What is web2jobs?

web2jobs is a European-wide project tasked with reinforcing digital competence and bridging the worlds of education and work.  Eight partner organisations from across the EU will work together to provide a Web 2.0 enhanced employability learning programme for supporting mature, unemployed adults. 

What will it do?

The web2jobs project will develop and pilot a comprehensive ‘Train the Trainer’ programme for Vocational Education, Employability and Adult Education providers. The focus of the programme will be the effective use of Web 2.0 and social networking media for improving the employability of mature adult job seekers.

How will it work?

web2jobs will target particularly older Trainers who are unfamiliar and/or uncomfortable with social media and who do not currently use it to support learners.  The ultimate beneficiaries (job seekers aged 45 +) are also those who are least likely to have embraced social computing in the search for employment.

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The web2jobs project is grant funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme for the Development of Innovative ICT-based Content, Services, Pedagogies and Practice for Lifelong Learning (Key Activity 3).

 

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Our partnership consists of organisations from 8 EU countries: France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the UK.
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  • Employability through Social Media

     Global study amongst employers emphasises the increased importance of social media in recruitment:

    “94 per cent of respondents use or plan to use social media for recruiting, an increase of almost ten percent from the 83 per cent using social recruiting in 2010”(Jobvite, 2013) .

Social Media in Recruitment

Social Media in Recruitment

“94% of recruiters use, or plan to use social media for recruiting.” (Jobvite 2014)

Are you a ‘digital native’?

Are you a ‘digital native’?

Social media is becoming an increasingly common feature of the world of work and this trend looks set to continue.

What does Social Media offer?

What does Social Media offer?

  • Shared networks!
  • Connections!
  • Collaboration!
  • Recruitment Opportunities!

Social Networking Sites

Social Networking Sites

94% of all recruiters report having hired someone through LinkedIn. Facebook and Twitter reached only 65% and 45% respectively in 2014.