Potential clients, hires, and collaborators today are researching you online. And how they like what they find determines whether they surface on your radar for an inquiry or interview. How do you position yourself positively? In our digital age, you need a beautiful, effective digital presence to match.
Having a personal website is the best way to control what others find and learn about you online. We created this guide because YOU need a personal website. And we want to provide you with the understanding and the tools to make one.
If you're a current student, briefly describe what you're studying, and your expected year of graduation.
Describe any programs or organizations you were involved in, and any honors or awards you may have received as well.
High school can by all means be included; middle school and earlier are not typically necessary.
Shout out on social media!
"I've updated (www.mysite.com) - how do you guys like the new layout?"
Add your site link everywhere.
From now on, your website is your online front, your office, your home. So publicize it everywhere you can!
LinkedIn, Elance, Youtube... Add your site link to your profile, on all other community platforms you're on.
Send out an email -
"Hi -- (everyone),
I've created a new personal website - (www.mysite.com). Hope you have a look, and let me know if you'd like to set up a conversation!
You'll graduate from school. You'll switch jobs. You'll move cities, even countries. Your career ideas may evolve; your whole life path may change once or twice. But amidst all these changes, your website remains a way to express yourself freely and truthfully. Keep it updated and useful to yourself and others, to always remind yourself that you're moving forward.