It used to be commonly accepted knowledge that academia and LinkedIn do not play nicely together. But those days are gone. While even academics need to get with LinkedIn, it is a MUST for all alt-acs to be on LinkedIn. Here's the top 3 reasons why, and some resources to get you started.
Additional resources about academic careers. Whether you’re looking for sites, books, articles, or information about careers or the job market, you’ll find it here.
I stumbled on an article about online learning that included an unexpected - but thought-provoking- point about career support. It served as a good reminder that mentors need to be mindful to offer their help to those who are online only (and not just exclusively to those who are physically present) and that all workers, women in particular, need more than one mentor at all times.
A new grant award from NIH to support a peer mentoring program for doctors and scientists provides a powerful reminder for why peer mentoring matters, and a model for how to implement it at any workplace.
Be a mentor. You are ready. I promise.
I believe so strongly in the notion that you didn't get to where you are without support, without cheerleaders, without both overt and behind-the-scenes advocacy. It's a huge part of the reason I share what I have learned and continue to learn in this blog. But it's not just the individual it benefits; it's also the entire profession.
Why it's so important for you to look into how much a job values professional development.