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Why you should make a personal website
A personal website can be thought of as like your ‘home’ on the internet. It is a way to make yourself stand out from the competition. It helps you control your online presence and build a personal brand. It also makes it easier for potential employers to find you.
Still need convincing? See the 5 reasons below why you should make a personal website (especially if you are looking for a job).
Control your online presence
Having a personal website helps you to control the first few results for your name on Google. Depending on how common your name is, registering a domain with your first and last name and linking it from all your social media sites will push it to the top of the search rankings. A contact us page on your site allows people to get in touch with you quickly and easily.
A website is a digital portfolio
We all know we should keep our CV up to date but a website can be continuously refreshed with your latest work and news. It is also more flexible than the traditional CV format allowing you to showcase the projects that you’ve worked on. It’s a way of giving employers more of a sense of your personality while remaining professional.
It’s a place to share your knowledge and expertise
One of the best ways to build your personal brand is to write online. By sharing your knowledge and expertise on a blog you can build up a reputation as the go-to person in your specific domain that will bring you to the attention of employers.
It gives you the chance to learn valuable skills
It’s easier than ever to create a stunning looking website
Even if you don’t feel like learning to code, platforms like Wix and Squarespace allow you to create a professional looking website within minutes. These sites have drag and drop website building tools; free templates and lots of customisable features.