How To Set Up Your Personal Website In Under 15 Minutes

How To Set Up Your Personal Website In Under 15 Minutes
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By Jeff Gillis

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on getting more job interviews and more job offers:

 

Hopefully by now you understand how powerful it is having your own personal website when it comes to getting more job interviews and more job offers.

If you’re not convinced yet, be sure to read part 1 of this blog series!

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What Is A Domain Name & Why Do I Need One?

 

A “Domain Name” is simply the “virtual address” of a website online.

For example, google.com is a domain name. The domain name for the website you’re on right now is theinterviewguys.com.

Pretty simple right?

The question is, why is a domain name important for you in your job search?

It’s all about controlling your personal brand online.

Think about this situation:

 

Let's say there's a job seeker named: Jim Canlon.

Jim gets an interview with a company he would be thrilled to work for.

Before the interview, the hiring manager he's about to interview with quickly pops online and types into Google: jim canlon.

Several results show up, including jimcanlon.com.

The hiring manager assumes that this is Jim's website, clicks on the result and comes to an ugly looking blog that looks like it was made in 1998 and is run by a different Jim Canlon.

The blog consists of one thing and one thing only: hours and hours of homemade videos of him and his dog "Arlo" practicing to try and get into the Westminster Dog Show.arlo

So how does this affect Jim's job search and interview?

He has just missed a massive opportunity to "wow" the hiring manager with a polished, professional yet simple looking personal website that highlights Jim's personality, qualities and professionalism --- AKA his Personal Brand.

Not only that, but since Jim failed to secure his personal domain name (jimcanlon.com), every time anyone types "jim canlon" into Google they won't be faced with Jim's Personal Branding Website but will find Jim #2's blog chronicling he and "Arlo's" years of struggle!

I hope that little “story” helped illustrate how important it is to secure your domain name so you can take control of your brand online!

(And if you were thinking, “Well what happens if someone else does have my exact name as a domain, what do I do then?”, don’t worry, because we are going to show you exactly what to do in the short video below…)

Here’s another way that little story could have played out:

The hiring manager could have typed “jim canlon” into Google and found…NOTHING!

That’s just as bad!