Creating and Managing Your COS Expertise Profile Managing Your CV and Promoting Your Work www.refworks-cos.com Indispensable tools for research at its best Contents • Creating your COS Expertise profile • Updating your COS Expertise profile • Managing your CV • Using your COS Workbench Contents • Creating your COS Expertise profile - benefits of creating a profile - a sample profile - how to create your profile and COS Workbench • Updating your COS Expertise profile • Managing your CV • Using your COS Workbench Benefits of participating in COS Expertise Add your profile at no cost for: • Recognition – promote your work locally, nationally and globally to 1000 academic, media, government and corporate organizations. • An instant home page – your profile has a unique URL that you can use as a home page. • Free research services – registering gives you a COS Workbench and access to free database services. • Easy CV management – keep your profile up-to-date and use it to create versions of your CV instantly. A Sample Profile Other Information is Optional: To be published your profile must contain •Photo Information •Contact •Web Page URL •An Indication of your discipline or •Past Positions expertise … •Future Research •Industrial Relevance •Languages •Society Memberships •Patents … •Funding Received •Publications (which link to MEDLINE abstract where applicable) To Create your COS Account and COS Expertise profile go to www.cos.com and click on the „New User? Register Free‟ link on the left side of the page. Click „Join‟ to continue the registration process. You‟ll need to provide your e-mail, Name, Country, Organization, School and Department. You will need to create a username and password and if you‟d like, include your address information. When you‟re finished, click „ Create my Account.‟ You will be taken to a confirmation page. Based on your institutional affiliation a COS Expertise profile will be created for you. Click the COS Profile link to add information to enter your COS Workbench and add information to your profile. Click on any of the sections on the left to add information to your profile. You can type your information or copy and paste it from another source into your COS Expertise Profile. Contents • Creating your COS Expertise profile • Updating your COS Expertise profile • Managing your CV • Using your COS Workbench Tip: IfIf you have forgotten Updating your COS from your Tip: you are workingExpertise desk, select the „Save My Login‟ Profile and Entering your your username and you can COS that, in the future, box so Workbench password, follow the simply click „Log in‟ without needing Your your username „Forgot to enterPassword?‟ Enter your username and and password at each time. and link passwordwww.cos.comthem and we will send click „Log In‟ to you. A COS Workbench This takes you to your COS Click homepage. From in the Workbench any profile section this page left column to Expertise profile, you can update yourstart editing your Expertise profile. manage your Funding Searches, and access training opportunities offered by COS. Tip: If your profile is complete and up-to-date, you may simply click on “Click to Verify,” which will indicate to those searching that the profile has been reviewed and is still current. Contents • Creating your COS Expertise profile • Updating your COS Expertise profile • Managing your CV -use & customize your MyProfile homepage -produce your curriculum vitae (résumé) • Using your COS Workbench Use your profile’s unique MyProfile URL Your MyProfile URL can be profile has a your COS Everyfound both onunique URL that allows you to share your profile with Workbench as well as the anyone, regardless of their COS bottom of your COS Expertise membership status. It is formed as profile. follows: http://myprofile.cos.com/username This is the MyProfile view For example, make it part that others will see when of access your MyProfile theyyour e-mail signature. link. Customize Your MyProfile When you direct people to view your MyProfile online, you can personalize what they see! This will not affect your profile when it is viewed through the COS Expertise search interface. For example, you can hide all your contact information Simply click on the links in the except your email address if that is your hide fields, re- left column topreferred method order your profile, or customize of communication. the color scheme Produce your CV Turn your COS Expertise profile into a curriculum vitae, or résumé. Choose which sections to Then, choose their layout Finally, click „Submit layout for include by selecting the order. processing‟. boxes. Select the individual elements – e.g., publications – that you wish to be included. Then click the „Submit form for processing‟ button at the bottom of the page. Tip: Maintain your publications, This opens your word processing grants received and other information application with in your profile. a copy of your CV open. (In some browsers, you will have Create versions of your CV as to save it to disk and then open it.) You needed, instead of trying to keep can now edit and save it as you several versions of your CV on your would any document. hard drive up-to-date. Contents • Creating your COS Expertise profile • Updating your COS Expertise profile • Managing your CV • Using your COS Workbench - service access anytime or anyplace - change your username/password - contact your COS Liaison - access COS User Training Access Services from Anywhere Use your Workbench to access Expertise, Funding and other COS services on or off campus. Simply click on the appropriate tab. Change your username and password. Tips: • Your username must be unique. • Your username forms part of the unique URL of your profile: http://myprofile.cos.com/username. • Both username and password must be 4-15 characters long. Key in your new User ID or password then click • They are not case sensitive. User ID‟ or „ „Change Change on the „Change • Permitted characters are listedPassword.‟ User ID‟ Web page. Your COS Workbench will tell you who your campus liaison is. This is the person at your institution who you can contact should you need their assistance. We also provide a link to the COS Help Desk for technical issues. COS provides online training for all users that would like to learn more about using our products. You can access the training link at the top of your COS Workbench, along with any other pertinent news from COS. Feel free to enroll in any of our training courses. With your COS Expertise Profile and COS Workbench You Can ….. • Be identified as a potential collaborator by the academic, media, government, sponsor and corporate organizations that use COS Expertise. • Use the unique URL of your profile as a home page (http://myprofile.cos.com/username). • Create your CV instantly from your profile. • Use COS services from any Internet connection. Your COS Expertise Profile www.cos.com Please update your profile regularly!
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