I was talking to a friend recently, and they were talking about a change of career. They weren't looking to change sector, or anything really dramatic, but they were finding it harder and harder to keep up with the software required at the core of their job. When you are a freelancer, you don't want … Continue reading #Thing7, #Thing8: Managing your references and the copyright of content (yours and theirs…)
An occasional series in the spirit of Beachcomber’s “Dictionary for Today”. Storey teller: garralous foreman of a multi-level building project. -------- My journey through #23ThingsFor Research continues next week. -------- #AprilA2Z is coming...
Three weeks into the #23ThingsforResearch programme and we're looking at what might be called professional social media. Of course it might not, because we're not talking about analytics or using a professional team to mount a sales campaign via Facebook, but rather social media platforms that are specifically aimed towards the professional end of things, … Continue reading #Thing6: The Professional Network
I've been recommending '23 Things' to students for a number of years and when they ask "what is it?" I usually lead with the facts that it's about 1) understanding social media and 2) curating your personal brand. It's interesting the range of reactions that the second statement elicits. Some roll their eyes and murmur … Continue reading Things 4 and 5: Personal Brand and Twitter
For regular readers of my blog post, I'm going to be doing an online course called 23 Things For Research (home page here). This is going to take a few weeks, and each week I'll be covering a few different things that we are asked to look into. The first three things are to set … Continue reading #Thing1: my first 23 Things post
An occasional series in the spirit of Beachcomber’s “Dictionary for Today”. Abverb: heavy words that help you exercise your stomach muscles.
As usually happens with @funsizesuze, we were catching up about a few things and the converstation drifted into Equality, Athena Swan, and all that jazz. One of the things that has been beaten into me over a number of years is that we should avoid gendered language. There has been a decline in the use … Continue reading For she’s a jolly good Fellow…?