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Get connected: Assess yourself

Use social media to promote yourself and your work


The Pipl search engine delves into the deep web to deliver a set of meaningful profiles. It uses a powerful identity resolution engine to link results so you can find the person you are looking for.

How is your Pipl profile?

Assess your scholarly output online

How easily can your traditional scholarly outputs such as articles and book chapters be found?


Your online reputation isn't just what you put up online; it's how you put it online, where you put it online, and when you do it! And it is also affected by what others say about you

Assess your online professional presence

Your digital identity online, defined as ‘the extent to which others can identify you online as a scholar’, is central. This is why it is critical to become aware of your online presence and to shape and maintain this presence.


Remember to re-assess your online profile on a regular basis to monitor for changes and new content

Have you 'Googled' yourself?
Whether you have actively created one or not, you will already have a digital footprint; this can include both content you have created, and content that has been created about you.


Build your profile
This can include your staff profile on the Curtin website, professional sites such as LinkedIn or and social media.


Communicate and connect
The web offers a variety of means by which you can connect with current or future colleagues . Focus on a few channels that offer the most value for you.


Improve the availability of your research outputs
Link articles to your profile and consider ways to maximise availability e.g. depositing articles in espace to share and promote your research.


Google profile

Manage your online reputation

  • Search for yourself
  • Create a Google profile
  • Frequently remove unwanted content and the associated search results
  • Get notified when your personal data appears on the web

Google alerts

Set up Google alerts so you can automatically monitor your online presence over time


If Google cannot find a faculty scholar's work ... then it is essentially irrelevant — even nonexistent


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Set up a personal profile, join interest groups, categorise professional 'friends',

  • Facebook requires a user's name and profile picture (if applicable) to be accessible by everyone

You can control:

  • who can see specific parts of your profile
  • who sees information you have shared
  • who can find you in searches