Owner: TrainerofTrainers

Module members: 11


Course objectives and aims:

The module aims at helping the user to have skills and competences 

  • To be aware of and block personal footprints
  • To be able set up effective personal profiles for employers
  • To be able to use search engines for purposes including effective job search opportunities
  • To be able to set up alerts for employment opportunities and news

Learning outcomes:

 After studying this topic, the student will:

  • Develop skills on  tracing personal footprints in various SM tools.
  • Have the competency to create, edit and recover their own profiles aimed at employment opportunities.
  • Be able to search for any information related to new job opportunities through search engines using various search methods.
  • Be able set alerts for employment opportunities in various SM tools.



1. Digital / internet footprint

  • What are internet footprints?
  • Why is tracking of personal internet footprints important?
  • Where are internet footprints stored/ how are they blocked?

2. How to find forgotten profiles on the internet

  • What is a profile?
  • How can I find my profile?
  • How to construct a successful personal profile for employment purposes?

3. Privacy settings and restrictions

  • What are privacy settings
  • How can I make privacy settings

4. Search engines

  • How can I find a website (information) I am looking for?
  • Visual or video search
  • Searching for news on search engines

5. Setting alerts for job opportunites



  1. Pew Internet: Digital Footprints:http://www.pewinternet.org/files/old-media/Files/Reports/2007/PIP_Digital_Footprints.pdf.pdf

  2. Garfinkel, S; Cox, D. Finding and Archiving the Internet Footprint. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/01/digital-shadows-alastair-paterson  
  3. How to get back facebook account : https://www.facebook.com/help/185747581553788
  4. How to Set Up Google and Twitter Alerts: http://www.buildbookbuzz.com/articles/google-twitter-alerts.pdf

Further reading:

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