Publish Creative Projects to Help in Your Job Search
When you're launching a job search and trying to improve your online presence, look through old projects to see which ones best represent you and the quality of your work. Put yourself in the shoes of a curious hiring manager. He wants to learn more about you. Is any of this content self-explanatory and complementary?
If you work in a creative industry like design or publishing, you probably have a stack of projects you’ve worked on or contributed to. Take a look through your stack and pick the best samples. Then upload them to Behance, Carbonmade, or FigDig. These portfolio-building sites are for creative professionals. Google regularly indexes projects from these sites, so you have a good chance of ranking on the first page of results.
When setting up a portfolio with Behance, Carbonmade, or FigDig, be sure to title it with your full name. Use your full name for the custom web address as well. By doing so, you create yet another domain with your name in it.
You don’t need very many samples to make your point; aim for five to ten. You’ll have choices of layout and privacy settings. As long as your project is made public or visible, Google will index it.
Before posting any creative project you’ve worked on, verify that you have the rights to reproduce each item. If you don’t, ask the company for permission. It’s better to ask permission and not get sued than to ask for forgiveness with a copyright violation fee!