A number of past Impact Challenge participants have shared that they are interested in developing their LinkedIn profiles. This bonus activity, adapted from Stacy Konkiel’s “The 30-Day Impact Challenge,” will help you customize your profile to highlight your work.
Bonus Challenge: Connect with other researchers
Connecting with other researchers on LinkedIn is just one more way to build an audience for your research. Connections help you maintain relationships with past and current colleagues, who are likely interested in the work you’re doing and want to read about it.
Use the Add Connections tab in the top right corner of your profile to connect LinkedIn to your email account. LinkedIn then suggests Connections based on your contacts. An important
rule to follow for LinkedIn is to only select Connections you actually know and feel comfortable asking to keep in touch (e.g., former collaborators, co-workers, and friends).