now, you don’t want to die from exhaustion. So the filled water bottle is a constant reminder to hydrate!

 

Healthy snacks

Whether you are on a diet or not, snacks are essential for you all day. Sometimes you don’t even get those ten precious minutes to eat lunch. So, a small bag of dry fruits or energy bars or a pack of biscuits can help drive away the hunger pangs.

 

Hand sanitizer

A hand sanitizer is one tool to protect you from infections. Your college has an incredible number of students. And only one infected student can bring down the collective immune system of the entire college. So, be sure to sanitize your hands before and after you eat. A missed day of classes at the college is more stressful than a missed day at school.

 

A notebook

Are you a note-taking kind of a person or do you prefer to keep it all in your head? Regardless, having a notebook in your backpack is a lifesaver. You might need to jot down the important test dates or details about the syllabus or a book you need to buy. You definitely won’t find avid note takers without a notebook.

 

Pens and pencils

If you have a notebook in your hand, but don’t have the pens or pencils, how will you take notes? Pens and pencils seem like a normal thing, but students often forget to restock these stationery essentials in their bag. For those who love taking notes, you can have an array of coloured pens to keep your notes interesting.

 

Hand tissues

Not only during a bout of cold, hand tissues are helpful in wiping stains, spilled water, coffee or your hands after eating. You might not get time to go to the bathroom, so these little things save time when you rush from one place to another.

 

Study materials

College is very different from school because you don’t necessarily need textbooks all the time. Each professor teaches differently and therefore, has a different set of requirements for their students.  Don’t forget the essential thing when you go to the class, the study materials prescribed by your teacher.

 

Laptop

A laptop is not always allowed in a class. However, the need for a laptop also depends on the course you are pursuing. For the students of Design, the laptop might be essential, but not so much for the Engineering students. If you do most of your work on the laptop, keep it charged the night before so you can spend a productive day working on it.

Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams

College students probably have less time to study before exams as compared to the school students. This is probably because the structure of college education is a little different and more rigorous. Also, the social lives of college students are a little busier than a school student. Therefore, college exams call for a different strategy to utilize your study time more effectively. Here is what you need to know to study efficiently, but in a shorter amount of time:

Find your study spot

Find a comfortable spot where you can study without distractions and disturbances. This could be in your room, library or anywhere on the college campus. You should have a comfortable place to sit and a proper space to write, type, and read. Uncomfortable seats can hamper your ability to concentrate on the material in your front. And it is always great to have a comfy spot where you can sit, relax, and read your favorite book.

 

Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams

 

An organized study space

A disorganized desk means a disorganized mind. And disorganization is the worst way to study. If you spend 3 hours studying, but get distracted often, then you won’t get anything done. But, if you sit at an organized place and study, you might be more productive in your studies and revision. It’s all about being more efficient in less time. If there is nothing on the table, there is more space for you to read and write!

 

Use colorful stationery

Do not underestimate the power of colorful highlighters and sticky notes. Highlight important points and make notes with sticky notes. Investing in colorful stationery, including a colorful notepad can help you remember the points better by associating them with the colors you use to write/highlight them.

 

Make a study list

Before you study for an exam, sit down and figure out what you need to study; make a list. This list is like a to-do list, you can tick off the topics you study or review. Ticking things off the list will give you a sense of accomplishment as you check things off one-by-one. The study list is great for keeping a track of assignments, exams, and other activities.

 

Create study blocks

Studying for the exam at the last minute can be stressful. In a state of panic, you might sit down straight for six hours without a break, trying to absorb as much material as you can. But, sitting down and studying for such long hours is not really helpful. Instead, you should divide your study time into blocks of 30 or 60 minutes. This helps you relax in between study blocks so that you don’t get burnt out. You can take a walk or do your favorite activity in between study blocks to refresh yourself.

 

Make notes

This is one tip that applies to every student studying for an exam, no matter what the exam is. The habit of taking notes is more useful than most students realize. You can take notes during the class, then fill-in the information you remember after the class. While reviewing and studying for an exam, you can make notes again to help you remember all the information.

 

Organize your revision notes

So, you are one of those students who like making notes. That is awesome. You’re a step closer to efficient studying. Now, make sure to organize your notes in a way that you can get to any topic at any time. You can use colored tabs, bookmarks, etc., to keep track of the chapter numbers or topics. You can also use a binder to file all your notes.

 

Teach someone else

The best way to revise your material is to teach someone else. Not always the best technique if your exam is on the next day, it is quite effective if you plan a little in advance. There will always be a friend who needs a little help. Teach them and this will help you clear your concepts while helping them learn for the exam. There is no loser in this situation, and this tried and texted technique always works.

 

Silence your phone

We all have smartphones and get glued to them every free second we find. When you are studying, silence your phone, put it in a locker, under your pillow or give it to a friend. The amount of time you spend looking at your phone is the precious time you are taking away from studying. Without a phone, you might finish studying one chapter in 30 minutes. With a phone beside you, it might take you 2 or even 3 hours. The phone can be a distraction in other tasks as well.

 

Stop looking at GIFs

We really, really recommend not to use your laptop and look at funny memes and GIFs. It is highly detrimental to your study schedule. If you can avoid studying on the laptop, there’s nothing like it. If you are studying with your laptop, do not open extra tabs or turn off the Wi-Fi. You can choose to use productivity apps that block your access to certain sites for a period of time chosen by you. The moral of the story is: The cute cat and dog GIFs can wait until your exams are over.

College exams are important because they affect your overall score. They also affect the way potential employers look at you. Although academics is not the only criteria for employers, it certainly forms an important aspect of their analysis. Study well and study smart. Hard work is awesome, but smart work is best. These college exam study tips will surely help you get a better grade without having to spend hours and hours in your studies and revision.

5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri

 

Fashion is an enormous field; it’s impossible to include all the career and higher education opportunities. From jewellery to footwear to apparel, students can take any of the multiple paths available to them.

5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri

Have you graduated in fashion or a related field? Are you confused about what to do next? If a master’s degree is on the top of your plans, there’s an essential information for you. Below is a list of the top design entrance examinations in the country for a master’s degree in fashion.

 

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

Pearl Academy is well-known for offering quality education in fashion. The Pearl Academy Entrance Examination includes a General Proficiency Test and a Design Aptitude Test. There is also a personal interview with the candidates. Students can opt for a Master in Fashion Marketing or a Master in Design (Fashion and Textiles). The academy has campuses in Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur.

 

NIFT Entrance Exam

The National Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the leading institutions in the country to offer multiple degrees in fashion. NIFT has campuses in Gandhinagar, Chennai, Srinagar, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai and several other cities. At NIFT, students can opt for the Master’s degree in Design, Fashion Technology or Fashion Management. A group discussion/ personal interview follow the written exam. Students who qualify both the stages become eligible for a counselling session.

 

NID Entrance Exam

The National Institute of Design has campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, and Kurukshetra. It offers just one Master’s program, Master of Design. The NID exam has two parts: NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains. Those who score above the cutoff in prelims are eligible to appear for the mains. The prelims include a written exam whereas the mains include an in-person interview and a studio test.

 

CEED

IIT Bombay conducts the Common Entrance Examination for Design. Institutes which accept scores from this exam include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Hyderabad for the Masters in Design course. The exam has two parts to test the students on various aspects including visual perception, creativity, communication skills and logic and reasoning. Admission to individual courses requires institute specific entrance exams, along with the CEED score.

 

FDDI AIST

The Footwear Design and Development Institute conduct this exam. It has branches in over 10 cities including Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Patna, and Noida. It offers post-graduation courses in Design in Footwear Design and Production, Design in CAD and an MBA in Retail and Fashion Merchandise.

 

Preparing for these exams require months of focused study. These reputed fashion institutes only take the best of the best, so aim high and create a path for yourself that leads to success.

 

How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

 

How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

LinkedIn is an all-important tool for the students these days. It is a medium to look for jobs and opportunities and create a public resume. Therefore, just creating a LinkedIn profile with basic information is not enough. How do you make your profile stand out? How do you make it different so it catches the attention of recruiters and other professionals?

Find your answers right here. Here is how a few tweaks and additions can help you elevate your LinkedIn profile.

Professional headshot

A picture speaks a thousand words. A picture in formal attire will make a great first impression on anyone who looks at your LinkedIn profile. Invest in this one picture and you see it was worth it.

Ask for recommendations

Ask for recommendations from your co-workers, managers, and teachers. Recommendations are a way to showcase your skills from an external and objective source. A high number of recommendations mean many people vouch for you professionally, which is great. In this way, people who visit your profile can see how good you are at your skills.

Add a summary

Always add a short summary to convey what you are looking for, what skills you have and why you’re good at what you do. You might need a few drafts to get the perfect summary.

Highlight skills with endorsements

Endorsements from your LinkedIn collections are a great way to showcase your skills. Put the skills relevant to your profession on the top. Endorsements for generic skills such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc. hold little weight.

Use a custom URL

Students are not aware that they can create a custom URL for their LinkedIn profile. This URL makes it easy for people to find you. Make sure your custom URL is professional and uses your names, and not nicknames.

Highlight your projects

For students, thesis projects, industrial projects, research projects and other projects are an important part of the curriculum. It is a great idea to add your projects in this section. You can add information, documents, images, and even other team members.

Mention special awards and certifications

Did you do a special course on coding? Did you give a specific exam in your field? Mention all your awards and certifications even if they are non-academic. This section is a good way to show your extracurricular activities, academic activities, and other interests.

Follow relevant groups

Lastly, follow relevant groups and personalities from your industry. This will show visitors what you are interested in. LinkedIn groups are a good source of information about the trends in your industry and new employment opportunities. Don’t be afraid to interact with other members of the group.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool if harnessed properly. It is essential for you, as a student, to make the most of it. It can be an incredibly helpful medium to learn new things and find a job you love.

The right questions to ask and the right answers to give your interviewer

Contrary to the popular belief, an interview is not a one-way conversation. It is a conversation between the interviewer and the interviewee. Confused? Allow us to explain. Most people believe that an interview is where a potential employer checks whether you have the necessary skills or not. However, they don’t realize that it is also an opportunity for the candidate to know the company or their potential employer. It is the only opportunity a candidate has to see if the company is the right fit for him.

Now, let us talk about how to answer the interview questions and what questions should you ask your interviewer. Your attire, body language, and preparation will determine how the interview will go.

Can a job interview be beneficial to both parties?

Answering the questions 

The primary task of the candidate is to answer the questions. These points will help you prepare yourself for all kinds of questions in the interview.

 

 

 

Confidence

Always answer the interview questions with confidence. Being confident sends the message that you know what you are talking about. This is exactly the kind of impression you want to give your potential employer.

Know about the company

We cannot emphasize this enough. Do your research about the company. They might ask your opinion on an ongoing issue, project or client. It’s good to read on the latest happenings in your industry. It is also important to know the skills required for a particular job profile. This will help showcase your skills in a way that fits your employer’s expectations.

Your strengths and weaknesses

This question is thrown at most candidates. They might not ask directly, but in various other forms. Be prepared with your answer so you know what to say. You don’t want to become blank during the interview.

Think before you answer

Always think before you answer. If you need to pause and collect your thoughts before answering, do it. Taking a pause before answering is advisable since you do not want to just blurt out what comes to your mind. You are there to make a good impression, so your answers should reflect that and why you are a good fit for the company.

Experience and skills

Your experience and skills are an important part of your application. Often, you will be asked “What skills can you bring to this position?” “Why should [company] hire you?” and “What are your professional strengths?” You should know which skills are required for which position and emphasize on those specific skills during the interview.

 

Asking the questions

Listed below are some of the topics you can talk about during your interview. Remember, it’s perfectly ok to ask questions and it will not reflect badly or interfere with the interview process.

The hiring process

As a potential candidate, your first thought is to make sure that the interview goes as well as possible. Regardless of how it goes, you should ask about the next step in the hiring process. “Will there be an in-person interview?” “Will there be a telephone interview?” It is always better to be prepared ahead of time.

Company culture

As a potential employee, you should ask about the company’s culture. “Do they have regular social outings and events for employees?” Your interviewer is the best person to answer this question. Ask the question in a way that shows you are curious and excited to learn more about the company’s internal culture.

Company success

Just as interviewers ask about the candidate’s past successes and failures, so can you. You can ask how the company measures success and how do they go about achieving the standards of success set by them. It’s also good to ask about the company’s appraisal process and how they measure an employee’s success.

Future plans

One of the most recommended questions to ask your interviewer is where does the company see itself in the next 5 years. The answer will help you determine if and how you can contribute to the company’s future vision and mission.

Access to resources

As a new employee, you need someone to show you the ropes. A guide is always helpful in acclimatizing to a new workplace. Therefore, you can ask if you will have access to a mentor when you begin working there. If there is a mentor program in place you already know about, ask about the workings of the company.

Biggest/ latest project

If you do your research before the interview, you will be aware of the company’s current projects or clients. You can ask questions about the project including the goals, the process, its importance for the company, etc. Even if you don’t get a direct answer, it will give you an insight into their working style.

 

An interview is a conversation between two people and not an interrogation by any means. This misconception often stops candidates from getting to know more about the company. They prepare themselves for the interview but often ignore about preparing themselves to ask questions about the company. Just as it is important for a company to see if the candidate is a right fit for the organization, it is also important for the candidate to check if the company is the right fit for him.

 

No matter what happens in the interview, always follow-up with a thank you note or a thank you email. Such a gesture will help people remember you. You never know, they might refer you for the next job opening in the company or you might be on your way towards establishing yourself as a model employee.

 

 

What next after a management degree

A degree in management prepares a candidate for just about any industry they might want to venture into. From pharmacy to advertising, management graduates can work in a lot of different fields. Since there are so many opportunities out there, it might be a little difficult to see which one is the right fit for you. As a graduate from a management course, here are some possible career choices that you might want to consider after graduation.

A Management degree that opens numerous doors

Become an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is something graduates today are choosing to do. A lot of students have different ideas and solutions to existing problems. A management degree will equip you with the basics of everything so you are well positioned to start your own business. Whether it is a café or a pipe manufacturing unit, you can apply your skill set and succeed in just about anything.

 

Work as a project manager

With large projects being executed globally today, project managers are in great demand. A project manager is responsible for ensuring the targets are set, the deadlines are met, the team works together and that the results are delivered on time. Management graduates are in a great position after graduation to apply for this position.

 

Human resources manager

The human resources department is another great option for management graduates. Human resources would require the graduate to look after the many different aspects of managing people in an organization. With a versatile set of skills and an affinity towards interacting with people on a daily basis, management graduates can also opt for this career path.

 

Apply for a government job

Management graduates can also apply for government jobs. A lot of these jobs require candidates to clear a set of government-mandated exams. A management student will have studied a little bit of everything required and will be well-equipped to clear such exams. Government jobs are also a lucrative option because of the job security it offers.

 

Become a marketing executive

If you want to take a slightly different path than the ones mentioned above, a job in the marketing department can be an option for you. A job in marketing is also great for creatively inclined management students because it allows them to explore many different options in the field of marketing itself, from going into media to going into advertising. As a management student, you will encounter literature about marketing that can help you get one foot in the door.

 

Management is one of these fields where graduates have a ton of opportunities in front of them. If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can also opt for a master’s degree in a specialized area or choose an MBA program. This list talks about only some of the popular career choices made by management students. However, there are many more industries and businesses that offer fantastic career opportunities to management graduates. There is no dearth of opportunities as long as you are willing to work hard and learn on a daily basis.

How can students use social media tools to create an online presence

In the age of technology and social media, a student’s online presence is incredibly important for universities and potential employers. Whether you are applying for your first job or sending an application to a university abroad for higher education, your online persona matters. Admission officers and employers often Google potential candidates to learn more about their opinions, interests and hobbies. Therefore, here are a few tips to make sure your online presence is on point.

Using social media to create your personal brand

Create an online brand

The primary thing to remember is that you are your own brand ambassador. You have to brand “YOU” because that is how potential employers will know who you are. Curate your social media accounts in a way that if someone searches for you online, the first result will be professional and dignified. If you are one of those people who would prefer to maintain a personal account as well, make sure the two are entirely separate.

 

Showcase your interests

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are great mediums to showcase your interests. From following people who inspire you to industry leaders, to sharing articles you find interesting, everything adds up to show your interests to potential employers. Staying updated with news and happenings in your field sends a message to your employer that you are well read.

 

Professionalism

Gone are the days when you could have a weird or funny handle or username on social media platforms. It is extremely important to have a username that is professional. This might be the first impression you are making on somebody, so you want it to exude professionalism. A proper email address, not the one you made in high school, is important for electronic communication.

 

Profile pictures

For social media platforms that you intend to use professionally, such as LinkedIn and Twitter, make sure your profile picture is professional. A professional headshot, in formal attire, is the ideal choice. Try to avoid group pictures or pictures from a party.

 

It is ok to untag/unfollow

For those who do not want the hassle of maintaining separate personal and professional account, your friends and professional contacts will always overlap. No matter how hard you try to control your social media presence, someone somewhere will tag you in a picture you’d rather not show to your employer or university. Therefore, it is ok to untag yourself. If they do ask you why be polite and let them know the reason.

 

The question to ask is this: What would come up if a potential employer or admissions officer looked you up on Google? It is essential for the modern student and modern employee to have an online presence that is an asset to whatever company or institution they are joining. People have been fired for something as small as an inappropriate picture. With these tips, you can turn your online presence into something that will impress your potential employer or school. Today, social media is so much more than just a tool to stay in touch with friends.

 

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