I'm not talking about Facebook or other forms of social media, I am referring to the people that think designing a web page or home page to find a job using services like about.me and flavors.me. Enough is Enough! Employers are not looking for flashy pizzazz, they are looking for someone that can do the job. Technology is integrating itself into our lives more and more everyday but the workforce and hiring managers, they still use a calculator and pick up the phone. It's not that using a personal homepage isn't trendy but will it really target the people you want?
The economy isn't in the greatest place and unemployment is still struggling mainly because the law of supply and demand is in effect. There are a great supply of employees and a limited demand from employers. The competition is great and I can see why these personal homepages have an immediate appeal but once again employers want to know "can you do the job?". Resumes get a quick glance, most positions are gained through networking, and these are the people that are finding jobs, not the ones using a personal homepage as a desperate plea "look at me". There, I said it this trend is overkill and appears desperate. Here is a perfect example of how we ruin our uniqueness and personality, pick up the phone, shake somebody's hand, I'm telling you the people that do the hiring are not as trendy and technology savvy to get into your flashy homepage. These homepages are almost like a full sleeve of tattoos, not going to work in the professional environment. Five, ten years from now when a new generation of hiring manager that grew up in this technology era are in charge homepages may have more clout. But until they get there, keep your audience in mind.
When your personal homepage can show work ethic and provide a value to employers it may have a greater foundation but for now leave your personal stuff, socializing flashy marketing to yourself.
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