Your online identity
Your online identity is shaped by your social media profile. This video explains what your digital identity is and why it's important to get it right:
Employers regularly check Facebook and other social media sites to find out about you when you apply for a job. Find out about the Four things employers look for when they Google you.
To create a positive digital identity it might be helpful to join professional networks in your area of work or study. Here are some suggestions. We're sure you know of many more - find out what colleagues, teachers and professionals in your area are using.
Linked in - your online CV and the world's largest professional network
Mendeley - an online reference management tool that also enables you to connect with people with similar research interests
Twitter - use it to connect with useful people, join in professional conversations and promote your research
Jiscmail - thousands of mailing lists, used by many working in higher education in the UK