By Melissa Burns
During the last decades Internet access has become a basic need for college students. There are many everyday things all young people can’t live without and good old web surfing makes an essential part of a college student’s life. Just think about it: the education routine takes tons of time. In that case the Web is a great help. It allows the youth not only to cope with studies but also make some time for virtual chat with friends.
Meanwhile, the main question remains without the answer: why do students actually need the Web access? The most common reasons for college undergraduates to spend a few quick hours in the Internet are:
- complete their homework;
- listen to local podcast or recent lectures uploaded by thoughtful professors;
- visit classes online;
- stay in touch with relatives and chums;
- for pure amusement: play online games, watch clips on YouTube, chat with like-minded people;
- seeking job opportunities.
How about to create your personal brand?
It is widely believed that life after college is full of chances to do things we love… To get a dream job. Not likely! Right after graduation many young employees face big disappointment. The reason is: there’s no job for you, my dear unknown but promising graduate.
Still, as soon as you have some time before entering the cruel world of adults, you can take care about your future today, of course, using the power of the Web. Create your personal brand to make you more competitive in the job market. It doesn’t matter whether you lack hands-on experience or not. The main thing here is to let your potential employer see the best of you. The summary for you is: build your personal brand now and get hired later.
Create your very own website
Suppose, you got the point of online self-branding. Your next move is to create a personal website to make it a virtual showcase of your current and future works. Believe it or not, but many business owners while looking for fresh ideas, visit personal blogs and websites of young talents. This strategy is very efficient because it allows potential employers to exclude thousands of mediocrities and hire a person with great potentials. Sounds pretty inviting, doesn’t it? However, before dreaming about your very own website, you need to think about one more thing.
Get web hosting
As you perfectly know, your showcase-to-be needs a place in the Web. Fortunately, these days you can find tons of hosting providers ready to help people in getting a spot in the virtual area. And not only that! Places like www.dailyhosting.net offer free hosting guides containing the latest info about different hosting companies. All you need to do in order to find a place for your site is to visit one of those online reviewers and choose a company you like most of all. They say, the first step is the hardest. Well, it’s definitely not that case, folks!
The bottom line of the whole story is that your online activity is a key to opening the gates to a wide world of possibilities. No matter, whether it be just a one-page portfolio or a full-fledged website, every step to self-perfection brings you closer to a cherished career. Let people know about you. Let them talk about you in popular social networks. After all, an actual job offer will be the best reward for your efforts.
Melissa Burns graduated from the faculty of Journalism of Iowa State University in 2008. Nowadays she is an entrepreneur and independent journalist. Her sphere of interests includes startups, information technologies and how these ones may be implemented.