03 Nov A personal website, the new business card.
It used to be that only businesses needed to have a website, not individuals. Nowadays, everyone who wishes to be “connected” needs one.
If you wish to sell a service or a product or want to have the power to choose the job or the client you want, you need to have a website, trust me. And if you can keep that content updated, fed with consistency, useful to others, and aligned with your purpose, you will feel inspired and inspire.
Remember those days when people who were looking for a new job or a career transition would attach their CVs to an email and send it to their network with a subject line “looking for new opportunities”? Please don’t do that anymore. That would show how not aligned with today’s work market you are. You deserve better.
Instead, update yourself. Build a website, write articles, or make videos to share what you learned. And if possible get your clients, coworkers, or teachers to write you an honest testimonial. And include all of that into your website, your new business card.
I took ten whole months to build my website! Yes, not kidding. But let me remind you I am in my forties, so did not come equipped with those “digital genes”. Not complaining, because we came with some other genes that others don’t have, plus we have the life experience, so if you can add your experience, that came with your generation, to some of the new digital era skills, ohh man, you’ll be wanted by many open-minded institutions who need that mix.
So instead of spending your time looking for a new job, how about you focus on building your first website?