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									                        Creating and
                        Managing Your
                        COS Expertise
                           Profile
                       Managing Your CV
                       and Promoting Your
                              Work


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             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

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      Please update your profile regularly!

								
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