Interview of Aleksandra Pavliuchenko from Ukraine after the Training Course "Think before you post" in Yerevan
What is the most important thing you have learned during the training “Think before you post" ? How do you plan to share and use your knowledge?
I would say, that the most important thing for me was at the same time the easiest one. I never googled myself and was really surprised, when I saw my old profiles and resumes withawkward photos. I deleted some of them myself and also contacted few platforms for that purpose.
Do you have your own tips for creating a positive digital footprint?
A think the most important thing in that case is to understand how you want people to perceive you. Do you want to look as a banker, researcher or beauty influencer? And always make sure you checked your privacy settings, maybe ask your friend to find some weird information in your profile or check it yourself using incognito mode. Who knows, maybe everyone can see your meme folder are some school photos.
How could your social media usage and digital footprint affect the recruitment process for you? Did you consider during this training week to edit some of your social media accounts?
I definitely checked my privacy settings and made some of things private. Nowadays the link to your social media is often required in selection process for different projects, competitions and even scholarships so I definitely try to post just information about professional events and my research projects.