Meet the MedCity Media Team

And take 2 minutes to help us make better for you.

Every year, we ask you to tell us a little about yourself (anonymously) to help us create better, more relevant content and features for you. We consider every response and very much appreciate you taking the time to assist us.

Please click the button above to open a simple, multiple choice survey that should only take 2 minutes to complete.

Thank you,

The MedCity Media Team

You just got laid off from Boston Scientific, or wherever. Be smart and build a social resume

12:00 pm by | 0 Comments


Boston Scientific recently announced that it will be laying of 900 to 1,000 employees globally.

Here’s what every laid off employee should do — build a social resume. And here’s why:

A whopping 92 percent of employers reported using social media to recruit people. That’s up from 89 percent in 2011. Their preferred social network for recruiting purposes is LinkedIn, with 93 percent using that site compared with Facebook (66 percent) and Twitter (54 percent). Still, use of those sites have increased in the past year.

So where can you build a social resume and what should a social resume contain?

Other than the three mentioned above, look at,, and, according to this infographic below created for

As for content, use common sense. Steer clear of profanity and get a second pair of eyes to check for any typos or grammatical errors. Recruiters also like to see whether potential candidates are part of professional organizations and any volunteer work they are involved in.

For more, read the infographic below.


Copyright 2014 MedCity News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Arundhati Parmar

By Arundhati Parmar

Arundhati Parmar is the Medical Devices Reporter at MedCity News. She has covered medical technology since 2008 and specialized in business journalism since 2001. Parmar has three degrees from three continents - a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; a Masters in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has sworn never to enter a classroom again.
More posts by Author


Hear the latest news first

Get our daily newsletter or follow us.