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08/03/10
Internet Presence. LinkedIn Profile
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Leadership, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 7:55 pm

There is evidence that it is important to
establish
and maintain a technical internet
presence
, like in your LinkedIn.com profile. 
It is separate from
your professional
affiliation and can list several
important
items that you want people to know
who
might want to contact you for various reasons.


Career consultants suggest also providing a
folder
in a “cloud location” (like google docs)
that contains
publications, presentations,
patents and posters.
  The usual authors, titles
and citations and a
link to .pdf or .doc file
should be provided. 


Specific elements of one’s profile might be:

1 NAME THAT YOU ARE KNOWN BY AND
  APPEARS WITHOUT CONFUSION ON
  YOUR RESUME OR CV

2 ONE LINE TITLE OF EXPERTISE

3 SUMMARY
  bulleted list of skills and accomplishments
     designs, syntheses, characterizations
     teams led
     goals achieved
     strategic impact of projects ($$, time,
proprietary position without violating any
agreements)

4 QUALIFICATIONS
  bulleted list of specific items with
differentiating
detail, showing depth of
understanding and
familiarity

5 EXPERIENCE
   Post-doctoral, graduate and
undergraduate
research, development and
team activities

   Management and supervisory training
   Business school or Education experience
and
training

If areas formally different, it might still be
significant
for networking purposes.

6 EDUCATION
   Formal education– degrees, departments,
institution, location, and information links

7 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
   What groups do you belong to?

The Blog “ReCareered” provided another
perspective on what the profile
might contain. 
A few highlights
to take note:

A. list specific areas and subjects in which
you have
achieved;  generalists do not seem
to draw attention
in these profiles

B. think about what it looks like in the finished
document.  Long paragraphs will not be read.

C. Volunteer activities, community involvement,
manuscript reviewing are fair game.

D. Other online activities, web-pages, list-servs
and
key professional networking tools are helpful
to point to your on-line presence.

E. Getting appropriate recommendations has
value.

3 Responses to “Internet Presence. LinkedIn Profile”

  1. site admin Says:


    RE-CAREERED provided strong advice about
    LinkedIn recommendations– who to ask, how
    many to have, how to negotiate and follow-up. 
  2. site admin Says:


    Some tips on ways Job seekers can proactively
    use Linkedin.com are mentioned in a nice post
    by Sital Reparelia


    1. Does your profile indicate that you are
    interested in new opportunities? Change it if
    it does not.
    2. Are you posting something of value to your
    group or a comment or response to a question
    every week? Get into the habit of improving
    your communication skills and demonstrating
    your competence.

     Other items are listed in Sital’s post.

  3. site admin Says:


    Also, Sital listed:

    3. Post a weekly status update.
    4. Apply to join in appropriate LinkedIn.com groups.

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