I recently came across a new platform called branded.me. I was very interested to see what this was all about and update the job searching world!
branded.me is a platform in which you can create an online CV of yourself.
It has a great, cool look about it and is a great alternative to the traditional paper CV…. And maybe even LinkedIn (yes I said it).
The idea behind the site is to enable people to create a personal website in seconds, for free.
For us non design people out there, making our CVs look interesting is hard. Especially when you don’t have a creative role.
However with branded.me, anyone can have a cool design!
It is very easy to upload your information and to start building your site!
Of course, it links to LinkedIn meaning all your information is there ready to go!
If you don’t have LinkedIn, you are also able to log in and start your page just by using your email address and inputting the information in manually. It is still very easy!!
Once you are all logged in you will see all your information has been transported into your very own site! And it looks fantastic!
You get your very own home page, which shows your photograph, name and current role. Giving the viewer a great first impression.
Moving down the page, you can start to edit your bio and employment history.
I really love the timeline look that appears for your employment history. I think it is a very interesting and unique way of looking at someone’s past employment.
To get a glimpse of your role in more detail, all you need to do is click on the job title and it will automatically take you to your job description.
As you make your way down the site, you can edit every last piece of information.
From the page headings, to the tag lines underneath. Everything is personalised.
There is a really handy toolbar on the left hand side, which lets you change the style and layout of your site.
You can choose from three different themes, which changes the layout and look of your site. You can also edit the colour of your page, and the photo in the background to make it specific to you and your look.
Once you have your site exactly the way you want it, you can start managing and tracking your statistics!
Free and Pro membership:
The main difference between free and pro currently is allowing the users to connect their custom domain (leilamehio.me) to their branded.me site. Having your own domain name makes you appear much more professional and also is a very important factor for SEO purposes in search engine results. Pro users also remove all branded.me branding from their site. You also get advanced analytics with the Pro membership.
Users work hand in hand with one of our professional designers to create the site that they desire, using our platform. This is an excellent resource for people who don’t have the time to create a site or just do not have the technical or design skills to create the site they are envisioning.
Also included, a custom domain and with a year of hosting, 1 year of branded.me pro subscription.
They have a very quick turnaround with the hire-a-pro sites as well, you can have your professionally designed site up in a couple of days.
You can upgrade at any time to a Pro site from just $7 per month if you pay annually or $9 a month if you pay month by month.
You can also get a professional at branded.me who can help you build your site, and make it look that extra bit special!!
Hope you enjoy creating your very own site!!