Join our LinkedIn group: Women in Bioinformatics
For those of you unfamiliar with Linkedin, Linkedin is a social networking site for people holding and seeking professional occupations. LinkedIn allows members to network and maintain those contacts online through Connections. Members may post their resumes, design a candidate profile, be notified of job postings from companies they follow, and can save jobs they would like to apply for. Likewise, employers may search for members and view their profiles. More importantly employers can see mutual connections that they and the member might share, allowing the employer to discover which of his/her existing contacts can introduce them.
The LinkedIn Women in Bioinformatics group will allow group members to be connected, share information on relevant job postings and other news, and most importantly it will build a strong specialized network among women working in bioinformatics and computational biology. Employers will be able to use the search engine to search for 'Women in Bioinformatics', and as a member your profile/resume will be available for display. Ultimately, this makes you more accessible to employers/network contacts via LinkedIn and moreover via popular search engines.