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Social network and job searching and SN for researchers


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Seminar at School of Advanced Studie - University of Camerino
june 2013

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Social network and job searching and SN for researchers

  1. 1. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY1Web Training 2013 – Unicam SASSocial Networks,Job Searching &ResearchCarlo Vaccari - UniCam carlo.vaccari@unicam.it
  2. 2. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BYThis material is distributed under the Creative Commons"Attribution - NonCommercial - Share Alike - 3.0", available at
  3. 3. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY3indexSocial Network & Job searchingLinkedin and other websitesRisks of the use of social networksSN for researchers
  4. 4. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY4Job searching and social networkAn Adecco survey on Digital Reputation and Social Recruitingle aziende i candidati
  5. 5. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY5Job searching and social network
  6. 6. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY6Job searching and social networkMotivi di utilizzo dei social media (aziende/candidati)
  7. 7. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY7Job searching and social networkElementi valutati dalle aziende
  8. 8. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY8LinkedinSome data about Linkedin:175 millions users60m+ USA, 16m+ India, 9m+ Brasil10m+ in UK 4m+ France3m+ in Netherlands, Spain and Italy2 millions of company pages1 million groups23% accesses from mobileOther info by Alexasince 2004: curve of interest according to Google
  9. 9. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY9LinkedinFeatures:inserting curriculum vitae and contacts list (needapproval or presentation)request to be presented to shared contactssearch for jobs, people, opportunities (see example)companies list available jobs and search for applicantsusers can “follow” companies and receive warnings“social” features: groups, blog integration, APInew! Endorsement
  10. 10. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BYFiastra, 24-25 ottobre 2012 10LinkedinMap!(also online)
  11. 11. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY11other web sites for job searchingSome websites has Facebook applications (es.Monster BeKnown ) using Facebook contacts to search forjobs or applicantsMany agencies have Facebook pages: see CercoLavoro orGiGroupInternet website, but not social network:multinational companies: Adecco, Monsterpublic websites: ClicLavorometasearch engine: Jobrapidonewspapers: Corriere della Sera Repubblica
  12. 12. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY12suggestions for job searching on SN1. Create a success personal brand:1.1. Complete the profile: use your name, use a photo suitablefor your job, fille the info, describe you presence in thenetwork (blog, website, SN)1.2. Privacy settings: “consistent” with your search – appliesto posts, links and photos (even tagged)2. Check the feed: alerts in friends streaming3. Be active in a group, in fan page, become “friend” of acompany – show yourselves, participate in contests4. Establish a dialogue with the company through a group, afan page, a user5. Try tools like Marketplace e Facebook careers
  13. 13. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY13the risks of SNs in job searchingPay attention to what you write about yourself in social networkRisks:- discrimination if you already have a job (damage the careeor become the subject of mobbing)- if you are searching for a job or looking to change jobyoung people are at risk for having published (years before!)contents that may not appeal to (potential) employersA complete survey about pros and risks of social networks:To log or not to log? - Risks and benefits of emerging life-logging applications (
  14. 14. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY14the risks of SNs in job searchingSuggestions:1. Search for yourself on search engines nd social networksand try to read them «with the eyes» of your employers2. Avoid writing info too much personal information (photo)3. Use the social networks features to restrict access to yourinformation4. In some cases, use a nickname5. Suggestions from Italian Privacy Garantor“Social network: attenti agli effetti collaterali”
  15. 15. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY15SN for researchersBefore the social networks:Digital bibliography web sites:- libraries:- (search)Publishers:- (online tools)Associations:-
  16. 16. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY16SN for researchersBookmarks and publications sharing:- evaluation:- www.peerevaluation.orgDesktop programs to manage bibliography:- http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net comparison: see features
  17. 17. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY17Science 2.0The concept of Science 2.0 identifies:the collaborative use of web platforms in order to facilitate thework of researcher;a renewal of the scientific method with the ability to collect /share huge amounts of data.The use of Web 2.0 in the field of science resulting in:new dynamics of work (social bookmarking, open notebook,data-sharing, e-science)new relational opportunities (social networks)new ways of publication (open access, preprint)
  18. 18. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY18Science 2.0Science 2.0 allows:organize research teams at a distancedefine projects and research protocolsorganize and manage scientific articlesseek and provide fundinganalyze bibliographiesperform analysis on the datacarry out researchpresent resultspromote open access
  19. 19. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY19open accessIn 2001 in Budapest a conference sponsored byOpen Society Institute with the objective of increasing effortsto promote the publication of research on the internet freelyAlong the Budapest Open Access Initiative free access givesreaders an extraordinary power to find and use the results ofresearch and gives authors greater visibility and greaterimpactTwo recommended strategies:Self-archiving (according to the standard Open Archive)Open-access journals (v. DOAJ)
  20. 20. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY20open accessIn 2008, the European Commission decided that 20% ofresearch funded by the Commission under the FP7 to bepublished as open access after an embargo of 6-12 monthsAction was followed by the European Research Council(open access publishing after 6 months), and then by theEuropean Science Foundation (ESF) and by EuroHORCSOpenAIRE is a repository where the results of Europeanresearch are stored - on the website alsostatistical information and a list of open access resources ofthe European nationsWorld Bank issued the Open Knowledge website where a lotof researches have been released under Creative Commonslicense (CC BY and CC BY-NC-ND)
  21. 21. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY21SN for researchersResearchGateWithin ResearchGate users have the ability to:define their own profile on the basis of academic titlesdescribe their research skillsenter their publicationscreate a network of contacts to establish collaborationsjoin thematic groupsdiscuss relevant issues
  22. 22. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY22SN for researchersResearchGate - 2- topics to follow for discussions on which questions areasked screeenshots)
  23. 23. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY23SN for researchersAcademia.edushows academics around the world in a tree structureaccording to their affiliation with universities and otheracademic departmentsallows each academic to have a web page easy to managewhere they can introduce themselves and leave their contactdetailskeeps updated academics about their interestsprovides a kind of service “locate and follow” to theresearch communitypromotes research and allows the dissemination ofpublications, articles and magazines
  24. 24. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY24SN for researchersAcademia.eduNews feed, which allows users to keep up to date on eventsin their field, including:publications of any kind;conferences;active projects;questions, answers and status updates on scientific topicssee analytics and profile
  25. 25. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY25SN for researchersother networks:Scitable from Nature network: groups, topic rooms, blogsMendeley generate bibliographies, collaborate, find papers(cloud and desktop application - freemium)Biocrowd discussion, blogs, job searchingDottNet reserved to medical communities, exchangeinformation, content, more than 160k operators (Sermo inUSA)Epernicus mainly addressed to researchers in thebiomedical fieldLabRoots messages, bibliographies, Q&A
  26. 26. Layoutbyorngjce223,CC-BY26SN for researchersIntegration with other networks:see example ResearchGate: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin,Google+Continuity?: see UniPhyIn the future: autonomous platforms or sectors/groups insidebigger Social Networks?