10+ (Surprising!) Ways You Can Use LinkedIn to Advance Your Career and Profession

LinkedIn is so powerful because it is based on the theory of six degrees of separation: you are connected to anyone else on the planet by no more than six degrees. So I know someone who knows someone who knows the person with whom you want to network. The more connections you have on LinkedIn, the more people you are connected to, and the more possible job opportunities you can access. Read more here.

I am about to graduate – what on Earth do I do now?

Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy. Number 1: Don’t Panic! It’s never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment. Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. Read this article, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career.

Entrepreneurship 101 for Early Career Scientists

Entrepreneurship is a very exciting and realistic career possibility for scientists. In fact, you already have  many of the basic attributes required to be successful in this path. It’s more hard work than you think and can be more rewarding than you can imagine. Get some ideas about what you’re in for and why you already have entrepreneurial skills by reading this article.

Transitioning your career from academia to industry

Making the transition from a career in academia to one in another sector is not as elusive or challenging as one might think. Science and engineering professionals who have spent time in academia have an amazing amount of skills that are transferable to a myriad of industries, and decision makers and hiring managers know this.
Read more here and watch a recording of the webinar here.

Escape from the Zombie Boss or Colleague

“Zombie bosses or colleagues are everywhere. They hide in plain sight and smile at you, but behind the scenes they are working up a storm to bring you down. They may steal your work or malign your reputation, or worse.” Read more of career expert Alaina Levine’s advice on how to deal with the zombies in your workplace!

Read the questions and answers from this webinar here!

Looking for a fellowship?

Are you searching for a new, obscure, or interdisciplinary fellowship? The website ProFellow.com can help you unearth some alternatives to NSF, NASA, Fulbright and other highly competitive fellowship programs. ProFellow lists opportunities available at any stage of your career. The ProFellow blog publishes posts about fellowships from recipients who found their opportunity via ProFellow as well as calls-for-applications, and  summaries of fellowships in specific areas.

Visit the  go-to source of information on professional and academic fellowships and find your next (unexpected?) step in your career!

Leveraging social media for networking and career advancement

Networking is a necessity for career advancement in science. And social media networking is no different. Your online presence, via websites, your blog, and personal profiles on channels such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter all serve as a way for interested parties to get to know you and your brand, or promise of value.

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