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Networking

Video An explanation on social networking can be found at "Social Networking in Plain English" (YouTube.com)
Video Listen to audio clips of PhD students' views on networking from beyondthephd.co.uk (Liz - "networking", Russell - "networking")
Video

Get Social Networked and Get Hired! Facilitator: Paul Mullan (measurability.ie) at the gradireland Summer Fair 2012. (youtube.com)
This seminar outlines:

  • How social media can enhance your job search (LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter).
  • How to create an impactful LinkedIn profile.
  • Key strategies to increase job market visability using social media.

 

book CAS Occupational Surveys (in relevant occupational folders) conducted in Ireland, these are useful sources of information on employers recruiting graduates. The following sectors were surveyed: publishing, international development, medical devices, pharmaceutical / chemical / bioindustry, environmental consultancy.
Internet CAS section on identifying your skills.
Internet Manage your Job Search Creatively - get an overview of this workshop to start developing your own creative strategies.
Internet Read Destinations® advice on making contacts and building networks.
Internet TCD Alumni Office - find out information on alumni activities around the globe. View the TCD Alumni Network 2010 slides on Effective Networking
Internet www.linkedin.com - over 70 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. See TCD Alumni group.
Internet Company directories are also useful to identify organisations across the sectors - www.kompass.ie and www.fame.ie.
Internet Read more about networking tips for researchers at http://www.vitae.ac.uk.
Internet Small to Medium Sized organisation are important recruiters in the Irish labour market. Remember Irish Small to Medium Sized Enterprises for networking opportunities and Small First Association.
Internet www.academia.edu - network with academics. Search by research interests and department.
Internet www.postgraduateforum.com - connects students, post-docs and lecturers to discuss any issues relating to postgraduate study.