Get cybersmart for career success

For many of us, social media is an essential part of our daily lives with almost a quarter of us admitting to being hooked on it.  We use it to chat with friends, make social arrangements, play games and even find that perfect present.  But have you ever considered how you can use social media to help…

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LinkedIn or left out? Networking in education

While an increasing number of education professionals are beginning to recognise the potential of tools like Twitter and Facebook for connecting with peers or interacting with students, many find the benefits of LinkedIn more difficult to discern.  Although its popularity among industry and business professionals is well-established, its reputation as a job search tool has meant than educators and researchers…

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Blogging as a researcher

There are several reasons why you might want to consider blogging as a researcher.  Blogging requires a different writing style than traditional academic writing but it can still be great practice for writing-up and can help you get into the habit of writing regularly.  It is also a great way of establishing yourself as an…

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5 questions to ask yourself before starting a blog

Academics and researchers are repeatedly being told about the benefits of blogging and networking online.  And rightly so – there is a lot to be gained from broadening your writing experience and reaching out to new audiences.  However, starting a blog can be time consuming and, like many other career decisions you will have to make, it…