I liked what he had to say, but wanted to point out that there's a bigger potential than he noted: this whole web site is designed with more than merely a job hunt in mind. However, it helps to serve that purpose. Here are some of the features:
- The domain name reinforces my personal name, www.MikeSchorah.com and I use that domain for my email correspondence. The site's graphics banner is the same as the graphics on my printed business cards; and I pick up the graphics theme for my letterhead; and the printed copies of my CV, etc.
- I've got a few videos, including a visual CV/résumé, as well as some short, serious pieces and some jokes at my expense that show some of the rest of my personality. And there's a link to my YouTube channel.
- There are links to find my profile on LinkedIn and my tweets on Twitter. Visitors can download a PDF of my profile.
- There's a big Skype button to show whether I'm online for a chat or a call right now; and visitors can enter an email address to subscribe to updates whenever I post a new blog entry. This is handled by Feedburner, which also provides an RSS feed for me.
- The site links automatically to Twitter to send out a tweet whenever there's a new blog post; and there's that email digest that goes out at the end of a day if there's been a new blog entry.
- Because I'm in the tech field, I use the .tel domain just to show that I know what it's about; although, frankly, it's not that useful. (Maybe that's the subject of another blog entry?)
- I rank the popular posts over the last month; and there are lots of opportunities for people to share my thoughts through their own Facebook, Twitter or other pages.
And then, there are the statistics: it's encouraging to me to see a gentle, steady rise in readership; with a consistent base.
The bulk of the site is devoted to my blog posts where I try to write briefly, regularly and intelligently on some of the subjects that interest me. Most are somewhere in the intersection of technology and business; with some futurist predictions; and the occasional funny stuff to lighten the scene.
Thoughts? Reactions? How can I build or improve on this site? Drop me an email! Or comment here.