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Using Social Media

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What you'll learn

This course is free for eligible Hackney residents. This 2 day course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use social media to build a network of useful contacts. Social Media can be a useful for making your CV or portfolio accessible to employers and being notified of career opportunities. This course will teach you how to develop your network and promote your personal profile. It covers how to set up and manage your profiles on: LinkedIn, Facebook and X. View course dates and booking form.

Entry requirements

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This online course is taught using Microsoft Teams

What does this mean for me?

Our courses are normally taught in person. To keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we're doing all our teaching online instead.

You'll need a computer or smartphone with a good internet connection.

Your tutor will send you detailed instructions before lessons start.

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Completing this social media course will enable you to do the following and more:

Setup and manage a LinkedIn profile page
Setup and manage an X (Twitter) account
Setup and manage a Facebook page
Open doors to new contacts, new information, and new opportunities
Understand how to promote your own personal profile through multiple social media channels
Use social media for marketing, communication, research, and information gathering
What is LinkedIn?
Set up your LinkedIn profile with key information
Use keywords so your skills and services get noticed
Know LinkedIn etiquette and best practices
Publish content on LinkedIn
What is Facebook?
Creating a Facebook account
Understanding Facebook timelines, finding friends, lists, status updates
Creating a Facebook page
Using a Facebook page to promote a business or event
Develop Facebook engagement
What is X?
Setting up an X account
Writing Tweets
Following people and gaining followers
What to say / what not to say
How to measure your success
This course is provided free of charge to Hackney residents who have UK/EU citizenship and were aged 19 or older on 31/08/2023. To enrol you will need to have a Hackney address. The course runs on 2 days – one day a week for 2 weeks.

A deposit of £16.67 +VAT is required to book. The full deposit is refundable on completion of the course. To complete the course you must attend on both days and complete the enrolment form and any other requested GLA funding related forms.

Places are booked on a first come first served basis. We are operating a stand by / waiting list in case courses are fully booked. You will need to have at least basic PC or Mac skills. If English is not your first language you should have a good level of English in order to participate.


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