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  1. 1. Professional networking for biotechnicans www.Digital-World-Biology.com Sandra Porter, Ph.D. Digital World Biology
  2. 2. The connections you make now will be important your entire career www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  3. 3. But how do I keep track? <ul><li>People move </li></ul><ul><ul><li>between jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>locations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They change their names </li></ul><ul><li>They change email </li></ul><ul><li>They change phone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t check / use Facebook </li></ul>www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  4. 4. www.linkedin.com www.Digital-World-Biology.com A basic account is free!
  5. 5. What is LinkedIn? <ul><li>A database of contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>like an address book - but your contacts update the contacts </li></ul></ul>www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  6. 6. www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  7. 7. How does LinkedIn work? www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  8. 8. Things LinkedIn does.. www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  9. 9. Ways to use LinkedIn <ul><li>find contact info </li></ul><ul><li>keep track of people </li></ul><ul><li>email people </li></ul><ul><li>find information </li></ul><ul><li>share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>learn about other people’s networks </li></ul><ul><li>get introduced to people </li></ul>www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  10. 10. <ul><li>Who do I know or my friends know? in this city? this company? this industry? </li></ul><ul><li>in this city? this company? this industry? </li></ul>www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  11. 11. Job hunting with LinkedIn <ul><li>your resume is on-line </li></ul><ul><li>find people who are connected to companies </li></ul><ul><li>informational interviews </li></ul><ul><li>learn about companies </li></ul><ul><li>get recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>find job postings </li></ul>www.Digital-World-Biology.com
  12. 12. Employers use LinkedIn too <ul><li>Don’t treat it like Facebook - keep it professional </li></ul><ul><li>Best to accept and request connections from people you know </li></ul><ul><li>Employers will use LinkedIn for background checking </li></ul><ul><li>Look at recommendations </li></ul>www.Digital-World-Biology.com

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