The digital age has blurred the lines between personal and professional. Some of the most intimate details of our lives are available online, for all the world to see, and completely searchable next to our spotless professional LinkedIn profiles.
Our social networks, feeds and walls are not only filled with news and messages from our friends, but also coworkers and business partners, stacked with information that relates to our work as much as our hobbies and we build professional relationships and look for business opportunities in these digital spaces ridden of grey suits and the usual professional etiquette. Who you are and what you could do, two categories ommited from formal resumes and hidden interviews are catching up to the „what you’ve done“ part of your personality and becoming important factors in building your career.
This lack of boundaries does, however, have its shortcomings- with the variety of social networks, it is easy for a future employer to grab information from here and there and make it into a patchwork that in no way represents you. This is where you should take matters into your own hands and make your personal page that sends the right message and just says you. Luckily, there are some great services that help you do just that:
This is one of the most famous personal page builders- it is simple, fast, efficient, and produces gorgeous results. It serves as your personal homepage and lets you gather all the important information about yourself on a single landing page, all wrapped up in some slick design. Add some bio text, links to your social profiles and personal websites—and you’re done! It even has a great new feature called Collections, which allows you to connect with other About.Me users and build a strong network based on your friends, shared connections and similar interests. Our blogger Hrvoje tested it out and made a simple tutorial!
All Your Flavors In One Portfolio
If a one-pager does not meet your needs, there are other great solutions. Flavors.Me also gathers all your social media accounts and personal information in one place, like About.Me, but also allows you to have multiple pages on your site, as well as to use multimedia in your presentation, like video or audio files. If you are an artist of any kind, this is a good place for your portfolio.
Your Own Full-Blown Page
Enthuse.Me takes things even further as it allows you to create a full-blown profile. It’s a simple, elegant service that lets you showcase the best of your expertise in a clean, minimalistic way, as our blogger Marko noted. Created by Dan Jacobs and his team, this young startup is working from Silicon Roundabout in UK and its team is very passionate about intuitive UX and clean design. You can connect services like YouTube or Vimeo and people will be able to see your projects.
Let The Data Speak For Itself
If you are more of a number person, who thinks data speaks louder than biographies and words, there is also a little something to for you- a simple, yet appealing service that help you visualize the information from your professional network. You can connect services like YouTube or Vimeoand people will be able to see your projects. Vizualize.Me (not a typo!) takes pulls data from your LinkedIn profile and creates eye-catching infographics based on your experience, education, skills and languages.
This post is part of Personal Branding for Students and Graduates Campaign. If you want to find out more about OneBio.me, innovative tool for creating your online portfolio, check out our previous post.