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.