Summer Post #7: Personal Branding and Promotion

This is the beginning of your Senior Year, and many of you will be networking to promote yourselves for jobs, internships, and of course, higher education.

I’ve recently found an article that describes the differences between several “PERSONAL BRANDING” sites you can use to build a simple resume or contact page, such as this

Zerply_profile

http://mashable.com/2012/06/15/personal-branding-websites/

Here’s an an example of an about.me ( https://about.me/ ) page from someone you should follow on Twitter, media theorist Cole Stryker http://about.me/colestryker

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Here’s a similar “Landing Page” style. which I use, called Flavors.me

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* you can find it at http://flavors.me/amyburvall – thanks to Cara P for the photo!

These are a bit different than the INFOGRAPHIC RESUME / C.V. tools I recommended called 

Visualize.me

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and 

Re.Vu

See an example here: http://re.vu/scottbeale

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BUSINESS CARDS

I just came across a digital business card FREE APP from Sweden called “FACECARD”

http://www.face-card.net/en/

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You can “collect” other people’s Facecards on your phone:

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And simply “bump” phones together to exchange!

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Find it at the iTunes app store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id485195729

One of my favorite card companies is MOO.COM

Here’s there new Facebook Card option

 

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Another cool thing they offer is Mini Cards with “Printfinity”, which  can be printed with up to 100 different designs in 1 pack! or all you artists out there this is a great wasy to show off your portfolio.

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