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May 2, 2013

Enthuse – Put Your Best Foot Forward

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Being a show-off was frowned upon as a child, but putting your best foot forward is the key to getting ahead as an adult. Enthuse is a web-platform that gives professionals a way to do just that, providing tools to create a one-page profile where users can showcase their talents, skills, and expertise online.

Create a central spot where potential employers and clients can find examples of your work by choosing an Enthuse username, connecting your LinkedIn or Facebook account, and filling out a profile that includes information about your main skill or area of knowledge. Pick out a few examples of your very best work (including articles and blogs you’ve written, videos you’ve produced, or recordings of lectures you’ve given) and post those examples in your profile. Enthuse currently supports content hosted by Blogger, Soundcloud, and Youtube, among other popular services.

Because Enthuse is still new, the platform doesn’t offer any tools for distributing your profile or building your reputation at the current time. In the coming weeks and months, however, Enthuse plans to include additional features to help its users establish their professional reputations, acquire fans and followers, and connect with other users through the site.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a portfolio that showcases the best examples of your work
  • Give potential employers a place to find out more about your background
  • Provide clients with links to news articles that have been written about your business
  • Use your Enthuse profile as a digital calling card when networking at professional events

Insider Tips:

  • Users must have a Facebook or LinkedIn account to register with Enthuse
  • In the future, users will be able to create or upload original content to their Enthuse profiles
  • People can email [email protected] to change their username
  • Users retain the copyrights to any work they post on Enthuse

What we liked:

  • Enthuse takes a streamlined approach to creating an online portfolio
  • People aren’t encouraged to clutter their profiles by adding too much content
  • Users can add content directly from Blogger, Youtube, or Soundcloud
  • Writers can post links to examples of their work that have appeared elsewhere online

What we didn’t like:

  • Enthuse doesn’t have a way for users to personalize the layouts of their profiles

Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Founded by: Dan Jacobs
  • Web site: http://www.enthuse.me

Costs:

  • Free

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