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The love for WordPress developed in one week

The love for WordPress.

First, how i got to know WordPress. I’ve been into the whole internet thing for quite a while now. It all started back in high school when i started developing my first websites with frontpage. This started to develop and when I started College it really pulled me in. After creating a plan for Van Duinkerken Camping & Sports Mall, about how to present theirselves online, I knew I wanted a carreer in the Internet business. In my thhird year of college I had to choose a Minor. And of course I chose Internet Marketing. Here I was introduced to Joomla, while having to create a website that needed more then aritcles published. I wasn’t to excited about Joomla, of course you could choose a lot of different templates, but in my opinion a lot were unproffessional. And yes, their are a lot of possibilities with Joomla but too many were uninteresting. So Joomla became a CMS that didn’t get my approval.

In the past few months I’ve heard a lot of people talking about WordPress. I started looking around but didn’t get the information needed. So WordPress sort of lost my interesest. Yes I know the title of this article is about the love for WordPress. I will come to that later. But a few weeks ago I was instructed by my proffessors to start working on my portfolio. Our portfolio is about what we know, what we have learned during our bachelor and what qualities we posses for enteperneurship. They also asked us to present this in a creative way and one that represent us. So automatically I chose for creating my portfolio online. So after buying my domainname and hosting I had to decide on what program I was going to start using. The hosting server provides multiple programs to install. And there I saw WordPress. Remembering all the good things I heard about WordPress I decided to install it and check it out.

After having installed it, I started looking around for WordPress themes, since I don’t have the time to create my own. After looking around my conclusion was that there were less free WordPress templates then Joomla but the WordPress themes had a more professional look. So I installed my new theme and was ready to start building my online portfolio. When I logged in the first thing i saw was the simplicity of the WordPress backend, I was instantly impressed and excited! It is amazing how simple the backend is and how easy it is to find and edit what you like. After creating a few pages that I needed for my portfolio it was time to insert the document like my CV. So i tried inserting it in a page but instantly lost my layout, due to that my layout was not written in HTML or CSS. So i went to the WordPress forum and searched on how to fix this setback I had. There I found that you could install a embedded docs plugin to show PDF or Word documents. And the thing I love about WordPress compared to Joomla is that the plugins are easy to find, install and place where you like. Also the easy way to create static pages and menu’s have been a blessing to my eye.

Another great thing about WordPress is the application you can download to your mobile phone. It works great and lets me work on my website where ever I like.

After only working with WordPress for a week I can honestly say I love it. I’ve so much about it in these few days and am sure to learn a lot more to come.

A new WordPress fan, as many around the globe.

How to write a resume in modern times

Writing a great resume

At the moment of writing this article I am busy finishing my Bachelor paper for College. I am also getting ready to step into the wild-life called business-life. As everybody knows when you are applying for a job it is important to have a professional resume ready to give to an employer and you are able to explain it to them. And I know everyone has their own opinion about how to write a resume. Therefore I am giving the world another way to write one.

It all starts with what you want to achieve with your resume. This is an important question since there are many reasons one write a resume. Some people just want to show what they have done, others show how good they are and others just do not know why they have a resume. When I thought about what my resume should accomplish I came up with a few things. It should:
•    Attract attention;
•    Show my abilities en competence;
•    Prove I am the right person for the job.

Now how do I accomplish these things? Well first I brainstorm. Which student jobs are actually relevant for my future? What skills do I have that are relevant? What are my future ambitions? These are a few things that I want in my resume. Figure 1 shows a structure you can use to design your resume. It shows what you can or have done, who you are (ambition & qualities) and what else do you know.

 

Figure 1

When writing down your experience do not only enter job information as company, address, and job title but also enter what you did during your job. What where your tasks and what did you accomplish. This is more relevant then job title. Also tell the employer what your ambition is. Ambition shows them that you are the right person for the job, that you want to learn and you are eager to excel in your job.

Always keep in mind that you want to show your skills. You are probably not the only one to apply for this job so make sure your resume stands out. Ways of doing this is playing with design and structure. Use different fonts. But always keep in mind that it should look professional, no one wants to see a purple resume, except when your applying for a creative job position.

I hope you find this useful! Please comment with your ideas about resume’s.

Till next time.

 

Huisover.nl


Huisover.nl is een initiatief van 2 Gelderse ondernemers om de woning markt een impuls te geven. Zij zijn deze onderneming begonnen om zowel particulieren als zakelijk klanten te ondersteunen bij het verhuren van een tweede woning en/of pand. Zoals vaak in de media wordt besproken heeft de woningmarkt een zware klap gekregen tijdens de economische crisis. Tijdens de crisis hebben veel mensen een nieuwe woning gekocht met de gedachte dat de oude woning snel verkocht zou worden. Nu veel woningen niet verkocht worden zitten deze mensen met dubbele maandlasten.

Huisover.nl ondersteunt deze mensen bij het verhuren van koopwoningen. De twee ondernemers zijn jong en innovatief en staan niet stil bij een idee. Ik spreek regelmatig met een van deze ondernemers en hij is een enthousiaste en creatieve ondernemer. Hij staat open voor nieuwe ideeën en is ontzettend leergierig.  Dus ken je iemand die hun woning en/of pand wilt verhuren of ben je gewoon benieuwd naar het concept? Kijk dan op Huisover.nl of mail info@huisover.nl.

PressPausePlay

Binnenkort komt er een nieuwe documentaire uit: PressPausePlay.

Zelf ben ik erg benieuwd naar deze documentaire over het veranderende medialandschap. Vooral benieuwd naar de visies van Seth Godin, Moby, Sean Parker en Andrew Keen. De film haalt mensen met verschillende kijk op media en vraagt hen om hun mening. Niet alleen kan dit leerzaam zijn maar zie ook humor hierin voorkomen. Ik kan in ieder geval niet wachten tot die uitkomt. Hieronder de trailer van PressPausePlay.

Infographic Bartvanduinkerken.com

A nice infographic about what to find on my website:
Made by: Wordle