“In today’s job market, there are estimates that more than 30% of jobs are currently filled by finding candidates through online job boards and sites like LinkedIn. This estimate is astonishing and very important to keep in mind if you are a job seeker. Times are changing. Never before have job seekers been able to so clearly highlight and promote their knowledge, their experiences, and their interests. I have often wondered though, why, so few people seem to realize the full potential to utilize their online presence to drive awareness and focus in their career search.” – Read the full article as published on BioCareers.com – Advice For Scientist –
Building a memorable online presence for career searching, by: Lauren Celano, Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial innovative life sciences companies.
“1. If you don’t, someone else will: Every website you register for, every company you’ve worked for, and every school you’ve been to, likely has a digital record online. Since everything that goes online stays online, your digital identity is forming whether you like it or not. When someone searches your name on Google, you want a positive professional page to pop up first- not an embarrassing myspace page from high school. Find out the social media your discipline uses and start defining yourself on it. Take control of your identity. You wouldn’t want someone defining who you are in person- so don’t let it happen online.”
“…there is one problem I see repeatedly: grad students don’t understand why they should be doing it. If I had a dollar for each time I heard someone say “Well, I’ve got an account but I’ve never really used it…” Read Full Article
“Tips & Tricks – The most important thing about a website is to keep it current. Published a new paper? Update your site. Teaching a new course? Update your site. Just got back from the field with some awesome photos? Update your site. Nothing says apathy like a website that hasn’t been updated since 2004 (don’t laugh; they’re out there).” Read Full Article