An increasingly important part of being on the market is to create a professional-looking online presence. This post relates my experiences and what others, both job seekers and search committee members have told me. There's a ton of advice on this topic on the Internet, but I would like to focus here on the philosophy job market.
To some job seekers, the prospect of creating an online presence is daunting. While it may seem risky, there is an opportunity to stand out from the crowd, as well as opportunities for peer support, networking, maintaining friendships, which I’ll describe below. I'll focus on the importance of a personal website, other platforms such as academia.edu, blogging, and social media.