With COVID causing chaos it can be hard to actually “develop” your career during this time. But, that does not mean you should stop thinking about it. So, instead of development I suggest “first aid” doing small things that will keep you “alive” so you can take advantage of opportunities that arise when we start […]
I struggled with this a bit myself for a while. I made videos for my various social media channels. Shared them. But it wasn’t until I recently that I set up a channel. And now I think the answer is – Yes, as an academic you should have a YouTube Channel.
There’s a lot of focus on academics having a range of social media channels – LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. But very little attention is paid to YouTube. Yet, YouTube is the second most viewed social media behind Facebook. And, depending on who you read – the future of content is video. So, get on […]
So, you’re working from home. Good on you for taking the leap! It will be a fantastic thing. Trust me, I’ve been doing it since 2008. But there are some things people should know that will make work, and home life easier.
I’m a huge advocate for academic researchers to be active participants on social media. To me that means three things: Having an account. Interacting with people on that channel. Posting content related to your research interests.
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Instagram one of the fastest growing social networks in terms of percentage of people who use it in Australia. It has more than 1 billion active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice […]
Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team or go it alone? To be clear I’m […]
We have to network. It is the key to success. You want a job? 80% (or more) of the job market is filled through who you know (aka your network), not what you know (aka cold via a job ad). Collaborators? They come via your network. Industry partners? Your network.