Tools for Success: Wix

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When searching for a job, having a professional presence online can help put you a step ahead of your competition. If you’ve ever considered creating a professional website or virtual resume, this week’s Tool for Success: Wix is for you.

Wix is a free website building tool that’s easy-to-use and offers hundreds of templates to start. Don’t have web coding or design experience? No problem! If you can create a LinkedIn or Facebook profile, building a website with Wix is just as easy.I’d recommend starting with one of their many website resume templates. Here is an example of one:

Website Resume Template

Have you created an online resume or professional website with Wix? Comment below with the link. We’d love to see some examples!

Tools for Success: SkilledUp

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Do you want to advance your knowledge in Excel or Powerpoint? What about developing your skill set in business management or marketing? If so, then try this week’s Tool for Success: SkilledUp.com. SkilledUp categorizes thousands of online courses in one place. While some of the courses do require payment, free ones are available.

Simply go to their website and type the skill set you’d like to learn more about. No matter what learning style you have, you’re covered. Plenty of varieties are available to choose from: E-books, documents, videos, and more.

Have you used SkilledUp before? What are your favorite courses?

Tools for Success: Hemingway App

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Are you looking for an easy tool to help maximize your message in articles, presentations, or blog posts? Try this week’s Tool for Success: Hemingwayapp.com. This free tool helps simplify your message and assists in making your writing bold and clear.

To use the Hemingway app, copy and paste your text where it says “Hemingway App makes your writing…” It will grade your text based of readability and highlight sentences that need improvement.  If you’d like, you can even edit your text in the app itself.

That’s it! Welcome to the age where you can now be an editing all-star. Have you used Hemingwayapp.com before? Or do you prefer another tool?

Tools for Success: Photofeeler.com

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Have you ever wanted feedback on a professional photo? (No, your mom does not count as a reliable source.) If so, today is your lucky day. Photofeeler.com is a free tool that rates professional photos and assists in finding the best photo that represents you.   You can create and start an account in three easy steps:

1. Create a free profile by signing up with your email address or Facebook account.
2. Next, earn credits by voting on other professional photos. Credits are used in exchange for votes on your own photos.
3. Lastly, upload the photos you’d like feedback on and choose the amount of votes you’d like to receive. I’d recommend at least 30 votes per photo to get an accurate reading. Once voting on your photo ends, you’ll receive an email with the results.

Have you ever used Photofeeler.com before? Would you recommend this tool to a friend?

Tools for Success: About.me

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If you’re looking to increase your professional online presence, create an about.me page. About.me is a free tool where users can create a profile that pulls their contact information, bio, and interest.

Some features include:

  • Customization – You can create a page entirely to your liking. You can choose your own background photo, font, color, and even a custom web address to reflect your name. (about.me/john.smith)
  • Contact Information – An about.me page makes it easy for recruiters to get all the information they need to contact you. You can connect professional social media pages, email, and your phone number.
  •  Tags – Under your account settings, you can create specific tags that reflect your industry, job, and interest. (Marketing, recruiting services, design) These tags can help your profile reach more industries and people.

Creating an about.me page is easy, free, and will help you stand out from your competition. Have you created an about.me page? Comment your about.me address below. We’d love to see some examples!