Marketing yourself on the web

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Marketing yourself on the web is becoming increasingly important these days… Especially when you’re a journalist. Emily Ingram created a presentation with tips on how to look exceptionally appealing to employers. Not only does the presentation look great (very colorful!), it includes useful and relevant information.

A few basic tips:

Use your real name: Ditch any nickname you’ve used in 8th grade.

Be consistent and professional: Color schemes, profile pictures, etc.

Get your own site: Is yourname.com available? Buy it!

Use social networking sites: Contribute to the conversation.

Read and comment like crazy: Google reader should be your best friend.

The presentation also includes a great quote from Mindy McAdams:

Your Google search is your business card.

Be sure to check out the entire presentation – either in PDF or slide show format.

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