You’ve likely heard that getting your own website can be a great way to obtain a leg up in the work hunt. But could it be really necessary? After all, with all of your other job search to-dos-perfecting your resume, crafting killer cover letters-creating your own section of the global world wide web might not appear so pressing. Not so fast. In fact, having an awesome web presence may be more important than those other job search basics-and even the ticket to your fantasy job. Don’t take it from me, though: Take it from these (previous) job seekers.
I chatted with six visitors to hear just how their sites helped them stand out to hiring managers, make career-changing cable connections, and land stellar new jobs ultimately. While your cover and resume letter are excellent places to tell hiring managers about your abilities, the proof is actually in the pudding (or the personal website, as it were).
- Go to the following url “https://livestream.com/” and log-in to your account
- Now await a while to get the installation complete
- CPU Scheduling Algorithms
- Move on top of that tab and select Advanced options
- Set up WordPress (Content Management System)
- For Variable Name, enter: devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices
In other words, why tell someone what you have to give you, when you can show it-with a niche site filled with links, photos, and work examples giving a much more powerful sense of what you have to offer? Mark Scott (@MarkScottPR), the VP of corporate and business communications at eVestment now, found this aspect of his personal site useful especially.
His site includes articles he could place for various companies in nationwide and local mass media outlets, as well as examples of his own thought management. “Through the initial phone screen interview, I was able to escort the recruiter to the website so they could see the experiences and work good examples I put,” he clarifies.
Jillian Youngblood (@JillYoungblood), the director of communications at Noodle now, was making the changeover from a political career to a more tech-focused one and found her personal site helpful in showing off her newly learned technical abilities. “The site uses two tools that I hadn’t used before: Photoshop (which is could made that beach photo you see in the first body) and a plugin that created the scrolling effect.
Employers hiring web developers prefer to see that you’re always studying new tools and trying them out. It’s an undeniable fact of today’s job market that competition is stiff. Even though you’re one of dozens (or hundreds) of resumes in a pile or applicants to arrive for an interview, a modern personal website could just be the ordinary thing that sets you apart from other job seekers. After getting let go, Meg Dickey-Kurdziolek (@megak) found that building a personal website and portfolio helped her go from a lot of false starts to actually getting interviews-and offers.
“I had been applying for specialized positions that don’t typically require portfolios in the application process, but I thought the addition of a collection could do only help,” she remembers. “I used to be right. I found that the recruiters and interviewers did look within my website and recently built stock portfolio. Benjamin Felix (@Benwfelix) had a similar experience when interviewing for a finance job at PWL Capital.