desk7The internet has revolutionised the graduate recruitment process, not just at the application stage but right through to interviews and decision making. Employers are increasingly using social media to screen candidates and search for new talent.

It is not just a case of avoiding the negative consequences of your online footprints, but also using social media and the internet to promote yourself in a positive way to potential employers. Employers across professions are seeking candidates with skills in IT and social media. Used correctly your online presence can increase your chances of landing that dream job.

Digital.Me: Manage Your Digital Self is the first of a series of free short online courses also known as MOOCs (massive open online courses) to be introduced by the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

Running since 6th July, Digital.Me: Manage Your Digital Self is designed to help you progress from a tech savvy internet user into a digitally literate one, by improving your ability to use technology for management of your life including learning, work and more. By exploring the meaning and application of digital literacy, this short course will help you to develop relevant skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the quality of your digital footprint, to harvest the “power of the web” to your advantage and your ability to use technology to improve your professional and personal life.

Whilst developing your digital literacy skills as you progress though the 6 short units, you will earn Mozilla open badges for each topic completed, and then upon completion of the course you will gain an E-Certificate that you could add to your CV.

If you are keen to advance from a savvy internet user into a digitally literate one and you can spare a few days over the summer, then register for this free short course.

Course Details:

  • Last Enrolment: 14th August
  • Study time: recommended 12 hours
  • Mode of study: 100% online
  • Cost: FREE

In addition to Digital.Me: Manage Your Digital Self, UDOL is also launching another free online short course called ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’, for anyone with an interest in Dementia.

Full details about both of these free short courses (MOOCS) can be found here.

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