In celebration of Girls in ICT Day 2015 and as the third workshop in the Spring 2015 inQube "Build a Kickass Online Presence" series with Ms. Selma Franssen, the "Quantify Everything" workshop explores the question :
How can I make my online profile more compelling and sell myself online with numbers ?
Does your LinkedIn profile say that you are a good people manager, that you are creative or that you excel at giving presentations ? No doubt you are great at these things, but how can you make these soft skills stick with a hiring manager who reads standard lines like these all day ? ’I increased the number of Facebook likes for our company page with 365%’ sounds a lot more convincing than ’I’m a skilled social media user’. Or how about ’I gave 5 courses on conflict resolution to over 75 participants, with an overall participant satisfaction rate of 91%’ versus ’I occasionally give workshops and am good as public speaking’.
Lets start quantifying EVERYTHING and add those numbers to your resume bullets.
In this workshop you will :
find out how you can quantify your soft skills
explore how you can crunch and present these numbers without bragging
learn how the internet can help you create quantifiable projects when you have no job experience
If you would like to try out the hands-on exercises during the session, please feel free to bring along your laptop. This is not critical (or even central) to your being able to fully engage in and benefit from the workshop, however. Free wifi is available.
Snacks & Refreshments :
Light snacks and refreshments are provided at all inQube gatherings, but participants are also encouraged to bring supplemental items for themselves and to share. :)
The Workshop Leader :
The inQube "Build a Kickass Online Presence" series is led by Ms. Selma Franssen.
Selma Franssen graduated at the age of 21 with a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian languages, no relevant job experience and no money in the bank : a recipe for disaster. She decided that she would not let her geeky degree define the rest of her career. She set out to cultivate as many online communication skills as possible and to learn to write like a boss.
A stroke of luck got her a job as administrative assistant at a major music festival in the Netherlands. Within a year she was their web and print editor. She started a communications business and became an environmental warrior in her spare time. Communicating complex ideas in a fast digital world became her obsession and another stroke of luck brought her to Belgium to write about climate issues for independent news website DeWereldMorgen.be.
She has since developed (online) communications strategies for various Belgian NGO’s and writes for feminist journalist start up Charliemag.be She was selected one of the hundred most inspiring and innovative young Dutch people working in the field of sustainability by the jury of DJ100.nl in 2014. Selma is passionate about helping other women develop tech skills that can kick start or improve their career and to break free from traditional career structures.
The inQube "Build a Kickass Online Presence" Series :
The Spring 2015 inQube "Build a Kickass Online Presence" series is for Women of All Ages : Beginning and experienced job-seekers, girls who do not want to rely on one source of income, starters and freelancers. No matter your level of tech skills or your field of work, a lot of hiring, selling and pitching happens online these days. We all have an online presence (just google yourself) and if we don’t, that’s not in our advantage. So start claiming your online presence and leave a great impression on anyone who might type your name and press the search button !
Please find the Spring 2015 "Build a Kickass Online Presence" calendar below :
24 March 2015 : "Networking for Wallflowers"
2 April 2015 : "LinkedIn Like a Pro"
23 April 2015 : "Quantify Everything" - part of the Girls in ICT Day 2015 celebrations of the Digital Leadership Institute
The workshops in the "Build a Kickass Online Presence" series can be booked together at a discount, or may be taken as individual workshops.
International Girls in ICT Day 2015 :
The "Quantify Everything" workshop is part of an all day Digital Leadership Institute celebration of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 that includes the following activities :
17:00-19:00 - g-Hive workshop on "Girls & The Future Internet" : A hands-on workshop for girls*, ages 13-17, to promote active participation and leadership by girls in designing and building the Internet of tomorrow, for fun, safety and wellbeing.
19:00-20:00 - 2015 European Ada Awards Launch & "Inspiring Digital Leaders" Talks, hosted by Ms. Cheryl Miller, DLI Founder & Executive Director.
20:00-22:00 - inQube workshop "Quantify Everything" : Third workshop in the Spring 2015 "Build A Kick&ss Online Presence" series for women* by Ms. Selma Franssen, DLI Communications Director & inQube Community Manager.