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  1. 1. Transitions managing your online persona as your real life changes ScienceOnline'09
  2. 2. Career Parent New Job? New You? New Blog? Grad Student Postdoc Faculty Industry Tenure Transitions Pseudonym? Online Identity Family Blog Facebook Twitter Job Search Privacy Recognition Reputation Discretion
  3. 3. ScienceWoman Grad Student Postdoc Faculty Two Blogs Pseudonym Research Mother Scienceblogs.com Co-blogger
  4. 4. Propter Doc Postdoc Faculty Two Blogs Pseudonym Research Nature Network International
  5. 5. Meet the panelists: Alice
  6. 6. Meet the panelists: Chris
  7. 7. Meet the panelists: Scicurious
  8. 8. Transition Questions How have you dealt with transitions on your blog? Has your level of anonymity changed over time? What influenced your approach? Does your blog go on your CV? What advice do you have for others? Would you do anything differently?
  9. 9. Advice from Session Be ready with an argument to support your blog Polyblog – have an online 'professional identity' blog and a more private/support blog Dinner party test Think beyond blogs (online presence w/o blogs) Testing the waters
  10. 10. Advice from Session 2 Website: appearance matters rehabilitating a website presence being a human isn't always a bad thing be aware of the trade offs/risks be professional not confessional Don't let comments drag you out no tone of voice online EXCEPT CAPS
  11. 11. Advice from Session 3 think about how things come across get a trusted proof reader if unsure of topic know your workplace policies – help create them spell check know your rights know your boundaries sleep on it
  12. 12. “ I am, if we're to be honest, no longer useful to this community. I'm glad I did a post-doc - I learned a tremendous amount and adored writing this blog. But I decided to walk away from academic research. So of discussions of publication or tenure, committee meetings and mentoring issues? I have memories and ideas, but nothing of real value to add.” Katie @ Minor Revisions on going from Postdoc to Industry on blog minorrevisions.blogspot.com
  13. 13. “ I can't know for sure, but I think this blog helped me to get my current job... I even included the blog in my CV, under "science communication experience", and at least one of the several people who interviewed me had a look.” Cath @VWXYNot on putting your blog on your CV. www.vwxynot.blogspot.com

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