I know you are all on at least one social network but that doesn’t mean you should avoid building a website of your own. Who knows what social networks will still exist in the future and if one comes crashing down, you lose all the information you ever posted. The best way to prevent a future crisis, and to have a central point for your personal brand is to create a personal website. A website is how you leave your mark online, showcasing both your expertise and personality. I still believe that everyone in the world should have a personal website, regardless of occupation, age or geography. That’s why I joined the board of branded.me, the easiest way to create personal websites online.
Websites, like social networks, need to be updated so they reflect your current occupation, achievements and interests. They should showcase your skills, have your picture, references from people you’ve worked with and samples of your work, if you’re permitted to share them. Simple websites are more effective than complex ones. Employers don’t have time to review a seven page resume and they certain are not going to click on a website that has ten separate webpages. Personal websites have URL’s that you can display on business cards and other forms of traditional media for promotional purposes too. If you don’t already have a website, make sure you register it today because employers are already searching for people like you and a website allows them to more easily locate you, and then hire you.