Blogs May Help
Your Job Search
by Stefanie Spikell,
The William Shakespeare of Resume Writing/Career Coaching
a blog help you get a new job?
YES! The reason for this is that a blog helps you to be
found my recruiters and employers.
When they find YOU, instead of you finding THEM, you have
greatly increased your chances for a positive end result.
what if you aren’t found through your blog?
Well, then, what an opportunity you have to talk about it
during an interview. It’s
a great way to show the employer that you keep up to the minute
in your area of expertise and then share that expertise with
thing to do is to list your blog on your resume so that a
potential hiring manager can see what you are all about before
determining if you’ll get an interview.
This can really set you apart from the pack, so put that
blog url in your name header area.
idea is to mention your blog in your cover letter and/or in the
follow up letter you send to the hiring manager as a reminder of
who you are. Remember, just HAVING a blog sets you apart from the
crowd………………………always the right place to be.
are some great reasons for having a blog:
blog may get you noticed, and you can't be hired until you
set yourself apart immediately when you can tell a potential
employer to "google" you to learn about what you
have written on the internet.
helps you refine your communication skills and learn to get
your point across succinctly - exactly what you want to do
with a potential hiring manager.
is a great way to network on the internet. You may be
surprised who will be reading your blog and contacting you.
to learn more about blogging?...just "google" it!
Stefanie Spikell, owner of two
Expert Resumes and
Clear Communications Business Consulting
is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and
resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing
communications departments for major engineering firms, taught
at the university level, published hundreds of business-related
reports and articles, and written thousands of winning resumes.