Wednesday, September 2, 2015

4 Things to Include on Your Personal Web Site to Advance Your Career

If you don't yet have a personal web site now is the time to create one. You don't have to be a web designer to create a professional looking site with many of the easy to use web site builders available.

A personal web site is a great way to showcase your skills and accomplishments for potential employers, customers, and clients.

When developing your personal site be sure to include the following 4 items:

1. Videos. Post any videos of presentations or lectures you've done at conferences or seminars. Also
include any panel discussions you've been a part of. If you don't have any videos consider creating one specifically for your site. A good quality video can now be done with a fairly small budget.

2. Links. Provide links to any published articles and essays that are available on the internet, along with a brief description of the content of the text.

3. Personal blog. A blog is a great way for others to get to know you on a more personal level and for you to communicate clearly on the subjects you are knowledgeable and passionate about. Your blog provides a forum for you to demonstrate both your personality and your expertise.

4. Photos. Do include photos of yourself but leave off the ones where you're at the beach or the bar. Be sure the photos are professionally done and convey your personality and are consistent with the image you want to project and the skills you offer to potential employers, customers, and clients.

Your web site doesn't have to be complicated but should include the four elements described above to highlight what you have to offer.

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