Nowadays, technology is pretty a huge part of our lives. Whether it is Twitter or your-name.com, everyone is connected on the World Wide Web. Those who followed me on MiddleMe since day 1 will know that I’m not very big on social media and online presence. However, no matter how much you hate having your photo floating around Google servers, it is equally important to showcase yourself out there digitally as much as physically.
If you have Twitter, good for you. A Facebook, sure. Snapchat? Great. These are personal social media tools that give your future bosses or clients a personal insight into your character, personality and perhaps what you stand for. But it isn’t enough. Even having LinkedIn is not enough, because LinkedIn is only showing your professional CV and unless you have a multitude of volunteer activities, your profile is similar to the thousand profiles on the same platform.
So what leave us then? Creating your own website. It is not difficult. If you have your own blog, you are already halfway there. Instead of using your current blog (unless it enhances both your personality and your work experience), create neither a different blog or a different page, representing both your interests and your experiences in a good light. If you don’t have your own blog, it is easy and free to create one with WordPress, Blogger etc. Perhaps the only thing that will be causing you a headache is to figure out what domain name for your website.
It doesn’t mean you should delete your Facebook or LinkedIn. Think of having your website as an add on to whatever you already have. You don’t need to housekeep it regularly unless there are new experiences to include, just like your resume.
So instead of giving everyone (including listing in your physical resume) all your social media accounts, your email address and your phone number, you can have this information listed on your website and only need to give out your web address.
Whether you are considering a change in your job, on a hunt for new clients or just contented with your present role, take time to create a website of your own. What are you waiting for?
Do you think it is a good idea to have your own website? What kind of information should you upload on your website? Share your comments below!
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