Create An Online Profile To Benefit From Your Academic Career.

By Jane O’Hara:

There are many benefits to having your own online presence. First, it is developed in a modern veteran or CV. Where all your educational and employment information can be viewed. Benefit from a positive professional presence, easily accessible at the click of a mouse, providing permanent details about your research interests or other career achievements. The idea is to consolidate all this information. So that you and your professional life can be easily demanded.

Online Professional Education:

The advantage of an online profile is that once developed, the site can be updated regularly with new information. For example a grant award, a conference where you presented research data or a dissertation you just published. Also, the specific information you decide to offer. It can be overcome. In fact, you can customize the way you customize your personal ‘brand’.

An online profile can be used to keep peers away from your professional activities and keep you connected to a wider community. It can also benefit you in your job search. Whether in the field of your current career or a new job.

Below are some strategies and online tools!


LinkedIn is the top tool these days for building business networking and professional links. When your contacts add information to their profiles, it allows you to notify other people in your field. Having relevant keywords on your profile means that potential employers can find you and find you more easily. Conversely, if you are looking for a job, you can use your established network of contacts to help you in your search.

Lab / Department Website:

A site that includes research into everything in the lab group such as research interests, current studies, list of publications, etc. There is a one-stop-shop for everyone, who wants to check out your labs, such as potential students or colleagues. Each lab member has its own tab, which can guide interested parties there and show how each individual’s research fits perfectly into the lab (or department).

Personal educational sites

As mentioned above, but it is more useful to list all your academic and related interests and achievements to date. Not just individuals associated with the current situation. It can go anywhere with you, where you can work at a certain time.

The Academy is a social networking site for academics. Where you can upload journal articles, even unpublished manuscripts, and contact other researchers in similar areas of interest. Mendeley is a reference management site, which has doubled as an online social group. According to the terms of their use, Mandali’s duties are: “Assisting you in listing and managing your academic papers and articles. Sharing your knowledge and scientific knowledge with selected peers. Enabling you to discover academic knowledge and detailed search of scientific papers; to keep in touch with and facilitate research projects.

Blogs Or Podcasts:

Creating blog posts or podcasts is a great way to showcase your research. These messages have the dual benefit of reaching a wider audience than traditionally published magazine articles. Also, new information can be added regularly.

Social Media:

Using social media sites like Twitter and Pinterest. The latest research can help you keep up to date. They can also help you network with people in your area of ​​interest (see the website below on how educators can get the most out of Twitter).

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