Are you an empty nester? Finally have the time to do create the gig you’ve always wanted to create? Maybe you’re like thousands of folks this year that are having to reestablish employment after your former employer downsized or outsourced your role. There’s good news! Doing what you love to do, writing as yourself, creating that product or service on line can actually assist you as human resources try to form a complete picture of you as a potential employee. Domain.me shares resources to assist the new ventures or future employment opportunities.
I personally chose a .me domain when I begain my own adventures as an independent strategist. Sweetieland.me is my personal journey of moving from an urban home to downsizing to a 1955 ranch on 3 acres to create a more self sustaining lifestyle. As brands, and potential clients want to know more about who I am, what I do and how I function, they have another choice to peer into my world. The work I do with clients is personal and professional strategies for their projects. We develop brands for authors and speakers. Developing content marketing as well as develop their initial brandings. That look into my world allows many to feel more comfortable as they seek supportive services to their career growth. According to US Survey: HR Professional ,a remarkable number of the HR professionals interviewed, in fact, 55% HR professionals, a personal website increases the HR professionals interest in learning more about the candidate.
Isn’t it good to know that you have some new options to “tailor” how a potential employer finds out information about you. You can choose to share more than what a vitae or online resume’ will share. Personally, as I hire employees and contractors, I look at their Facebook wall, their blogs, their other business sites to see if they are presentable as members of our brand. If they manage emotional responses well online, if they have other interests that imply a well balanced life. Of course being willing to have a http://<yourname>.me address simplifies finding you too. So often clients or potential clients may not remember your brand name, but they remember yours! I encourage our authors, speakers, and small businesses to establish a .me online for themselves personally to affirm that they are who they are!
A recent human resource professionals survey encouraged potential candidates to add their resume’ to their online presence.US Survey: HR Professionals shared that over half the human resource professionals also shared that current articles, resume’ and presence on an online site of the candidates own increased the chances for positive recommendations. It’s more than simply findability, it’s affirmation that the second and third act client (a baby boomer or older potential hire) is “up to date”, technically aware and “with it” for online communications. This thwarts may of the concerns of hiring an older job candidate. It’s simply a matter of affirming you’ve got what it takes to be a successful candidate and an opportunity to be a better fit as personality and cultures of the hiring process come into play.
Are you ready to go forward with your business, a new role or employment or simply ready to express yourself online? Starting your appearance personally and professionally with a Domain.me address is a strong start to being found well. I simply recommend it!
This post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal URLs that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”