You post to Facebook and Twitter accounts, you blog regularly on Tumblr and you upload the occasional YouTube video. On the other hand, you don’t own or operate your own website (partly because johnsmith.comwas taken 15 years ago). Plus, why worry about one more thing?

Think of a personal website as a public business card with links. It’s a tidy, succinct landing page where you can direct curious employers or business contacts. The site contains your basic information and social links all in once place. That way, people don’t have to search through pages of Google results to pull up your information.

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