• Showcase Your Personality

    A personal website is an ideal platform to showcase your personality while trying to get a job. If you have been listening to me for the past four and a half years, you know I think there are many other benefits of a personal website. But here I want to focus on the personality aspect.… Continue Reading

  • Reflection on Personal Website Concepts

    Often times I think in functional ways, so get tunneled vision on sharing key concepts and forget to include personal reflection. So, in this blog, I thought I would share some of the stories behind the concepts. The story behind a mainstream personal website service starts around Christmas time in 2010. I pulled my brother’s… Continue Reading

  • Survey: Millennials and Personal Branding

    In late 2013 to early 2014, I conducted a survey to understand what Millennials think about online personal branding. Millennials are digital natives and know more about social media, apps, and technology than any other generation. I targeted this segment of the population because it is the first generation that must invest in an online personal brand… Continue Reading

  • One Thing That Does Everything?

    Is it better to have a single device or application that performs many functions well, or multiple devices or applications that do a particular function best? In other words, you can have an IPhone OR a cell phone, digital camera, calculator, MP3 player, and GPS device. I got to contemplating how a similar phenomenon plays… Continue Reading

  • Personal Branding: Be ‘That Guy’

    I am reading books on new-age methods for finding employment, essentially utilizing social media and creating an online presence to build a personal brand. (A personal website should be the centerpiece of it all.) In a difficult job market, some of these methods are useful: show career vision (skill set), add professional connections, draw recruiters… Continue Reading

  • A Personal Website For Graduating Seniors

    There are a few reasons why graduating high school seniors should consider having their own personal website. First, if they are applying to colleges, it can infuse aspects of their personality to a standard college application (by using other forms of media such as a video essay). Second, it is a platform for career development… Continue Reading

  • A Personal Website For Branders

    A short-term objective in having a personal website might be to find employment, but there are two long-term objectives: find a long-term career pursuit and establish a personal brand. There has been some buzz about job seekers needing a personal website (which was the subject of my last blog), but I think you should have… Continue Reading

  • A Personal Website For Job Seekers

    Finally, a Forbes article says what I have been saying – you should have a personal website.  I wrote two blogs on this subject: You Should Have a Personal Website and Like an Email Address, You Should Have a Personal Website. In Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include,… Continue Reading

  • You Should Have A Personal Website

    I want to summarize some of the key points from the last three blogs where I discussed what might replace the traditional resume and the concept of a professional identity and incorporated insights from publications by reputable authors (Dan Schawbel in Forbes, Sudy Bharadwaj in Mashable , and Susanne Markgren in College & Research Libraries). In this blog, I want… Continue Reading