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PhD Futures - Digital Media to enhance the research profile

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PhD Futures

  1. 1. Developing your Research Profile via Social Media PhD Futures Careers Event University Of Salford - June 2009
  2. 2. What does it mean to have a profile?
  3. 3. Definition of profile: <ul><li>a representation of something in outline ; </li></ul><ul><li>a set of data often in graphic form portraying the significant features of something, </li></ul><ul><li>a concise biographical sketch ; </li></ul><ul><li>degree or level of public exposure </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does it mean to be a researcher? Courtesy of Jsome1 (flickr ID)
  5. 5. A researcher, someone who: <ul><li>observes a phenomenon by close examination; </li></ul><ul><li>reflects about the reality under study; </li></ul><ul><li>produces data about the observable fact; </li></ul><ul><li>disseminates his/her research findings; </li></ul><ul><li>Share his/her ideas; </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to scientific knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Media <ul><li>Enhancing Professional profile </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting your researcher ID Digitally </li></ul>
  7. 7. Do you have a presence online? <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Not? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Presence Blog wiki microblogging Social Bookmarking Presentation Sharing Social Network website Blog Prof. Network Scrap-Blog etc Active participation Show-case work & outline research activity Develop evidence of work in progress by reflection & active participation Profile
  9. 9. <ul><li>Where to start? </li></ul>What are the web possibilities? Background picture courtesy of foxypar4 (Flickr ID)  
  10. 10. <ul><li>How to make your online profile reputable? </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is understood by reputation? <ul><li>… . the opinion of the public toward a person, a group of people , or an organization(…) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. How we present & represent ourselves online DOES matter .
  13. 13. <ul><li>How much information to provide? </li></ul><ul><li>How much is too much? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Develop an online professional profile that is coherent with you face to face approach
  15. 15. Tips to enhance your online profile <ul><li>Give a bit of your professional self: </li></ul><ul><li>Share and reflect about your work, </li></ul><ul><li>allow others to provide feedback. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tips to enhance your online profile <ul><li>Cultivate the network around you </li></ul><ul><li>Participate actively in discussions of your area; </li></ul><ul><li>Become known among peers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Raise your profile by <ul><li>contributing to a wider community; </li></ul><ul><li>becoming an author; </li></ul><ul><li>sharing; </li></ul><ul><li>communicating; </li></ul><ul><li>interacting; </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanging views; </li></ul><ul><li>Learning with other; </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>
  18. 18. Some Examples : <ul><li>Top Ten Researcher Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Research Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Researchers Profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing Your Research Channel </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Image Credits <ul><li>Unless stated otherwise, all pictures were retrieved from Clip Art and Media Microsoft website </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You! Text Slides available at: