DO: Improve your creative skills

Blogging

  1. Your blog is part of your portfolio – It’s increasingly important for you to be able to showcase your skills and academic achievements. A blog is a great way to document and present your work online. It allows you to reflect on what you’re learning as well as showcase some of your best work.

  2. Develop a positive digital footprint – Your digital footprint is becoming more and more significant. It’s not uncommon for employers to do a simple online search to find out more about candidates. Whilst there are important steps to ensure you have the right privacy settings on your social media accounts, why not make a positive impact and make your name stand out for all the right reasons through your blog.

  3. Develop your communication skills – Blogging is an excellent way to demonstrate and develop your written communication skills. However, it’s also a great way to develop skills on other digital platforms that will make you more attractive to future employers. A blog doesn’t have to be written text, why not record a short audio piece or video to include?

  4. Share ideas and have a voice – Blogging about something you’re passionate about whether that's your studies or an extra-curricular activity gives you a voice. It offers an opportunity to highlight your thoughts and views and to share ideas with a global community. It’s a great way to make contact with like-minded people whose own experiences may enhance your learning and development.

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