A Profesional NetMe-In Journey

A Profesional NetMe-In Journey

The main goal of NetMe-In is to help young people far from employment (such as NEETs) finding their place in the Jobsmarket by including them in appropriate Professional Social Networks, managing efficiently their Digital professional Identity (DPI) and supporting them through more efficient accompaniment networks. The access to NEETs is not easy; they are often far from the usual circuits. NetMe-In has chosen to work with the usual (and less usual) “intermediaries” who can have access to these Young people in difficulties, and are able to help them to get back on track into the “Journey to work”, meanwhile getting tips and tricks about making a good first impression and the perfect selfie.

Are you a Job Seeker ?

Do you need to: (re)build self-esteem and trust; value experiences (precarious jobs, interim, summer jobs, family business, sports, etc.); value Web 2.0 literacy in applying these competences to manage a “profession” DPI and get access to the job market?

Are you a Young Jobseeker, An Employment Counsellor or a Recruiter: Find out what NetMe-In can do for You? The video below shows what professional social media networks can do for you, as a young person to get a job and kickstart your career !

First Impression

First impressions of social traits, such as trustworthiness or dominance, are reliably perceived in faces, and despite their questionable validity they can have considerable real-world consequences. We sought to uncover the information driving such judgments, using an attribute-based approach. Attributes (physical facial features) were objectively measured from feature positions and colors in a database of highly variable “ambient” face photographs, and then used as input for a neural network to model factor dimensions (approachability, youthful-attractiveness, and dominance) thought to underlie social attributions.

Researchers at the Department of Psychology at University of York analysed 1,000 images of faces in order to find the specific facial tics and features that help make a good first impression. The research was on 3 themes:

1. Approachability –“Does this person want to help or harm me?”

2. Dominance – “Can this person help or harm me?”

3. Youthful-attractiveness – etc.

”Even arbitrary features in a face can influence people’s perceptions … careful choice of a photo could make (or break) others’ first impressions of you”

Richard Vernon
PhD student in the Department of Psychology

If you want to read to full article of the University of York, click here Ofcourse has NetMe-In some tips and tricks for you. We would imagine you would be very interested ‘how to make the perfect #Selfie ! So what should you do to make a chill selfie?

Below the Chill Picture Check List:

  1. Smile with teeth
  2. Dark-colored suits, light colored button downs
  3. Jawline with a shadow
  4. Head-and-shoulders, or head-to-waist photo
  5. Squinch – Please watch the amazing ‘ Peter Hurley’ Video below
  6. Asymmetrical composition
  7. Unobstructed eyes

Building your professional Profile

Building your personal profile or your digital professional identity (DPI) means starting from the reflection on yourself to be able to present yourself at the best to others. Your e-profile must valorize your personal and professional experiences.

An e-profile is:

  • A personal experience folder
  • A list of skills, evidence, documents
  • A portrait

Build a list of your educational, social and professional experiences as exhaustive as possible. Do not neglect experiences and skills that seem banal to you! Once the list is ready, cross it with your “life story”, with your recent and current activities. For each  identified competency, try to define your level of “performance” (general knowledge, use of terminology, operational control, knowledge transmission, innovation and creation, …). We will publish soon some video’s about I-Branding in our next blog/article around social media profiling  and branding a DPI.

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