'Connecting past, present and future learners'
What's included in this episode?
What employers are looking for in students and young people
Find out about a Linked In pilot project with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority which uses ‘big data’ to understand student pathways in the Greater Manchester area
Connecting past, present and future students - ‘Sending the elevator back down to the next generation’
LinkedIN’s resources for teachers - resources, knowledge, communities - and how these areas are developing
China as the fastest growing country on LinkedIn
Why LinkedIN has moved on in student perception from ‘facebook to old people’ to a useful resource
How do Universities use the ‘big data’ of LinkedIN to map student journeys after graduation?
LinkedIN for teachers and universities
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ON SOFT SKILLS: ‘educational qualifications; in many ways are no longer providing the level of discernment that employees are looking for’
ON PROJECT MANCHESTER: ’It’s a good demonstration of working with a range of people to leverage our data for insights into a community or career sector.’
STUDENTS ON LINKED IN: ’It could be around ideas for career options or it could be to find people who might be able to help you.’
ON HAVING A LINKED IN PROFILE WHEN YOU WORK AT LINKED IN: ‘It’s not as if there are profile police coming around to your desk everyday.’
TEACHER FAMILIARITY: ‘‘Teachers - they’re not the strongest demographic on linked in yet, but certainly very important to us. We need the teachers onboard.’
CHINA: ’China is our fastest growing country at the moment’
ON LINKED IN: ’Presenting yourself effectively is not new; networking is not new’. We are just an enabler really.’
ON 400m USERS: ‘We have a lot of data and insight into different career paths’
ON UNIVERSITIES: ‘If you’ve got 100,000 alumni on linked in; how do you leverage that as part of your branding? It’s huge!’
PROJECT MANCHESTER: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pioneering-linkedin-project-to-change-the-face-of-recruitment-in-manchester
MICROSFT/LINKED IN DEAL: http://news.microsoft.com/2016/06/13/microsoft-to-acquire-linkedin/
UCL ON LINKED IN: https://www.linkedin.com/edu/ucl-12682
CHARLES HARDY: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/charleshardy @charleshardy
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