Over the past few weeks, I’ve been encouraging Jake to update his website. He’s been so busy in India that he hasn’t really had time to blog, but he has his own domain (jakedubber.com) and web space, so we had a chat about what would be a useful thing to put there.
What he’s ended up with is ideal (have a look) – but in particular, I think it’s a really good model for my students to consider following. It’s more informal than a CV, but acts as a really good calling card and easily-updated professional link to send people.
A photo, a short bio, some links to where you can be found online (for Jake that’s Twitter, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Flickr – rather than Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and so on – but you should amend as appropriate) and some direct links to some work that you’ve done. Simple.
His one uses a template called Coming Soon by Templatic – a simple, one-page, easy to edit basis for this kind of thing, but there are others you can consider.
It just struck me as something that a lot of my students should be thinking about if they’re planning to shop themselves around for internships, job placements and so on.