Episode 107 : Vinny Arora & Charlie Wray On CVs & Social Media

Featured Guest: Vinny Arora & Charlie Wray

  • Apr 02, 2019

UPDATE: The Social Media and Professional CV White Paper can be found here! Feedback is welcomed

White Paper- Social Media, Podcasts and Blogs on a Professional Curriculum Vitae

Vinny Arora and Charlie Wray, both hugely important scholars and personalities in the world of Hospital Medicine, join to discuss a hotly debated topic: do Social Media activities belong on a professional CV? We set out to write the White Paper, we were successful. This is an outstanding and important discussion!

Key Learnings

1. The origins of the debate around putting social media activity on a professional Curriculum Vitae

2.  Leveraging impact as a major determinant of whether to place something on a CV

3. Changing the academic “coin” of how to differentiate yourself when applying for a position

4. The fundamental categories that could and should be included from social media onto your CV

5. The single most important thing you can do with content and your CV

6. Deep-diving into how to evaluate impact of Twitter feeds & contributions, along with a serendipitous paper reference!

7. The key elements needed to determine whether or not Twitter contributions should be used on a CV

8. Shoutout to the wonderful work of @tony_breu on Twitter & an elegant discussion of how content contributions build off one another and “mission-based tweeting”

9. Why early Twitter adopters like @seattlemamadoc, @doctor_V, @kevinMD & @futuredoc all used monikers instead of their real names

10. Elements to avoid putting on a CV because either not appropriate or not ready for prime-time

11. Identifying potential conflicts of interest, particularly among product endorsements

12. The importance of leveraging a CV as a tool to differentiate yourself from other candidates

13.  What should this section be titled on a CV and where on the CV should it land?

14. The importance of social media as a tool to move a field of work and the wave of change that is coming

15. The White Paper findings!


How to find Charlie on Twitter: @wraycharles, @JHospMedicine

How to find Charlie and Vinny’s Twitter Chats: #JHMchat

How to find Vinny: Twitter: @futuredocs, LinkedIn: VinnyMArora, YouTube

Dr. Arora’s co-authored paper on social media analytics


#SoMe, #medtwitter, #podcasting, #hospitalist, #jhmchat

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