Use Social Media to Advance Your Career

Grow Your Network

Social media is social networking. Social networking by definition means you have to be social. Engage with people. Drop your contacts an email now and then to check in or ask them for some career advice. Keep your contacts always warm. I am a huge believer in picking up the phone, so make it a point to go through your social media friends and connect with people. You never know who has the next opportunity for you.

Use Your Real Name

Nicknames are fine, and I know that many people use them on social media, but if you’re looking to advance your career, make it a point to have an account using your real name so a potential hiring manager can find you. Some people have two accounts within their social media, especially Facebook (which by the way doesn’t look favorably on it, but it can be done). If you want to use a nickname and spend time sharing your political views, keep that account for your close friends and family. Use your real name for posting content any employer doing a search using your name can find.

Be True to You

Companies are looking to hire people who align with their business culture. So, when you’re using a profile picture, make it a point to let your personality shine through. Smile and look relaxed. If you’re an artist or looking to work in a cool start-up, look the part in your social media profile. Be who you are in your picture, or at least show your dynamic business side.

Follow Company Pages

An excellent way to learn more about companies or organizations you might want to work for is to follow their pages. And, if there’s a business of particular interest to you-comment and engage with people within the organization. Show your expertise in your particular field. When you post comments, make sure they’re thoughtful. Keep doing it consistently, and people will notice it within the company and outside of it.

Jobs

Unfortunately, social media is full of spam. But you can still use #jobs with another keyword to find opportunities. You’ll have to do some sifting, but you’re able to find thoughts leaders in the field at the very least, if not a job posting.

Get a Discount for Your Online Course

Check with leading online course providers

To make it possible for all learners to achieve their educational goals from wherever the are, online course providers make course discounts available. Most offer coupons codes that you can use to get a considerable cut on the amount of fees on your selected course program. Whereas the offers can be available at any given time, you may easily find then during year intakes and enrollment periods when most join colleges and universities. You can make comparisons so you take advantage of the best offer from a provider you can fully trust for quality education.

Go against the masses

It could be a good idea to start your course when everyone else is joining. However, if you are looking for discounts that make a difference of your tuition fees, then going against the masses could help. It is common for providers to offer discounts on their courses due during off peak times like when the traditional schools are on break or during festive seasons like Christmas and other holidays. The good thing about online learning is that you can join any given time and this way you stand to enjoy very good rates for you program.

Try two courses at a time

It is not the best approach but it can be a way for you to enjoy better rates. There are online course providers that will offer discounts if you choose to enroll for more than one course program with them. You do not necessarily have to put up with two complex programs at the same time; you can choose a short knowledge based course to go with your career program to enjoy such helpful discounts. Just ensure that you do not end up overwhelming yourself in the name of cutting costs.

Getting an education is really the greatest investment you can make in your life. You however must ensure that a quality one is what you get for it to make a difference in your life and the career path you choose. Quality education often times means cost but with the right approaches it is very possible for you to enjoy discounts and impressive fee rates on your program.

Biotechnology Books

  1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: This handbook is for scholars who are working on pharmaceuticals and applications of biotechnology in discovering and producing drugs. The book written by experienced professionals gives an overview of how to apply biotechnology in drug development process. This book will be of help to various genres of scholars like researchers, molecular biologists, cell biologists and also biochemists. The entire bio-tech industry gets much assistance from this book’s approach towards the extensive applications, regulations and validation methods.
  2. Molecular Biotechnology: This book (running its fourth edition) is continuously updated and revised to follow the day to day developments in biotechnology with almost 500 illustrations of the key concepts. The book deals extensively with how the scientific principles apply “recombinant DNA technology” in industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical and biomedical fields. The updated book has special chapters on the most current trends like cloning, gene therapy and genetic engineering. This book is specially authored for students featuring end of chapter review questions to assess their gained knowledge.
  3. Fundamental Laboratory Approaches: This is a laboratory textbook for students and scientists in biochemistry and biotechnology. This book trains students how to approach research problems and conduct and evaluate scientific research. Addititionally there is a unique chapter on using the web for your research plus a website that supports the book. Have fun and enjoy your modern research work and experiments.
  4. Calculations for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: This is actually the most perfect laboratory assistant for biotechnology students and technicians. There all basic scientific notations, explanations of key concepts and theories for each type of calculation and the recent applications of the procedures in the research laboratories. In the new edition there is an updated coverage of mathematics to measure gene expression and more sample problems for readers. The simple to follow format will surely solve your most frequently faced problems in gene discovery and analysis.
  5. Advanced Technologies in Bio-pharmaceutical Processing: This book describes how advanced biological processes like modification of somatic and embryonic cells are applied to the production of bio-pharmaceuticals. These advanced technologies produce hormones, modified proteins etc. This book is considered as probably the most user- friendly one ranging from large- scale animal cell bio-reactors to patient- customized products.