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Transcript from #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 (with @melissa_venable)

Colouful speech bubblesThis is the transcript from #AdjunctChat on 5/27/14 that was facilitated by Melissa Venable @melissa_venable.

The topic was:  “LinkedIn for Adjuncts”

All are welcome to our next #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, June 3 (4:00pm EDT) – “#Adjuncts on the Dole: Eliminating the Shame of Applying for Public Assistance” led by Bri O’Blivion @whowewilltobe

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?

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@Melissa_Venable Getting ready for #AdjunctChat! http://t.co/yroGlBxkNl Join me today at 4pET … “LinkedIn for Adjuncts” 5/27/14 15:57
@AdjunctChat All adjunct & part-time faculty (+ allies!) are welcome to today’s #AdjunctChat “LinkedIn for Adjuncts” beginning now http://t.co/HWzGMapK40 5/27/14 16:00
@Melissa_Venable MT @AdjunctChat All adjunct & part-time faculty (+ allies!) welcome to today’s #AdjunctChat … beginning now http://t.co/yroGlBxkNl 5/27/14 16:01
@Melissa_Venable Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Who is joining in today? Looking forward to learning more about your use of #LinkedIn. 5/27/14 16:02
@npmaven RT @AdjunctChat All adjunct & part-time faculty welcome to today’s #AdjunctChat “LinkedIn for Adjuncts” beginning now http://t.co/yFzq7jvPjA 5/27/14 16:04
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: Welcome to #AdjunctChat! Who is joining in today? Looking forward to learning more about your use of #LinkedIn. 5/27/14 16:05
@JeffreyKeefer RT @AdjunctChat: All adjunct & part-time faculty (+ allies!) are welcome to today’s #AdjunctChat “LinkedIn for Adjuncts” beginning now… 5/27/14 16:05
@Melissa_Venable @npmaven @jeffreykeefer Hello Debra and Jeffrey! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer Looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat http://t.co/mZMX8VdUK5 5/27/14 16:06
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven Welcome to #AdjunctChat! 5/27/14 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @npmaven Glad to be here! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:07
@Melissa_Venable Starting now 🙂 RT @JeffreyKeefer Looking forward to today’s #AdjunctChat http://t.co/AJIEVlR0Cd 5/27/14 16:07
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable LinkedIn is something I need to know more about and leverage #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:08
@Melissa_Venable Q1) Let’s start with the basics …do you currently have a LinkedIn account? Are you active in the system? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:08
@Melissa_Venable Q1) Let’s start with the basics …do you currently have a LinkedIn account? Are you active in the system? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:08
@npmaven RT @Melissa_Venable Q1) Let’s start with the basics …do you currently have a LinkedIn account? Are you active in the system? #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:09
@KateMfD RT @Melissa_Venable: MT @AdjunctChat All adjunct & part-time faculty (+ allies!) welcome to today’s #AdjunctChat … beginning now http://t… 5/27/14 16:09
@AdjunctChat RT @Melissa_Venable: Q1) Let’s start with the basics …do you currently have a LinkedIn account? Are you active in the system? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:09
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I have a LinkedIn account, though am not really active with it. Not sure what to do with it #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:10
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I have a LinkedIn account, though am not really active with it. Not sure what to do with it #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:10
@npmaven A1) Have a LinkedIn profile, fairly up to date. Challenged to find time to engage in groups. Limited “free” time. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:10
@deborahbrian RT @JeffreyKeefer: @thesiswhisperer @lmockford @holly_fraser @connectedtchr @deborahbrian LinkedIn for Adjuncts today’s #AdjunctChat http:… 5/27/14 16:10
@npmaven A1) A matter of making time, and focusing on the groups where I’m best able to contribute. A perpetual “to do.” #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:11
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer I think this is fairly common with LinkedIn – once you set up your profile, deciding best use is a challenge. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:11
@Melissa_Venable @npmaven Ah yes, our friend (foe?) time. As the features grow, there’s even more to explore. Groups can be helpful but …time. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:12
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven I have not found the groups to be helpful thus far; a lot of spam and often low engagement #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:13
@Melissa_Venable How often do you log in? I found this interesting LinkedIn user Infographic today: http://t.co/xfdIoSr9j8 #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:13
@npmaven Really working to find it. 🙂 RT @Melissa_Venable @npmaven Ah yes, our friend (foe?) time….Groups can be helpful but …time #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:13
@KateMfD Morning #AdjunctChat, still dark here. Not a LinkedIn user so just listening in. 5/27/14 16:13
@npmaven @JeffreyKeefer Mixed experiences with groups. A few high-quality engagement opps w/mine. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:14
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @npmaven There are SO many Groups out there. Can take trial and error to find the ones that are a good match. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:14
@Melissa_Venable @KateMfD Hi Kate 🙂 And good morning, thanks for listening in. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:14
@JeffreyKeefer @KateMfD Glad you can just listen . . . who knows what we may end up sharing! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:14
@npmaven Yep. RT @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @npmaven There are SO many Groups out there. trial and error to find good match. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:14
@deborahbrian RT @Melissa_Venable: MT @AdjunctChat All adjunct & part-time faculty (+ allies!) welcome to today’s #AdjunctChat … beginning now http://t… 5/27/14 16:15
@Melissa_Venable Q2) What are _your_ primary goals for LinkedIn use? Networking, professional development, job leads, …? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:15
@npmaven RT @Melissa_Venable Q2) What are _your_ primary goals for LinkedIn use? Networking, professional development, job leads, …? #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:15
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @npmaven I have joined a lot of the groups, though have not been able to make much of them yet #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:16
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: Q2) What are _your_ primary goals for LinkedIn use? Networking, professional development, job leads, …? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:16
@Melissa_Venable Goals can help guide where/how you spend your time on #LinkedIn, and may change over time. Job search now, networking later. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:16
@npmaven A2) Networking in some cases. Learning another. One of the largest (#corpgov) has been most useful & welcoming. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:17
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable A2 Odd, but I have not thought much about my personal goals for using LinkedIn #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:17
@Melissa_Venable RT @npmaven A2) Networking in some cases. Learning another. One of the largest (#corpgov) has been most useful & welcoming. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:17
@npmaven A2) Also offering to share knowledge. That was well-received by members of a natl group to which I belong. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:18
@Melissa_Venable @npmaven Learning possibilities! Good for identifying leaders/influencers, current issues/trends, suggestions from peers. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable A2 I think my goal for LinkedIn may be to network = sharing ideas with others with similar interests #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:19
@npmaven RT @Melissa_Venable Learning possibilities! Good for identifying leaders/influencers, current issues, suggestions from peers. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven A2 Is that an active or busy group? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:19
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer How did you get started with Linkedin? Not even sure how I decided it was something I should do. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:19
@npmaven @Melissa_Venable I learn a lot by simply absorbing what my corpgov friends share 🙂 #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:19
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Will you share how you have found this useful, too? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:20
@Melissa_Venable RT @npmaven A2) Also offering to share knowledge. That was well-received by members of a natl group to which I belong. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:20
@npmaven @JeffreyKeefer Which one? The national org group, not especially. But they seemed to appreciate offer, chance to discuss. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:20
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I joined LinkedIn as it seemed to make a lot of sense, but it seems to do what FB or Twitter already do well #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:20
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Goal setting? I am involved in multiple social platforms, but different purposes for participating. Helps focus. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:21
@npmaven LinkedIn not my top priority. FB & Twitter better for different audiences, more active. But I’m finding niches to explore. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:22
@Melissa_Venable RT @npmaven LinkedIn not top priority. FB & Twitter better for diff. audiences, more active. But I’m finding niches to explore. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:22
@MirandaMerklein Well, I have tried LinkedIn as an #adjunct, but it has yet to help me land living-wage work. I find it unclear how to benefit. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:23
@Melissa_Venable I started w/Linkedin as a digital resume. But have found interesting conversations along the way. Not as active as Twitter. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:23
@npmaven Other LI groups have been quite spammy – and clique-y. Engage where I’m welcome and can contribute. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:23
@JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein Welcome to #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:23
@Melissa_Venable @MirandaMerklein Hi Miranda! So, job search is one of your main goals for Linkedin use? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven I find those niches to explore to be a challenge, as I feel I need to reproduce what I do everywhere #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:24
@npmaven @MirandaMerklein I think a big goal is finding where you can fit, contribute. A process, definitely. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:24
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I like that digital resume, though the groups I find active do not seem to be with substantial content #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I like that digital resume, though the groups I find active do not seem to be with substantial content #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:25
@npmaven @JeffreyKeefer It takes time, poking around. Challenged to find as much to devote to that on LinkedIn. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:25
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven What processes do you use to identify useful groups? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:25
@Melissa_Venable @npmaven Thanks for mentioning “contribution.” Relationship building definitely a two-way thing. Ask questions, but help too. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:25
@npmaven RT @Melissa_Venable @npmaven Thanks for mentioning “contribution.” Relationship building def two-way. Ask questions, help too. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:26
@npmaven @Melissa_Venable So important. Like community anywhere: can’t always taketaketake. Must be part of the convo. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:26
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @npmaven Good point here about differentiation across social media accounts/platforms. Multiple options. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:26
@AdjunctYoda RT @JeffreyKeefer: @4KM @AdjunctYoda @cookingandcomp @AdjunctActionBA @josh_boldt LinkedIn for Adjuncts today’s #AdjunctChat http://t.co/… 5/27/14 16:26
@adjunctforlife Linkedin is a useless tool…it wasn’t helpful before the economy crashed and it sure isn’t going to be helpful now. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:27
@Melissa_Venable Q3) via @JeffreyKeefer What processes do you use to identify useful groups? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:27
@npmaven @JeffreyKeefer Trial & error. I start w/groups where I’m a member elsewhere. Some have been invites, some exploring. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:27
@Melissa_Venable @adjunctforlife Hello there! Would like to hear more about your LinkedIn experience. There are limitations. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:28
@npmaven Struggling with that contribution piece, to be honest. The time issue. Or I’m stuck in ‘learner’ mode. So I ask questions. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:29
@MirandaMerklein @Melissa_Venable Yes, I’m definitely looking for something that provides an actual income. 6/7 courses per semester is hell. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:29
@Melissa_Venable Some of the most interesting groups (to me) are related to schools (alumni) and professional orgs. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @adjunctforlife Welcome t #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:29
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @npmaven It is easy to get stretched too thin . . . #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:30
@JeffreyKeefer RT @npmaven: @Melissa_Venable So important. Like community anywhere: can’t always taketaketake. Must be part of the convo. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:30
@Melissa_Venable @MirandaMerklein Wow – agreed. There seem to be a lot of LinkedIn discussions related to adjunct and academic employment … #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:30
@MirandaMerklein @npmaven I think that’s what I don’t get. My history is journalism, publishing, and adjuncting. Not sure where to fit in alt-ac #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:30
@adjunctforlife Nothing will make the job search better if there are no jobs. You can learn acrobatics & walk on fire & it still won’t help #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:31
@Melissa_Venable @MirandaMerklein …but not sure what the stats are on how many lead to placement, contracts. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @npmaven Can you talk more about what you have in mind? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:31
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Do you find they have substantive conversations? If so, what makes them that way? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:32
@npmaven @MirandaMerklein Have to test the waters. I engage w/peers in different interest areas. Connecting, learning, networking. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:32
@JeffreyKeefer @adjunctforlife How have you tried to leverage LinkedIn? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:32
@MirandaMerklein @Melissa_Venable I think there are lots who don’t know where to go. Even entry level positions are competitive and specialized #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:32
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Yes – good for sharing experiences- answering Qs about transition from school to work for example. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:33
@JHulehan LinkedIn is about networking. You have to make it work for you. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:33
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Prof org Groups can be helpful to extend networking before and after a conference. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:33
@npmaven Yes. Different for each of us. RT @JHulehan LinkedIn is about networking. You have to make it work for you. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:34
@Melissa_Venable @adjunctforlife Well, I can’t argue that. Numbers of available positions does make a difference. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:34
@npmaven RT @Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Prof org Groups can be helpful to extend networking before, after conference. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:34
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Hi Jennifer! Agreed. 🙂 It’s a tool that could be used in multiple ways. Each user can decide priorities,participate. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:35
@npmaven Yes, some of my pro groups use LinkedIn primarily for networking. They’re more successful than where LI is only 1 tool used. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:35
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @MirandaMerklein Perhaps this is something to look at; I have not searched for adjunct specs on LI #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:36
@npmaven LinkedIn not as full-featured as others. Groups w/presence elsewhere may find LI not their best forum for what they want to do. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer RT @JHulehan: LinkedIn is about networking. You have to make it work for you. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:36
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @MirandaMerklein Any thoughts on adjunct positions and referrals? Networking can help make the connections. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:36
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan Welcome to #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:37
@JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan Have you found success using LinkedIn? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:37
@JHulehan Some ways people use LinkedIn: expanding their network, relationship management, getting introduced to…, #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:37
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I thought your post for this week’s #AdjunctChat was quite useful http://t.co/z1E0CNnHTa 5/27/14 16:37
@Melissa_Venable @npmaven Well said. Value of LinkedIn (and other networks) varies by industry, community, etc. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:39
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Absolutely! I’ve made great connections, and I’ve also gotten freelance work via LinkedIn. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:39
@Melissa_Venable RT @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Absolutely! I’ve made great connections, and I’ve also gotten freelance work via LinkedIn. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:39
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Thanks, Jeffrey 🙂 I think LinkedIn is worth exploring, trying before making a decision to use/not use. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:40
@JHulehan Other ways to use LinkedIn: Promote your career, Group collaboration, Share presentations, Discussions, Build personal brand. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:40
@JHulehan Other ways to use LinkedIn: Promote your career, Group collaboration, Share presentations, Discussions, Build personal brand. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:40
@npmaven RT @JHulehan Also w/LinkedIn: Promote your career, Group collaboration, Share presentations, Discussions, Build personal brand #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:41
@JHulehan LI summary statement is like your personal mission statement or the first few paragraphs of your best-written cover letter. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:41
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Yes! You can take an entrepreneurial approach -get the word out about your work, services. Build authority. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:41
@npmaven RT @Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Yes! take an entrepreneurial approach -get word out about your work, services. Build authority #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I have heard people be very successful with LI, though have not figured how to contribute / leverage with it #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:42
@adjunctforlife How 2 get a job: 1) Have 20 mediocre publications 2) Have the right connections 3) B wealthy, privileged & the right ethnicity #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:42
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable I am very open to exploring it more #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:43
@JHulehan RT @JeffreyKeefer: @Melissa_Venable I thought your post for this week’s #AdjunctChat was quite useful http://t.co/z1E0CNnHTa 5/27/14 16:43
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer I think either extreme can be helpful from minimal: complete and updated profile (comes up in LI and Google)… #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:44
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer to maximum: participating daily in Group discussions, liking/sharing others’ updates, expanding connections. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:45
@JHulehan One key to leveraging LI: joining groups! And then participating in them! #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:45
@Melissa_Venable Q4) What are your recommendations – where should an adjunct new to LinkedIn get started? Best use of time and tools. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:46
@Melissa_Venable RT @JHulehan One key to leveraging LI: joining groups! And then participating in them! #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:48
@JHulehan A4) Join groups like Inside Higher Ed. Start discussions. Comment on others’ discussions. Send invitations to connect. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:49
@npmaven RT @JHulehan A4) Join groups like Inside Higher Ed. Start discussions. Comment on others’ discussions. Send invites to connect. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:50
@JHulehan A4) Start with a professional photo. Then an informative headline: Your headline is a short, memorable professional slogan. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:50
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Great #LinkedIn tips, Jennifer. And a good reminder to identify groups, influencers, etc. in #highered! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:50
@fabianbanga hi #adjunctchat sorry i am too late, but I am here. 5/27/14 16:51
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Well played! We are now connected on LinkedIn 🙂 Thanks for reaching out. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:52
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Hi! Glad you could make it. 🙂 Any suggestions for those new to LinkedIn? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:52
@JHulehan Update your #LinkedIn status regularly. Posting updates helps you stay on network’s radar and build professional image. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:54
@Melissa_Venable LinkedIn, like Facebook and the others, changes. Stay current on new features, setting options, etc. http://t.co/40ELU2hN3M #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:55
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable I do not know, I am using LinkedIn for some years; more like a space for professional interaction and CV share #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:55
@JHulehan Posting in the National Assoc. of Developmental Education group on #LinkedIn helped me in building my brand. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:55
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Great idea; perhaps we should connect on LI! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:56
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan How frequently do you recommend updates? (I usually do this 1-2 per week, but …) #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:56
@Melissa_Venable MT @fabianbanga …I am using LinkedIn for some years; more like a space for professional interaction and CV share #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:56
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Odd, but I often do not think about asking people to connect; that is what I like about Twitter! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:56
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable found some people when looking for instructors + connections in the area of #edtech / #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:56
@Melissa_Venable Yes! Send those invitations. 🙂 RT @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @JHulehan Great idea; perhaps we should connect on LI! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:57
@JeffreyKeefer @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable What strategies did you use? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:58
@JHulehan @Melissa_Venable I think 1-2 per week is good. Sometimes I do more if I’m working on a project (i.e. post presentation I gave) #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:58
@JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable @JHulehan What sorts of updates do you add? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:58
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Interesting – you found instructors to hire? #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 16:59
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Asking for connections is good! As long as you send more than generic “want to add you add” msg #adjunctchat 5/27/14 16:59
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable If I go to a conference–or hear something great at a conference, I might update with that. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:00
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Agreed – it’s a good way to get a conversation going. Stronger connection than “following” #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:00
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable wondering about the similarities with http://t.co/tcNrxNclzl #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:00
@JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable Mention projects, professional books or articles, or events I’m attending. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:00
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer @JHulehan I share articles I’ve written, projects I’m working on. Mostly promotion. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:00
@JHulehan If you’re active in a group, you may become a “Top Contributor,” which really gets your name out there! #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:01
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga I think there are more academic-centric communities than LinkedIn, may be better interaction for some. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:01
@Melissa_Venable Anyone active via Academia . edu? RT @fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable wondering about the similarities with http://t.co/cQc4yJKeJD #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:02
@JeffreyKeefer Thanks to @Melissa_Venable for leading today’s #AdjunctChat on LinkedIn for Adjuncts. Please review and reply to any posts you missed! 5/27/14 17:02
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer @Melissa_Venable yes I did, we interviewed a candidate. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:02
@JeffreyKeefer I know I have a lot to still explore in LinkedIn, and feel I now have a few more colleagues there to interact with! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:02
@JeffreyKeefer With so many of us here on #AdjunctChat on LinkedIn, perhaps we should explore having our own group discussions there! 5/27/14 17:02
@Melissa_Venable Think about what you want to accomplish, who you want to network with – find the social community that makes the most sense. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat will be on Tues, June 3, led by Bri O’Blivion @whowewilltobe 5/27/14 17:03
@ak_leeg RT @Melissa_Venable: Think about what you want to accomplish, who you want to network with – find the social community that makes the most … 5/27/14 17:03
@JeffreyKeefer Please let us know if you are interested in facilitating an upcoming #AdjunctChat; all you need is an interest in fostering discussion! 5/27/14 17:03
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable confidential info, but yes, we contacted an instructor. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:04
@Melissa_Venable @JeffreyKeefer Thanks, Jeffrey! And thanks to all who’ve contributed, listened in today. 🙂 Great info. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:04
@Melissa_Venable RT @JeffreyKeefer Next week’s #AdjunctChat will be on Tues, June 3, led by Bri O’Blivion @whowewilltobe 5/27/14 17:04
@JeffreyKeefer RT @Melissa_Venable: @JeffreyKeefer Thanks, Jeffrey! And thanks to all who’ve contributed, listened in today. 🙂 Great info. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:04
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga Thanks, Good to know that kind of thing is happening. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:04
@JHulehan RT @Melissa_Venable: Think about what you want to accomplish, who you want to network with – find the social community that makes the most … 5/27/14 17:06
@JHulehan Great discussion, everyone! Thanks @Melissa_Venable for moderating and @JeffreyKeefer for organizing! See you on #LinkedIn! #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:07
@Melissa_Venable @JHulehan @JeffreyKeefer Nice to connect with you, Jennifer! #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:07
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable now many people send CV to departments; because the unfortunate lack of positions. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:08
@Melissa_Venable @fabianbanga The numbers are certainly not in our favor. Referrals have always been important. Maybe more so now. #AdjunctChat 5/27/14 17:09
@fabianbanga @KateMfD Hi Kate! I just got here. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:10
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable yes. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:10
@GracieG RT @JeffreyKeefer: Next week’s #AdjunctChat will be on Tues, June 3, led by Bri O’Blivion @whowewilltobe 5/27/14 17:12
@fabianbanga @JeffreyKeefer I dont know, we just need an instructor at the last minute and we started to contact everyone. #adjunctchat

@Melissa_Venable

5/27/14 17:13
@fabianbanga @Melissa_Venable no very active, just short bio and some articles. #adjunctchat 5/27/14 17:16

#AdjunctChat Topic May 27 ~ LinkedIn for Adjuncts (with @melissa_venable)

Twitter_ChatThe topic for the #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, May 27 at 4:00pm EDT is:

LinkedIn for Adjuncts

The chat will be facilitated b Melissa Venable @melissa_venable.

A post with background information and several links of ideas and suggestions may be found at LinkedIn Strategies for Adjunct Faculty.

Many adjunct and part-time higher education instructors often lament that they work and feel alone, so let’s spend some time exploring the art of professional networking and connecting with one another via LinkedIn.

All adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their allies, in higher education are welcome to #AdjunctChat on Tuesday, May 27, from 4:00-5:00pm EDT. Even if you do not readily fit into the above, #AdjunctChat is open to all!

Want to facilitate an #AdjunctChat? You do not have to be an expert on the topic, but rather somebody with an interest in something related to adjunct experiences who has a desire to facilitate a discussion. More information about it may be found at How Can I Facilitate an #AdjunctChat?