your home page

Why Personal Websites Matter discusses how a web site can tell a potential employer more than just a resume. It also explains that a web site permits you to show your expertise, especially if Google and other sites link to you. (via /.)

I never thought of my home page as a way to gain employment, though I wouldn’t complain if it happened. I just enjoy maintaining it. Looking back, it seems like such a long time ago that I made my first one. Those were the days.


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  1. I’ve kept an archive of my first website too.

    Comment by Chad on November 16, 2003 @ 11:41 pm
  2. My first web page was scary, still is.

    Dan, your first page is funny. It’s so you.

    Comment by Mel on November 17, 2003 @ 9:05 am
  3. My first site is no longer available, but it was pretty bad. My next attempt, several years later, is now somewhat of a source of humor with a “desperate” link from my homepage.

    As for the employer thing, a lot of people will post resumes on their sites. I have one and I get occasional hits, but it’s a bit out of date, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a direct email from someone interested.

    Comment by Cameron on November 17, 2003 @ 10:32 am
  4. I’m now on my fourth website. Well, it’s my third if you count the Jan’s Liahona at geocites and the one I have now as one.

    Cameron. That Desperation page is great; Don’t make fun. If it had actually worked for you, I would have tried it myself.

    Comment by Jan on November 18, 2003 @ 6:11 am
  5. I don’t know. Sometimes I don’t want my employer to know that much about me.

    Comment by bill on November 28, 2003 @ 7:22 am

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