As part of my job search for a new role as a Learning and Development Manager I am very focused on ensuring that I maintain my visibility online across various platforms.
I have also been working to ensure that my Online CVs are both right up-to-date and promoted. This last weekend I was talking to a friend who works in recruitment. They commented to me that it would be really good if, in addition to having domains that use my own name, I could have a domain that reflects the role that I do.
When we were discussing it we thought that it was highly unlikely that there would be a domain name available that exactly matched the type or role that I do.
Later in the weekend I was working on the computer and I suddenly thought to myself — why not check what domain names are available and who has the domain name that I would really like.
You can I am sure imagine my surprise when I checked on my preferred domain name provider and quickly discovered that www.learninganddevelopmentmanager.co.uk was available! I nearly fell off my chair! Within a few hours I had a new domain waiting to be populated with content.
In less than 24 hours and with some quick work and updating I had a keyword optimised CV online at Learning and Development Manager
The moral of the story — never assume anything until you have checked!