About this site & "social media CV"
Some people say that a personal site is helpful for professional reasons. Terms for it vary, such as "personal branding" or "social networking." Job hunters are advised to use tools of the web to "take control" of their online profile. And then there are various personal uses of such sites.
I have chosen to use my personal domain - donosborn.org - for several purposes of which this "social media CV" is but one. Two others of those are:
- /blog - "Multidisciplinary perspectives," the newer of my two blogs
- /iyl - "Support for the International Year of Languages 2008," a resource site originally created to support observance of this important year.
Part of the motivation for this particular section of the site - /work, also dubbed a "social media CV" - is that there is a fair amount of material online by and/or about me already, and that it is not so voluminous as to be impractical to bring together links to it on one site.
In addition, there is some other useful material in digital form, but not currently or ever online, that can also be posted here.
The overall goal is a professional/academic online profile that can be accessed for specific background or more in-depth information about my work and ideas. As such it's a bit more like a personal library than a marketing tool.
Social media CVs are often presented as marketing tools, however, which is partly how I originally viewed the concept. A couple of links give context:
- "Would a social media CV (resume) or biography be useful? " (although kind of old, it's a nice overview; featured on the blog entitled "Heather Yaxley - Greenbanana views of public relations and more")
- "Why You Should Create a Social Media CV " (presents its case as an infographic)
This "social media CV" section of my site uses PmWiki software, currently with the "Adapt" skin. I chose to use a wiki software as I find it efficient for managing and updating a significant amount of information.
For the blog I use WordPress.