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Research Impact Challenge: Challenge 6: Supercharge your LinkedIn Profile - Make LinkedIn Work for your Research

Challenge Description

Challenge Six
Supercharge your LinkedIn Profile: Make LinkedIn Work for your Research

Many academics used LinkedIn “just in case someone contacts them.” Our job today is to make your LinkedIn profile great enough that others will be eager to contact you. We’re also going to build out your network a bit, so others can see the high profile work you’ve done. For today’s challenge, we’re going to:
    •    Highlight your best work
    •    Connect with other researchers
    •    Create a profile that presents the best version of you and also doesn’t need a lot of regular maintenance

In this Challenge, you'll begin to make your LinkedIn profile great enough that others will be eager to contact you. We’re also going to build out your network a bit, so others can see the high profile work you’ve done.

This session will be lead by Mehdi Piltan, Research Commons Graduate Academic Assistant.

 

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Acknowledgements

This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

The original challenge is Impact Challenge Day 5: make LinkedIn work for your research

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Challenge

In this Challenge, you'll begin to make your LinkedIn profile great enough that others will be eager to contact you. We’re also going to build out your network a bit, so others can see the high profile work you’ve done.

Step 1 - Present yourself

  1. Add a professional photo
  2. Write a headline and a short  summary
  3. Add your experience and education background

Step 2 - Network

  1. Find people from your professional email or other social networks
  2. Join  relevant groups

Step 3 - Find a job

  1. Follow relevant companies
  2. Save interesting jobs

 

Homework