What’s your numero uno networking tool?
Is it your resume?
No. Too formal.
Is it your social media accounts?
Never. Too informal.
Then what? The simple answer to this question is your personal website that portrays your dynamic personality in beautiful designs and bold fonts.
Whether you’re a student or a professional, having a website talks tons about you being serious about your research and work. Websites are just opposite of your boring resume. Every career expert recommends a one-page resume in Times Roman 11 font black without any photograph. Our simple question stands that then how are going to distinguish yourself, especially if you’re in a field where networking is an important aspect.
Adding to this, after a certain time, your resume becomes static, you can not update it on a daily basis. Once you have submitted it, it remains the same while your experiences and qualifications increase by the hour.
If we have to give you four bullets about why your website shouldn’t be a problem in your network they will somewhat be these:
- In this ever-changing world your website will be updated to the last mile. Anyone can access it from any part of the world without having to rely on your resume email. You can update its link on job portals to spread the word faster and to take an edge over other candidates.
- Entailing to the first reason, having a website will make you more findable. It will increase your job opportunities by highlighting a personal brand that you are. Especially, if you like to freelance, your website will be a proof of your excellence.
- Not everyone is tapping website’s potential yet. Majority of students and professionals still rely on old-age resume system and hence you can be the thought leader who brought a desired change in the corporate culture.
- You gain some new skills. To create a website of your own, you don’t have to be a coder that works on php or Java languages. Find a suitable free tutorial online for yourself on how to create a website on WordPress and you will be home.
In an era when everything is going online, we recommend you should digitize your persona too. It will be useful in the larger scheme of things and there is no better way to achieve it than having a website. And hey! There are no side effects to it. That’s all from Grape Gyaan today. See you soon.