building your online brand

it's a known fact that people are googling you. so why not make your google results stand out? creat an online brand using these amazing tools to separate yourself from the crowd of applicants for that best position ever. building an online brand for yourself is one of the easiest and best ways to differentiate.

here are some terrific places to get started (or find your own spot, we don't mind). all are free. all are cool. all can be customized for you.


flavors.me

flavors.me not only gives you the tools to make your website look beautiful, but also lets you use your content from around the web to build up your site. by linking to these services you can choose which content is shown on your flavors site - it will then be updated automatically whenever new content is created. click here for the services they support, and click here to get started.

re.vu

re.vu's philosophy is that an online, visual resume does a better job of telling the story of the whole person than a traditional, static resume. re.vu's unique combination of widgets, themes, infographics and personalized settings make it easy to build a memorable story online. click here

weebly.com

weebly gives you a surprisingly easy way to create a site that is as unique as you are. you can showcase their achievements, tie in your social media, post your resume and examples of your work, and more. weebly gives you the freedom to start a site or blog or even an online store that works brilliantly across computers, phones and tablets. click here

want more? try these....

about.me click here

sidengo click here

skrawlr click here

 

what goes in when i am building my site?

when choosing where to start, look for places where you can include these super-important elements:

  • photo of yourself
  • your resume
  • examples of your work--think presentations, written work, class assignments that really show your stuff
  • links to linkedin, your professional twitter feed, your professional instagram page
  • blog about what you love, either work or personal, and include it on your site


some other things to think about including:

  • examples of your charitable work
  • photos and details of your study abroad experience
  • endorsements from past employers (professional or non-professional...if you were babysitting or working as a lifeguard, those count too)
  • endorsements from your favorite faculty members
  • your personal hobbies and what you like to do in your free time. think just a photo or two, and a short blurb, and always keep this professional.

remember, the more you put yourself out there by blogging, instagramming, tweeting and writing about your favorite brands, careers and topics, the more you can build your story for a future employer.

now have at it, have some fun, and get creative, and share that online brand with the world!