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Social media – For Students & Academic Staff on the job market

All of us use some form of social media for our personal interactions online. But have you shied away from creating an online presence highlighting your professional work?

According to Karen Kelsky in her article ‘How to Tailor your Online Image’  mentions that if you are looking for a job then you should have a curated internet presence that contains a ‘professional’ looking photo of you along with a summary of your research, links to your CV, articles and so on.

For academic staff, ‘How to Maintain Your Digital Identity as an Academic’ an article written by Kelli Marshal provides useful tips like monitoring yourself online, maintaining a consistent profile across different social media sites and avoiding your digital identities taken over by negative comments.

To learn more you can also read these books from NTU Libraries :

1. Deckers, E., & Lacy, K. (2011). Branding yourself : how to use social media to invent or reinvent yourself. Indianapolis, Ind. : Que Pub., c2011.

2. Kleon, A. (2014). Show your work! : 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered. New York: Workman Publishing Company, [2014].

Kelsky, k. (June 8th 2015 ). “How to Tailor Your Online Image.” Retrieved 22nd June, 2015, from https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1027-how-to-tailor-your-online-image?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Marshall, K. (Jan 9th 2015 ). “How to Maintain Your Digital Identity As An Academic “. Retrieved 22nd June, 2015, from https://chroniclevitae.com/news/854-how-to-maintain-your-digital-identity-as-an-academic#sthash.AZdypCjm.dpuf.

Journal Editors on Social Media

Jennifer Carpenter of Science Careers reports on how journal editors in Science are using social media, in this case Twitter, to reach out to new scientific communities, seek out potential reviewers, and keep up with the latest news in their respective fields. Read her article to hear more about how the Science editors are using Twitter.

On the flip side, NTU researchers can also promote themselves on social media. For example, links of their submitted peer-reviewed articles on DR-NTU are considered open-access so they can freely share them on Facebook, Twitter and other social research sites such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu.

If you need more information or guidance on sharing your work, contact Scholarly Communications or your subject librarian!