This section is where you'll find my thoughts on life from the eyes of an entrepreneur. The biggest challenge is balancing the success and obligations that success brings as the more successful one becomes, it seems the more obligations they have to the world. Feel free to comment as you follow my journey and general musings regarding that journey.
Having a personal website is a critical tool to building your person brand. In fact, those that have a personal website, have a much better chance of landing their next job. When someone Google's you, they're likely to find your personal website as a resource to making a hiring decision.
If you're reading this blog entry, then you obviously can see that I have a personally branded website. Why do I need to have one if I'm CEO of a company I founded? No, I don't plan on making any career moves, but it gives me control over my personal brand and puts me in a position to discuss ideas that aren't specifically pertinent to operations at my company.
For most recent college graduates or those not looking to found their own company, job searching is a necessary chore and you want every advantage over your competition you can get. A Forbes article poses the question, Do Job Candidates With Personal Websites Have An Edge? It cites research showing that only a small percentage of job seekers have their own personal website and provides many tips to getting your own website.
I'm happy to share a few tips with you as well. Consider your personal website an investment in you. Do it right, don't cut corners, keep it relevant to what you want to do in life and of course, keep it current!
Thankfully, you have an affordable option to getting your personal website built. You can get your website built by professionals for free. Take the time to get your personally branded website and enjoy the boost in chances of landing your ideal job.