In this interview, Aparna discusses how she knew she didn’t want to stay in academia but needed help transitioning into industry. She talks about how she found the detailed networking information, available in the Cheeky Scientist Association, most helpful for successfully transitioning into her current role as a Medical Writer. Congratulations Aparna!
There are 546 million people using LinkedIn (LinkedIn). That is an astounding figure. It’s wonderful that LinkedIn creates a place for you to be able to connect with so many people. But, how can you stand out in the sea of 546 million people? How can you get noticed by the people within your target industry and location? By using keywords. 95% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find job candidates (US News). And, keyword searches are the most common way to find the right job candidates. Recruiters rely on LinkedIn’s algorithm to show them the most relevant profiles based on their keyword search. As a job seeker, it’s your responsibility to make your profile keyword optimized so that you show up in these search results. Without a keyword strategy, your LinkedIn profile will be lost in the crowd.
Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, interviews, transferable skills, academic blues, industry positions, and business acumen. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.
Are you aware of the importance of LinkedIn in your job search strategy? Would you like to learn how to build an attractive LinkedIn profile? In this episode of Cheeky Scientist Radio, we interview Donna Serdula, who is the best-selling author of LinkedIn Makeover and will shed light on how to prepare an effective LinkedIn profile to catch the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. In this podcast, you’ll learn: How to turn your LinkedIn profile into a recruiter magnet How to leverage your LinkedIn Network How to crank up your impact & results on LinkedIn To get advanced access…
According to Jobvite, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to screen candidates. These recruiters use LinkedIn to judge not only your qualifications, but also how you would fit into the company. Your professional profile is your first impression on new connections and potential employers. A study at Cornell University, as reported by Science Daily, found that first impressions, although formed in seconds, can alter the way you are perceived even after 6 months. In other words, there is really no overcoming a bad first impression — you must do all you can to make the best first impression possible, which includes having a high quality professional profile. Don’t ruin a potential job opportunity with a bad professional profile.