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Using social media

People skills

Course introduction

Social media refers to online tools used to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues. Some of the more well-known social media websites are Facebook®, Twitter®, Orkut®, Pinterest®, LinkedIn®, and Viadeo®. Social media can help you manage and advance your career by presenting a professional presence to the people that view your profile.
This course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and is suitable to anyone using or planning to make use of a social media platform.


Course objectives

After you complete this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the benefits of using social media to support your career.     
- Define what to include in an online social media profile.    
- Describe how to use social media appropriately to support your career.

Skills developed

  • Social media usage (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)   Beginner
  • Networking   Beginner
  • Course modules

    Module 1
    Module 1. Samir's Challenge
    Module 2
    Module 2. Benefits of Social Media
    Module 3
    Module 3. Creating and Maintaining an Online Profile
    Module 4
    Module 4. Using Social Media Appropriately
    Module 5
    Module 5. Glossary

    Be a true friend

    You probably know people who are looking for employment and would be keen to learn these skills. Be a true friend and share with them!

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    Comments (16)


    Jane | June 29, 2017 18:52



    Denish | June 13, 2017 14:27



    caroline | April 24, 2017 02:49

    very informative


    Lucy | April 22, 2017 06:41

    Great. I feel equiped


    Vincent | April 04, 2017 10:36

    wonderful information


    Cosmas | March 07, 2017 05:33

    Great article


    EBBY | January 12, 2017 10:27

    I have learnt quite a number helpful points


    michael | November 30, 2016 09:07

    very educative and inspiring.


    James | October 26, 2016 15:29

    Very informative.


    Joshua | October 01, 2016 07:45

    Very useful course


    Purity | September 22, 2016 01:03

    It's informative. I appreciate and shall use the knowledge.

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    Simon | July 14, 2016 18:03

    It was useful


    Gladys | June 01, 2016 18:58

    I like it, thanks for your help.


    Brenda | January 18, 2016 09:03

    I like it.Made me understand some things I had not paid so much attention to.

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    james | December 02, 2015 08:26

    Very useful indeed i have learn t new things

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