Looking Back & Forward

Looking Back & Forward

Good afternoon! The last 12 days of intense assignments was a new and enriching experience. Before MANG2049, I didn't update my LinkedIn profile. After learning that 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for talent, I realized the importance of a digital professional profile and updated my LinkedIn profile. I started to find ex-colleagues and friends to … Continue reading Looking Back & Forward

Reflection: Open Access

Reflection: Open Access

Open access (OA) is the "free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment". (SPARC) Artificial barriers are maintained by legacy publishers, restricting access. This fundamental mismatch between what is possible with digital technology and outdated publishing system led to the call for OA. Breakthroughs often … Continue reading Reflection: Open Access

Reflection: Social Media Ethical Issues

Reflection: Social Media Ethical Issues

Good afternoon! Today's post will summarize what I have learnt about ethical issues and how it is related to other topics. Social media has the capacity to amuse, inspire and to mobilize support, giving a voice to excluded and powerless people. However, gossip, arguments and abuse are some pitfalls. The questions still remains; what is … Continue reading Reflection: Social Media Ethical Issues

“Success Will Come and Go, but Integrity is Forever”

“Success Will Come and Go, but Integrity is Forever”

Good evening! Today I would be discussing an ethical issue raised by business use of social media. To begin, what is an "unethical behavior"? It’s as simple as knowing the right thing to do, then doing the wrong thing (Shepherd). Identity theft is an example, where 17.6 million Americans were victims (BJS, 2014). Nobody wants to go through … Continue reading “Success Will Come and Go, but Integrity is Forever”

Reflection: Digital Professional Profile

Reflection: Digital Professional Profile

Good evening! Today's post summarizes what I have researched and read from other classmates' posts. Creating a Digital Professional Profile (DPP) is important (Widjaya, 2015). After reading my classmates' posts it is clear that we agreed social media platforms are becoming a channel for more professional usage and to create/maintain one is crucial. I'm guilty … Continue reading Reflection: Digital Professional Profile

Over Here, Hire Me!

Over Here, Hire Me!

  Why's Digital Professional Profile (DPP) Important? In today's day and age, most people are on social media (Statista), that includes recruiters too! Believe it or not, 93% of them review candidates' social profile before making a hiring decision (Jobvite, 2014). It's high time now everyone realizes DPP is a necessity. In particular, LinkedIn, a … Continue reading Over Here, Hire Me!