Your Social Media Persona
Young people communicate and engage with the world through social media on a daily basis, but do they really stop and think about what they’re engaging with and posting online? In the digital age we are living in, it has become more common for recruiters and employers to scan candidates’ social media and personal profiles, making it more important than ever to use these platforms responsibly and effectively. By further exploring issues such as personal privacy, media literacy, leadership, and networking, our goal is to provide youth, parents, and educators with resources and activities to ensure youth make a positive impact with their digital choices and behavior.
In the sections below we have provided additional resources to support our live event and to provide opportunities for youth to engage in personal development and career exploration.
For this topic, we will hear from two dynamic speakers that are experts in harnessing the positive power of social media, Kevin Parent, the Social Media Lead at Ottawa Public Health, and Jennifer Casa-Todd, Teacher and Author of the book Social LEADia.
If you are under the age of 30, we would appreciate your help in completing a brief post-webinar survey to assist us with evaluating the impact of the series for our funder, RBC Future Launch. Be assured all responses will be kept fully confidential: https://bit.ly/survey_careers
Our e-learning series is designed to allow youth to confidently map out this next phase of their life through their own customized plan. These on-demand modules provide practical step-by-step guided instructions, curated resources and worksheets.
We currently have two modules available to complete. ‘Identify Your Skills’, guides youth through the process of breaking down their volunteer and work experience and helps them identify transferable skills they should include in their resume. ‘Build Your Resume’, offers youth step-by-step instructions on how to create their own resume, with an example resume and resume building tool to help bring it all together.
Our Career VLOGs provide an inside look into different careers, as each video asks professionals basic questions about how they started in their industry, what skills and education are required, and where they see the opportunities for youth interesting in getting into this line of work today. These vlogs will provide a starting point for youth to explore a career option that they may have never thought of pursuing.
We will be growing our library over the coming months – here are just a few to start:
Career Choices VLOGS- Speech Pathologist
Career Choices VLOGS- Hospital Pharmacist
Career Choices VLOGS – Director – Communications
Career Choices VLOGS- Audiologist
For those wishing to integrate the series into learning plans (whether at home or in the classroom), we have provided discussion guides and slides to help. We encourage you to watch the webinar and continue the conversation through the workshop.
While conducting research for this series, Experiences Canada reviewed a number of resources and we are pleased to recommend the following resources we believe are especially relevant for teens and young adults.