Online Portfolios & Social Media
Online portfolios can be a great way to show off your skills and capabilities to potential employers. Depending on your industry of interest or purpose behind your online portfolio, you may want to consider using the following platforms:
We strongly encourage you to meet with your career counselor for a critique of your portfolio and to do your own research online to benchmark and see commonly used portfolio sites in your field.
Using social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter can be a great way to expand your professional network when those sites are used appropriately. Social media can also HURT your career. It is critical for you to be mindful of how you present yourself online.
Proactive Social Media Tips:
|Create a professional LinkedIn profile, and use your resume as a guide when filling out your profile.|
|Join the Emory Alumni Association group to start building your network before you graduate. Consider reaching out to an alum to see if they would be willing to offer career advice to you about their company, their industry or for other things.|
|Follow leaders in your industry/industries of interest on Twitter and other social media sites. It is a great way to learn about trends in the field and it can be a good way for you to make additional contacts online!|
|Start posting relevant articles, blogs, videos and other resources that are related to your career on social media sites like LinkedIn. That is a great way to start building your reputation as a leader in your industry.|
|Always think before you post.|