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Is LikeToBe a Social Media Platform and how do I make sure that our students’ data is protected?

LikeToBe is a professional Networking platform not social and Students’ profiles are not made public or are searchable.  Students, although required to complete as full a profile as possible, do not need to input their full surname or use their photo, but can choose to upload an image (as long as it is suitable and professional).

LikeToBe uses student data to match student profiles with employers and to provide impact reports to schools/colleges that can be used in career reporting.

Students can de-select to be contacted.

GDPR for Students

Do you share or sell students’ data?

No, we don’t share or sell any information. 

Are Students’ emails visible?

No, student email addresses are neither public or visible.

How do I go about following people? And how do I find them?

Use the “Search" Facility to find organisations - type in the name and click the magnifying button

Once you are on the profile that you want, click the “Follow As” button which is just underneath the Organisation's logo.  You will see your profile name on the drop-down list - select it and you are now following that organisation.

What is the Timeline and what can be posted?

The timeline is like an activity page - rather like the one you get on Facebook.  You can upload useful webpages, articles and information that you think other people and your followers will find interesting. 

For students - upload any good news stories - have you won an award; are you participating in any events that you think employers might like to find out about

For educators - are there any useful school or college events that you might want to advertise or showcase?  Are there useful careers webpages that you might want to highlight to your student followers?

For Employers/Professionals - what has your organisation achieved?  Have you won any awards or have you got any good news stories?  Do you have any useful webpages on your company website that you think that students might find interesting.

How can I ask a question?

To ask a question regarding LikeToBe, the site or general Careers advice, go to “Help and Support” on the home page, select “Ask Us A Question” and post your question.  (Have a look at previous questions first to see whether yours is there and has already been answered).  This is a moderated forum that will send an email to the LikeToBe team and they will be prompted to reply.

To ask a question to one of the organisations in our Network.  Use the Browse Employers button at the top of the home page and scroll through our network using the back and next buttons; select the employer you want by clicking on their logo; this will take you to their profile page.  From there, click on the Forum button and post your question there.  This will trigger an email to that employer and they will be prompted to reply to your enquiry.  

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