Create your own personal website
Optimise your personal brand and control content about you
Having a personal website with a custom domain name (for example www.johnsmith.com) not only makes it easy for people to remember how to contact you but will often be the first website returned by Google or other search engines when people search for your name.
As it is often the first (or one of the first few) sites people see, it let’s you control that critical first impression and make sure it is selling you in the way you want it to.
A study by Workfolio revealed that 56% of all hiring managers regard a candidate's personal website more highly than any other personal branding tool. However, it also showed that only 7% of job seekers actually have a personal website. In a competitive jobs market, where you want every possible advantage you can get, a personal website can be extremely valuable.
An example of a personal website - Social Check Founder, David Griffiths
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1. Add a personal touch
Your personal website can also allow you to voice your opinion on topics you are passionate about. This can be expressed through a blog section or forum on your website, which you can invite others to contribute to. This will also help build your reputation as an expert in your line of work.
2. A ‘single page’ website is absolutely fine
Your personal website doesn’t need to look or function like a business or corporate website. It can be as simple as a single page with a tight professional summary and links to where else you exist online. A great tool for creating website\s like these is https://about.me/. Its intuitive interface makes it simple for individuals to create a simple, yet impactful personal website...and it’s free!
3. Communicate your personal website address
Be sure to include your personal website within your email signature, LinkedIn profile and all other social platforms and publications.
4. Create a hub for your personal brand
A personal website allows you to be in control of what is seen about you. It acts as the hub of your personal brand. It is available for all to see, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a great asset for employers and hiring managers, so make sure it represents the real you in every way, from content through to style.
5. Maintain your personal website
Treat your personal website as an online CV or portfolio. Be sure to include links to other professional online platforms that you are present on for employers, hiring managers, potential business associates etc. to view.
6. Reflect the real you
Recruiters are vetting candidates from what they find online. Make sure your personal website reflects you in an honest and compelling way.
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Why You Need A Personal Website
Want to build a compelling and professional online personal brand? Social Check can create a personal website for you, that showcases your skills and expertise, to ensure a long lasting first impression, online. Click here to find out more
You look like someone who recognises the importance of developing a strong online presence. Social Check™ ensures that your personal online brand is strong and working for you in a positive way.
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