Linkedin workshop (June 2013)

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This session is delivered and designed by June Kay, Careers Development Consultant in the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre (Durham University), with the section covering publications and outputs designed and delivered by James Bisset, Academic Liaison Librarian (Research Support).

Networking with LinkedIN (November 2013) slides. Delivered as part of the Durham University Researcher Development Programme. Further Training available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/research/training/

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  • Slideshare presentations and blog posts can be linked to directly.
  • Slideshare presentations and blog posts can be linked to directly.
  • As well as including the publication details and abstract, you can also include a link directly to where the publication is available to anyone, no matter their affiliation or subscription paywalls, if you have deposited in an open access repository.
  • As well as including the publication details and abstract, you can also include a link directly to where the publication is available to anyone, no matter their affiliation or subscription paywalls, if you have deposited in an open access repository.
  • As well as including the publication details and abstract, you can also include a link directly to where the publication is available to anyone, no matter their affiliation or subscription paywalls, if you have deposited in an open access repository.
  • Linkedin workshop (June 2013)

    1. 1. Networking & Job Search Through LinkedIn June Kay Postgraduate Careers Consultant James Bisset Researcher Support Librarian www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    2. 2. Social Media -Why bother? Strong online presence highlights your credibility and current status to future employers and allows them to contact you Milkround Social Media Survey www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    3. 3. Motivation and the ability to network have far greater impact on research productivity than age, gender, job satisfaction, managerial support or teaching load. University College Dublin / Academic Profession in Europe: Responses to Societal Challenges www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    4. 4. www.linkedIn.com • the world's largest professional network • more than 100 million users • not a social networking site like Facebook or Bebo • used by professionals to network and get advice • more than 45% students and graduates have a profile www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    5. 5. Join now! www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    6. 6. Initial Impression Professional Headline - What’s your one sentence story? Not PhD student Durham University or Research Associate Durham University Photograph – professional appearance, head and shoulders shot www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    7. 7. Summary Use the summary area to demonstrate who you are www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    8. 8. Experience Keep your roles and responsibilities short and highlight key achievements or impact Ask for recommendations www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    9. 9. Education As with your CV gives details relevant for the area of work you wish to pursue www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    10. 10. Courses Select from all courses attended through employment and education including doctoral training programme www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    11. 11. Skills & Expertise Don’t be modest – reflect on transferable skills as well as research specific and technical skills www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    12. 12. Publications Over to James….. [Slide 2] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by demonsub. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/66397367@N05/6993902269 www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    13. 13. Publications and dissemination of your research Add sections for publications, slideshare presentations, blog posts www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    14. 14. Publications and dissemination of your research www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    15. 15. Publications and dissemination of your research www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    16. 16. Publications and dissemination of your research www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    17. 17. Publications and dissemination of your research www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    18. 18. Publications and dissemination of your research www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    19. 19. Boost dissemination of your research by creating additional access points www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    20. 20. Share your publication experience directly with employers who won’t necessarily have access to the published version www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    21. 21. If: 1) deposited in DRO or 2) deposited in another open access repository or 3) published open access in journal – can link to full text directly from LinkedIN profile www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    22. 22. Groups Join up to 50 groups www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    23. 23. Groups Search by key word e.g. Actuarial Ask to join Look at membership list Follow and participate in discussions Ask for / give advice and help www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    24. 24. Groups • Search box – change to groups • Pick a topic related to career interests • Browse the results • Pick a group • See members you are linked to www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    25. 25. For example- AGCAS Research Staff • 62 Members • 7 Members not 1st or 2nd connection • Click on their profile-Shows how you are linked • Can ask to connect • Can ‘invite to connect’ or send a message • Discussions – start or join • Jobs www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    26. 26. Durham Alumni • Over 13,000 Members • 20 sub-groups • Each of colleges • Some departments e.g. Earth Sciences • Beijing Alumni • Suggest a sub-group / start a discussion www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    27. 27. You try • Top right hand corner • Search box – change to groups • Pick a topic related to your research or career interests • Browse the results • Pick a group • See member you are linked to www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    28. 28. Companies • Change search criteria to companies • Find companies by sector and location • Research a company for networking / application / interview preparation • Overview / Careers / Insights • Company updates / Follow • See how many connections your network includes • People also viewed / employees connections www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    29. 29. www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    30. 30. Company You try……..ideas »Accenture »BBC Television »Cadbury »Barnardo’s »Own ideas?? www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    31. 31. People • Individuals you have met e.g. at conference • People you have heard of e.g. whose research you have read • School / university / previous work colleagues • Search using people • E.g. Iain Cameron, Head of Research Careers @Research Councils UK www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    32. 32. You can then ask your connections to introduce you www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    33. 33. Who do you want to find??? Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    34. 34. Search for jobs by keyword e.g. research associate & United Kingdom www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    35. 35. Top Tips • Specialities – these are key words linked together which help people find you via the search tool • Join career focused groups of companies • List your on-line portfolio, twitter feed and blog on your profile • Build up your network on-line through a planned approach Milkround Social Media Survey www.durham.ac.uk/careers
    36. 36. What are you waiting for?? Image Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net www.durham.ac.uk/careers

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