Developing Local Resources
Local resources complement both national and international resources. There will be many adults who value what is happening in their local area/community right now and any opportunities that are open to them. In developing local resources, it is important that they are well presented, attractive, accessible, up-to-date and most important of all, accurate.
When developing local resources, consider the following:-
Use a timeline calendar to note important dates such as grant applications, career fairs, or release of new prospectus;
Date documents so that you know how old they are and which is the most up to date version;
Information is out of date quickly so remove old documents and replace with up to date information;
Do not throw old documents out until you have replaced them with new versions;
Keep master copies of documents and highlight them ‘Master copy, do not remove’;
When developing factsheets locally, refer to national, public websites for the most up to date information to inform your factsheet;
Remember to use hyperlinks in your online resources, so that you are fully up to date.
Can you think of any other tips to add to this list?