Using social media to boost your career

I was invited tonight to give a talk to the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy London chapter on using social media for your career. Here’s my presentation (the title was given to me). I think it’s fairly self-explanatory (except for the blank page which had things flying in from the sides). That had one fairly important point, which you’ll have heard from me before, that the paradigm is changing: power is now built as much through knowledge-sharing as through knowledge-hoarding. I also pointed out that doing talks, workshops and training sessions on social media had opened up a totally new field of skills for me.

A big thanks to Louis Hughes, who did a couple of days of work-shadowing with us, for putting together the presentation.

One comment on “Using social media to boost your career

  1. Dear Social Media,
    You MAY FIND THIS DISTRESSING, but this is the reality of how the unemployed are being treated here in the UK.
    Good morning Britain,
    Well here we are again, today shall we talk about the forced, enforcement of the employment houses, where you the unemployed citizen, can dully attend a possible two week course with Avanta where you can earn yourself if you’re a good boy and girl , a City& Guilds certificate in employment , yes folks you will be a qualified citizen for our job market, please I do not jest! . And if your one citizen who has aspirations’ to remain unemployed you will be on a list for two years or more , being monitored by a privately owned company paid by our beloved government with tax payers hard earned money.
    So, REMEMBER SCHEMES FOR ASSISTING PERSONS TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT) REGULATION 2013, courtesy from the Minister for unemployment, and please if you do not attend, this means! you did not undertake the activity that they told you to do, the mandatory appointment that a private operated firm paid by our beloved government by the amount of unemployed on their books. So there is money to be made of the unemployed and our beloved government is all the way in, remember, if you do not go, and provide a good reason! the side effect will be, your allowance stopped and no national insurance credits.
    Now let’s talk about the citizens in our country, from those who really don’t want to work, and have a wonderful life on the money they are sponging from our state, remembering the generosity of our beloved government, to those citizens who have worked, hard, and paid their tax and national insurance through their wages !! well has the penny dropped yet, no! well according to our beloved government if your unemployed there is no difference to a citizen who may have lost their job through acts of sedition in changing contracts to suite making redundancies of long employed citizens replaced by the unemployed for less money and now unemployed themselves and there are hundreds of us being placed in the same basket as the rest of the unemployed , why!! because our Minister for the unemployed does not want to spend tax payers money finding out what a good citizen you have been and a provider for your families, and you lost your job because our beloved government gave a charter to industry to get rid of you by Sedition, yes, you became too expensive, now you do as your told or you will not get help from this your beloved government. So who is making money from the unemployed!! not the unemployed that is certain, then who ! remember these private firms have a government watch dog, the Sunderland LM DMA Sector Office.
    Now they are there if your local private firm making money from our unemployed and even if you are a good citizen and are looking for work getting interviews that does not matter, you will attend the requests to attend, at these private firms, even if you are only sitting there for as long as it takes doing nothing. There is no interaction no help, except a computer for looking for work , so if you do not have one , there you go , but if you’re like me spend every waking hour looking for work! that does not count, you still have to go there why! because your their meal ticket and one less unemployed coming to their appointments means less money they collect from our beloved government, so you are hounded to distraction, threatened with financial loss, no, remember a signed declaration that you will be a good boy and girl is required by the watch dog sector office.
    God Save our Queen.

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