Socially distant does not mean invisible. Now's as good a time as any to start considering your online networking options – and make sure your profile is ready for prime time. Which brings us to LinkedIn, a vital professional tool in the world of nonacademic jobs. We sat down with career coach Rhonda Sarmento to figure it all out. How can PhDs best use the platform to bolster their job search? Find out in this episode.
A little about our guest:
Rhonda Sarmento is an experienced Career Coach and has worked with clients of all professional and academic backgrounds. She is currently a Career Coach for a major consulting firm, where she provides coaching services to staff interested in transitioning to new roles or industries. Prior to her current role, she was a Career Coach for MBA, Masters and PhD students at both Duke University in Durham, NC and Emory University in Atlanta, GA. With an academic background grounded in the humanities, she has a passion for helping others identify their strengths and transferrable skills and achieve their career goals. Rhonda holds a Masters in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from East Carolina University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.