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Create a Professional Online Presence

Institute of Coding, University of Leeds

5 mins

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In this FutureLearn course from the Institute of Coding, learn how to carefully craft an online presence that leaves a great first impression with potential employers.


Create a Professional Online Presence

Create a Professional Online Presence

by Institute of Coding


When you think about social media and the internet, you might think about cat videos and your friends' vacation pictures. The internet has become a place for personal expression; however, it can also be harnessed to advance your professional career.

Meg Pickard is a digital content consultant and trainer who has worked with leading online brands. In this course from FutureLearn and the Institute of Coding, Pickard outlines how to use the internet to your professional advantage.

Learners can expect to learn about the best platforms to share professional achievements, the importance of privacy settings, how to grow a professional network, and more. When you learn to walk the fine line between a personal and professional online presence, you can use the internet to help you get jobs and move up in your career.

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Online content has the power to spread your message quickly and effectively, but if your message is misinterpreted, the wrong impression can also go viral.

- Meg Pickard

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