Constructing an online professional identity (for HDR students)

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Presentation to the School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences Careers Workshop
September 5 2013
Deakin University

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  • Constructing an online professional identity (for HDR students)

    1. 1. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B CONSTRUCTING A PROFESSIONAL ONLINE IDENTITY (OR HOW TO GET A JOB) SUSIE MACFARLANE E-LEARNING EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPER SCHOOL OF EXERCISE & NUTRITION SCIENCES FACULTY OF HEALTH, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY HDR Career Planning Workshop School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences September 5 2013 #hdrchat @susie_mac
    2. 2. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Please go to: www.twitter.com/@susie_mac
    3. 3. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Represent yourself Connect with others Develop skills Discover opportunities Seek referees Demonstrate capacity Be trusted Secure position Build connections Mentor others
    4. 4. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B CONTENTS  Digital identity  Twitter  LinkedIn  ResearchGate  Blogging
    5. 5. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B DOES THE INTERNET THINK YOU ARE EMPLOYABLE?
    6. 6. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Who are you online? • Do a Google search… • Who are you on: • LinkedIn • Facebook profile • Twitter • ResearchGate / Academia.edu
    7. 7. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    8. 8. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Changing ideas of “Impact”
    9. 9. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    10. 10. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Twitter • Launched in 2006 • Users send messages of up to 140 characters • 500m users in 2012 - 340m tweets /day - 1.6b search queries / day • In the top 10 most visited websites
    11. 11. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Reach
    12. 12. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Types of Tweets
    13. 13. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Digital identity for academics
    14. 14. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research Groups
    15. 15. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research centres on Twitter
    16. 16. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research centres on Twitter
    17. 17. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research centres on Twitter
    18. 18. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research centres on Twitter
    19. 19. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research centres on Twitter
    20. 20. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Lists on Twitter • Go to twitter.com/susie_mac/lists • OR Go to my Twitter profile > click on Lists - You can follow my list of Research centres - OR follow SENS: my list of staff and students in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences • You may wish to create your own Public list of people to follow on Twitter (and tweet out the link of course)
    21. 21. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Twitter advantages Follow key researchers in my field Follow key journals in my field Follow important granting bodies who tweet important news before it is disseminated Set up a Twitter account for a SIG I run Tweet papers to others who may be interested Tweet live conference updates Retweet to share interesting findings and events; also builds networks Support others starting in Twitter with mentions and RTs Tks to @KylieBall3
    22. 22. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Researcher #2 use of Twitter • “From the choice of people and organisations I follow, Twitter has now become a primary research gathering tool for me. • What has surprised me the most is the relationships you can build through interactions with people, so Twitter is now expanding my professional network.” Tks to @CroweTim
    23. 23. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    24. 24. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    25. 25. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    26. 26. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    27. 27. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Connecting
    28. 28. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Information sharing
    29. 29. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Collaboration + recognition
    30. 30. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Event promotion
    31. 31. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Research dissemination
    32. 32. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B eMentoring
    33. 33. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Conference tweeting
    34. 34. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Job searching skills
    35. 35. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Job search
    36. 36. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Tweetdeck
    37. 37. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Professional Learning Network • Follow key researchers, mentors in your area • Follow Journals and research centres • Follow Hashtags #hdrchat #thesis whisperer #researchwhisper • Promote mentees • Show thought leadership by curating lists, asking questions, encouraging others
    38. 38. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Deakin resources: InterviewGold Online training modules in interview techniques and practice www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/services/careers/interview/interview-gold.php
    39. 39. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    40. 40. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B LinkedIn
    41. 41. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B LinkedIn
    42. 42. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B LinkedIn search
    43. 43. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B LinkedIn Profile • Connect to others in your field to keep in touch • Join relevant groups including Deakin Alumni • Post changes to your employment status • Post your publications, awards, achievements
    44. 44. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Researchgate Dissemination • Immediately share your papers, conference presentations • Publish results and ideas for feedback
    45. 45. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Researchgate Dissemination • Immediately share your papers, conference presentations • Publish results and ideas for feedback
    46. 46. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Researchgate Discover • Follow others’ research: findings + trends
    47. 47. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Researchgate Collaboration and networking • Verify skills - yours and endorse others • Comment on others’ work • Collaboration opportunities
    48. 48. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Researchgate
    49. 49. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Blogging Blogging • BLOGGER • WORDPRESS Websites • WEEBLY • WIX
    50. 50. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B
    51. 51. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Blog by Jacquie Tran: Deakin PHD student http://phdblog.jacquietran.com/
    52. 52. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Blog by Dr Russell Keast http://russellkeast.blogspot.com.au/
    53. 53. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Meta profiles and big data… #paranoia (or #narcissism) Vizify creates your profile based on your existing information on social networks
    54. 54. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Integrated social media strategy: Deakin Sensory #advanced
    55. 55. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Integrated social media strategy: Deakin Nutrition
    56. 56. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B The main thing… Create and maintain your professional digital presence (it takes time)
    57. 57. CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B The main thing… Listen, share, collaborate

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