Claim Your Simple One-Page Portal for Your Job Search
There’s something to be said about simplicity. This next batch of websites leverage design (color, photos, and layout) to communicate your brand. Though they’re sparse on detailed information, sometimes employers just want a quick snapshot of who you are.
These websites are great as personal portals for your domain name. Just link your LinkedIn profile and other social media pages to one of the following profiles to direct people to find out more about you. You’ll have a strong online presence that aggregates all your other online profiles in one visually appealing page.
It has often been said that simple is better, and About.me takes that to heart. It allows users to create a minimalist one-page website all about themselves. You write a brief bio, upload a photo of yourself for your background, include links to profiles on up to 21 other sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WordPress — and voilà, you’re done!
The free service also allows you to measure and track different page metrics, like number of visitors and what people check out on your page. You can also allow people to e-mail you directly without giving up your private e-mail address.
Flavors.me allows for more customization than About.me, offering seven layouts, 222 fonts, and the ability to link to 35 other sites. One feature it lacks that About.me has is the site analytics; however, if you purchase the $20-per-year premium version, you can track and measure site metrics in real time and use customs domains.
Both free and premium versions incorporate content from your social networks directly on the page rather than just linking to it.
PRESSi brings all your social media accounts together on a single clean page, essentially creating a digital magazine of your life. You can link to Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter and add RSS feeds from those accounts. Glossi has a cool shuffle feature that lets you find and subscribe to fellow Glossi users who interest you.
Hi, I’m lets you write a brief snippet about yourself and upload a background image for your page (or use any of the provided templates). You can add links to their other social networking and personal sites. The service also features statistic analytics so you can monitor what visitors look at on your page.
ItsMyURLs is very straightforward: The free service brings all your social networks and personal sites together in one place. You can upload a profile picture and background image as well as use site analytics to find out which of your links and profiles are the most popular.
It makes it easier to put one link in your e-mail signature, on your résumé, and anywhere else rather than the many that makeup your complete online presence. Employers are going to Google you anyway, so why not present your links to them on your own terms?
In addition to assembling your various social networks on a single page, Follr lets users combine all their contacts from their different networks into one Connections list. You can also incorporate your Twitter and blog into your free site (or a blog that you follow), so the latest tweets and posts appear as soon as they’re published.
Sometimes what you say on social media is more important than what you write on a profile. RebelMouse creates a social front page where your posts are presented in a newspaper-like fashion. RebelMouse currently links to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, RSS, Tumblr, and Google+. After you link to your profiles and create a custom name, RebelMouse creates a Pinterest-like page of your posts, with tweets and statuses appearing as headlines.
The platform is in its early days, but you can already embed RebelMouse sites and pages onto your own blog or website. There is also paid program for $9.99/month which just powers your entire website. RebelMouse is being used by celebrities, big media companies, brands and high profile individuals, but it’s available for everyone.
Since the platform is in beta, it’s still being developed and introducing new features, like slideshows, newsletters, and more to further enhance your “social front page.”