By Kara Hisatake and Katie Trostel
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How to Present Yourself Professionally (on a budget), Part II
Building an Online Presence: Personal Websites, LinkedIn, Twitter …
Both Kara and Katie elected to build their own, personal websites that highlight their scholarship and research interests using WordPress. This platform also allows for links to various other social media and professional platforms, including LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram. WordPress lets you to display your CV in a more dynamic manner. For example, you could provide direct links to the conference presentations you gave, URLs to video, examples of digital works in progress, links to articles or other types of writing / volunteering / beyond-the-academy activities that you participate in.
Example: You can connect your website directly to your Twitter feed. Buttons at the bottom of each of your site’s pages can connect the visitor directly to other social media and professional platforms.