What can you do to stand out in the sea of job candidates applying for a job?  Many job candidates ask this questions daily, but few have found the right answer.  While most job candidates today understand, they must market themselves, they still are unsure how to do that.  Could it be that a personal domain is the answer?

Hiring managers and recruiters are going to do an online search about you when you apply for a position, so why not give them a place to go to get all the information they seek.  Having your own domain name and website, will help build your personal brand, thereby making you more attractive to potential employers.  Here are some ways a personal domain and website can help you in your job search:

  • Professionalism – having your own domain and website exudes professionalism. If you are lucky, your name may still be available, and you can create a website that is unique and professional to fit you and your career.  In addition, you can then create an email address that has your own domain, which is much more personalized.
  • Control – while you still have control over the content that is posted on other job board sites and social media sites, your website gives you ultimate control over what others see. Imagine having one site where a hiring manager or recruiter can go to get your updated resume, career goals, and more.
  • Drive Traffic – with a well-designed website, using your own domain name, you will be able to drive hiring managers and recruiters to you. You can connect your social media accounts to your website and you will truly be able to stand out from the crowd.

As you know, technology is taking over the hiring process.  What better way to stay at the top and get noticed by hiring managers and recruiters, than by having your own website and personal domain?

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