How To Make Your Personal Branding Website Job Search Ready

How To Make Your Personal Branding Website Job Search Ready
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By Jeff Gillis & Mike Simpson

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on getting more job interviews and more job offers:

 

If you’re reading this article there is a good chance that you’ve secured your domain name, have created your Wix account and have started editing your personal branding website.

You’re now on your way to getting more job interviews AND more job offers!

(By the way, if you haven’t done any of the above, what are you waiting for?  Having a personal branding website is one of the most powerful tools you can add to your job search portfolio! Click here to learn more about this powerful new strategy.)penguin-161387_640

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But what if I told you that there were a few more small tweaks you could make to your website that would really impress hiring managers and increase your chances of job search success even more?

Well for one, you might get a little squeamish in your chair at the thought of having to put your “tech hat” on and start mucking around on your website.

Luckily, we decided to make it painfully easy for you to do (hey, it’s what we do!) by putting together four easy-to-follow videos that will help turn your basic personal website into a job-getting branding machine!

Take the time to go through the four videos below and where possible, make some of the improvements that we recommend.

Now of course, everything we suggest is completely optional (just having a personal website puts you among the elite job seekers), but it never hurts to go the extra mile when it comes to showing off your personal brand.

After all, we are in the business of impressing hiring managers, and having a cohesive and interesting personal branding website is a great place to start!

tutorial video 1

How To Connect Your Domain Name To Your Wix Website & Get Rid Of Ads

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably already completed this step, right?

RIGHT?!?!

Joking aside, this is an absolutely crucial step that must be completed in order to ensure that your website looks professional.

I can’t think of a single hiring manager that would be impressed by a website that is covered in advertisements for Wix, not to mention one that would be wowed by seeing www.yourname.wix.com/online-resume or something similar on all of your application documents.

There really isn’t much point in going through all of this trouble if you aren’t going to make sure that your personal branding website is professional looking!

Now of course, Wix is going to charge you a small monthly fee for you to do this, but so will every other website builder out there (and Wix is among the most affordable).

The great part is, for the cost of a couple Big Macs you can make sure your site is completely “on brand” and ready to impress your hiring manager.

So go ahead and finish this step before moving on!

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How To Supercharge Your Personal Website Homepage

When a hiring manager visits your website, what is the first thing they are going to see?painter-161318_640

Your homepage!

Now that you’ve connected your domain and removed the Wix ads, you’re going to need to make sure that you’ve completely edited your homepage so that it reflects all of your personal information.

We keep bringing up first impressions, and that’s because they are such an important part of the job interview process.

So you need to take a little bit of time and make sure that your homepage is on point.

In this short video we are going to walk you through exactly what you need to do to ensure that you make a great first impression on anyone visiting your site.



tutorial video 3

 3 Personal Website “Hacks” That You Can Use to Impress Hiring Managers

Everybody loves a good “hack” (unless it involves your bank account of course!)…

Hacks for websites are no different, so we thought we would put together a video that highlights three of our favorites.magic-790704_640

Adding one or more of these three hacks to your site can really take it to the next level, and the best part is, they are fairly easy to do.

Now, don’t forget these things are completely optional so you don’t absolutely need to have them.  But there is also no reason for you to be intimidated by adding them because we’re going to walk you through the process in the video below.

Learn about these three awesome hacks by watching the video below!