The professional community
There are a few social network online- some are more about the personal and private sphere, where some are more focused on work and profession. Besides the communities that are created especially for the academic world (see our chapters on Academica, Mendeley and Researchgate) there’s the professional community named LinkedIn.
How does LinkedIn work?
On LinkedIn you will first create a user account. By using a set of LinkedIn tools you’ll be able to build a page that contains your qualifications, education and resumé. You can also choose to add examples of presentations you’ve held, perhaps link to videos and link to your presence on other social media channels. It is also possible to connect to colleagues, students, people that you’ve met in your work.
As supposed to Researchgate and other social networks for researchers, your page on LinkedIn is public. So far the usage of LinkedIn is mostly common in english speaking countries such as United States and Great Britain.
LinkedIn has a set of functions that has similarities to other social media channels. You can join groups to exchange work experience regarding subjects, for instance alumni groups, or groups associated to various companies. You can also post status updates, like and comment other users updates.
Get started with LinkedIn
Linkedin has an interface that helps you to add relevant content, you can add degrees, past jobs, what you are doing today and what you are interested in. It is also possible to add skills. Users who are following you can choose to endorse your skills.
Examples of networks on LinkedIn
Would you like to book us for a seminar?
We can visit your department and share more information. We can for instance help your research team to get started with social media platforms.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This resoure has been established by David Lawrence, Maria Svenningsson, Kristin Krantz, Anna Söderström och Sara Råsberg. We work at the library, the ICT-studio and the Communication and market division at Linköping university.
Last updated: Tue Sep 19 11:39:31 CEST 2017