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My Digital Footprint

Show me your Digital Footprint and I will tell you who you are!

What is my online reputation?

Interestingly, in today’s Digital world, one’s privacy can easily become someone else’s business and it is a shame to admit the little attention given to the importance of one’s digital Footprint hence why WEAVER and GAHEGAN, 2019 state: “every shred of digital data” left behind as a person conducts their life online, by friends and family as well as the individual themselves.

WILL MY DIGITAL FOOTPRINT PLEASE STAND UP!

My online presence ranges predominantly from Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter to Totaljobs.


I manage a business account on Instagram, I take advantage of this platform to share pictures and workout videos, incentivizing my target audience on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to raise the awareness of one’s Health is not an Expense but rather an investment. My account is fairly easy to find given that my user name is my full name, separated with an underscore


Initially, Facebook was “The” place to let loose to express myself as a teenager and with time I have become more and more detached from it. I hardly ever publish anything on Facebook, it comes in handy to stay in contact with family and friends.
Surprisingly there are a lot of Facebook users called Eric Martin, in fact, Eric Lee Martin, a famous American rock singer is the first person to appear when one looks up my profile.


My LinkedIn account is totally not up to date and honestly speaking I cannot remember the last time I logged into it and given its importance and utility, I am quite ashamed of that.


Once upon a time, I used to be quite active on Twitter, about 7 years an ago, however, I no longer remember my login details and I feel some worth defenseless as I may be self-inflicting some damages to my image to potential employers who may look up my account.

Totaljob is a Job-website I occasionally use to search for jobs, I have not dedicated a substantial amount of time to it even though I should.

WILL THE REAL DIGITAL ME PLEASE STAND UP!
I maintain a healthy Digital Footprint, as I have no embracing or disturbing images on any of my profiles nor have I ever made any punishable comment on a discussion site or as a review that could tarnish my image.

In order to build a professional Footprint as a professional marketer, I need to review existing contents connected to my profile as I have not implemented any privacy settings on any of these media platforms I utilize, delete an inappropriate contents that would reflect poorly on me, even though Pfeffer (Salganik, 2018), would argue against it. I will endeavor to join groups that foster my curricular or extracurricular interest I.e. follow Men’s Health on Instagram, to exploit the fitness sector and to share my workout videos on their page and by also contributing thoughtful response and questions.
I intend to build a brand for myself, most importantly on LinkedIn, by uploading essays and coursework I have performed well in and finally, implementing private settings on Facebook to avoid being tagged in content that would reflect poorly on my image. I envisage to attain this goals before the Easter break in order to apply for jobs.

Bibliography:
Salganik, M. (2018). Bit by bit. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
WEAVER, S. and GAHEGAN, M. (2019). CONSTRUCTING, VISUALIZING, AND ANALYZING A DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

Why Have A Gym Buddy

Why have a gym buddy: How to solidify your friendship.
How many times have you been tempted to abandon your workout halfway through? Those who may have trained at least once with a friend can confirm its benefits. You mate will boost you up when on the edge of giving up. If you are not convinced yet, here are reasons why it is best to have a gym buddy.

Having a gym buddy can fun, you can work out and laugh at the same time which is one way to make working out even more fun and stimulating. Instead of doing a simple plank challenge for example, you can enter the clap or throw a ball while doing sit ups.

One of the main reasons for doing sports together is social interaction as you can form a social group. Reaching a goal on your own is rewarding, but sharing your successes with friends who know how hard you have trained gives even more satisfaction. Sport together is not only more fun but strengthens friendships.

Even training with your partner has benefits for a couple. Not only does it improve the stability and happiness of a couple, but also the passion. All you need is a ride together, a bike ride or a gym workout.

Are you still on the sofa or have you already called a friend with whom to workout?

Leave us a comment and tell us if you prefer to train alone or in company and why.

Money Matters!

HULL UNIVERSITY OFFERING FREE MONEY TO STUDENTS Hull?

Firstly nothing comes for free in life, especially money. Now that I have your attention, I would like to point out the advantages of having a part-time job at the University of Hull.
It is to be mentioned the relevance and the importance of a part-time job at the University of Hull, I can testify of it. Regardless of pursuing a master’s degree,I have being able to find the time to work at the Student Union to earn some extra cash. How is this possible?

Sometimes Student finance may not be enough to cover your living cost and the only way to put up with the extra cost of living is to take up a part-time job. Now you may be wondering where you could get such opportunity.

Hull Student Union offers various part-time job opportunities, ranging from, Bars, restaurants, shops and Asylum (then University night club). Working on campus is convenient as you are not far from lectures and home. Working and studying on campus can make you feel more connected to the University. Secondly you get to choose your working hours in order to avoid any clashes with your lectures and to help you concentrate more on your studies during exam period after “Hull” the University Union Understands that your degree comes first. It is also to be mention that Hull Student union offer competitive wages.
Apply today to earn some extra cash at the uni of Hull: https://hulluniunion.com/jobshop/find-jobs/part-time

Reasons To Join A Sport Society At Uni

As enthusiastic as the idea of practicing a sport at university can be, it could also be as terrifying, due to the fear of reliving the horrible experience of sport classes in school.
Do you need a reason to joining a sport society at the University of Hull? Here are the 3 most beneficial:

YOU MEET NEW PEOPLE

For introverts, finding a group of friends at University can be difficulty hence why university societies and are in place to ease your way to finding people with common interests.

PERSONAL GROWTH

The people you will encounter and the skills you will acquire in whatever sport you choose, will promote personal growth and if you venture outside your comfort zone, chances are you will meet people very different from you.

BOOST YOUR SKILLS

University sport societies are intended to prepare you for the field of work. you will learn to work in a team. This is extremely valuable as most professions, you will have to work in groups with your colleagues. You will have to listen, talk and digest information and ideas. The teamwork skills you learn at a university societies will serve as a foundation for professional growth.

Clubs are an asset to increase personal growth and experience, and can help boost your curriculum and prepare you for a career after college.
What sport do you identify yourself with? 

Find out more: https://hulluniunion.com/sports/teams

Bibliography:

Baldwin, J. (2019). Why you should join a university sports club – even if you hate exercise. [online] the Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/sep/19/why-you-should-join-a-university-sport-team [Accessed 5 Mar. 2019]. 

Top Universities. (2019). Reasons to Join a University Sports Club. [online] Available at: https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/reasons-join-university-sports-club [Accessed 5 Mar. 2019].