Social media is a great way of promoting your research and yourself. Whether you want an academic career or plan to explore other opportunities, you need to know what, when, how and why to make the most of social media and use it well.

You need to be an active contributor. It isn’t about posting your CV or profile and waiting for someone to approach you. You need to be creative and innovative in how you use it.

According to the Prospects website, 95% of graduate recruiters in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2015/2016 used social media as part of their recruitment process. Many smaller companies only advertise on social media – it is usually free, quick to access and will directly reach those motivated by and interested in a particular field or sector. Read the rest of this entry »