Making Your Mark: Academia, Social Media, & Employability

     
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A key speaker at our Digital Academic event at University of Warwick, Nadine Muller, Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History, Liverpool John Moores University discusses techniques to bring your skills to life using social media. Recorded live on on 23rd March 2015.

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Social Media can allow you to make really valuable connections that you would not otherwise be making. “It also enables people to see your work first-hand, so you can actually raise awareness of your work with people, you can actually speak to people, you can show them your work in lots of different ways, not just in the PDF of your article or in the little extract of your book that might be on the publisher’s website. You can do that in lots of different, innovative ways and creative ways that might really stimulate people and that may make them aware of you”

Remember – no one is going to you a job just because you are on twitter. And no university will hire you just because you have a blog. However using social media can make people aware of you, which can open up opportunities, to showcase your work, to find others in your field and to potentially even collaborate.

Nadine Muller, Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History, Liverpool John Moores University

Nadine was awarded her doctorate in February 2012, and she took up her post as Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History six months later. Nadine has a particular interest in postgraduate and early-career development, including the training needs of doctoral students and early-career researchers and is the creator of The New Academic.

 

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