According to BenchFly's Alan Marnett, if you're seeking the best 'LinkedIn for scientists,' look no further than, well, LinkedIn. Scientists who wish to establish a professional network online ought to "go with the gold standard," he says. Despite the existence of several LinkedIn-like networks designed specifically for scientists, Marnett says that "when building a professional network, diversity is extremely important." That's why he created a LinkedIn account after his "career took an unforeseeable turn," which helped him create "a diverse network ... beyond the bench," he says.
Who Would've Thought?
Nov 16, 2010