A friend showed me about.me this week. What a great site and a great way for everyone to have their own internet splash page. This is a wonderful new site that allows a person to display their background, specialties and contact information. My page is here. Here are a few suggested ways to use it:
Job Seekers – Recruiting is evolving and recruiters and hiring managers routinely search the internet for candidates before they even put ads on the job boards. Why not have your background, specialties and contact information all in one place, making it easier for recruiters to contact you? In a paragraph or two, explain your background and tell your story. Everyone has a story and you need to tell yours. As a Job Seeker you should make it as easy as possible for recruiters and hiring managers to find you and contact you. About.me is one way to do it and an interesting tool to use in your job search.
Recruiters – We are a dime a dozen, there are recruiters everywhere. I try to differentiate myself to my client companies and the people who I represent. A site like about.me helps me do just that. A presence on this site gives everyone my background and details on how to contact me. I plan on using this as a personal brand tool. Not all recruiters are the same and work the same. I want everyone to know what to expect from me and what I expect from them, if I am their recruiter.
Question – Would you use a site like about.me?What do you do to separate yourself from the pack? Let me know in the comments!