A PERSONAL OR RESUME SITE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN A CV
Being online these days is almost a necessity and most people have some sort of Social Media account or presence.
But stuff that you share with your friends on Facebook may not be the sort of information that you want the whole world knowing....particularly potential Employers.
We all have our private and public lives.
Usually you are asked for, or submit with your application, a CV setting out your achievements and experience.
But will it be read and will the real you shine through and make you stand out from the crowd?
How different do you think it would be to just send in a link to your own website and how impressed the employer will be to see that person who stands out from the rest!
Click on the link below to see the sort of thing that could be yours
This would be for people who work freelance or as locums or even as a part time business offering some sort of long distance service.
You might offer distance teaching of Maths or English as a foreign language or design...or whatever you can do.
This sort of website will allow you to showcase yourself and your abilities thereby increasing your client base.
It is not so much a CV but rather your success in helping others.
You may have tried Linkedin to network your way to finding those who might need you but how much easier it will be simply to send a link to your own site that will say so much more than the standard email or message approach.
Try the link below to see the sort of professional image you can project to the world.
Things To Consider When Planning A Personal or Resume Site
CHOOSE YOUR MESSAGE THEN YOUR SITE
We all use the internet so be yourself. Which sites do you like...why do you like them....why do you go back to them.
Have a look at other personal sites....will yours look just the same....what will be different different.....how will it make an observer feel?
What message are you trying to put across and how will it reach/make sense to others?
Will you give any value apart from telling who you are and how to contact you?
How will you increase engagement for the visitor?
This is why we talk it though with you and make sure you make the choices that will get your message across effectively.
Use the form below so that we can make a start....and yes that is free!
MUST HAVE PAGES
Then you need Terms and Conditions to set out what your obligations are and what the visitor can expect.
Your site may just be the one page with all of the information you wish to share but the other pages can exist in the bacground and have links to them at the bottom (its called the Footer!).
The site will be all about you anyway so no need for an "About Us" page and somewhere you will put a contact form.
The sort of content of these types of pages can be seen on this site. All pretty boring but necessary.
Without these pages then you will be at risk. They will protect you and the Visitor. Leaving them out may very well put people off from believing you. It may be that nobody ever reads them but having them is far better than not having them.
GET YOUR VOICE HEARD
There is no point in spending time and effort (or money) in building a great website if nobody ever visits it. You need visitors who are interested in whatever topic you are writing about or offering.
And you want them to come back often and tell their friends about you.
So you need a site that loads quickly, is easy to navigate and which looks good and is easy to read on a desktop, tablet or phone.
And you need content that the visitor wants to read.
There are many ways of getting visitors but the two main ones are from search engines and via Social Media. You can learn how to write content in a way that grabs the search engines here and there are many posts in our Blog about using Social Media which you will find useful.
And you should read the article about Google Love to get an idea as to what you MUST do in order to give your site the best chance of being seen in the search results.
ASK FOR A CHAT
You may know all this already or it may not yet crossed your mind. There are so many things to think of when setting up a Business Website.
It costs nothing to have a chat on skype and we are not collecting emails so as to bother people who have better things to do. So use the form and hopefully we can help you reach the right decisions.