Chris Hammond, web developer who blogs
Chris Hammond used his blog to get a job. According to Jim Durbin of STLrecruiting
To get better at his job and to showcase his ASP knowledge, Chris participates in the ASP.Net Forums and writes code examples, tips, and announcements at his technical blog
. One day, the President of EngageSoftware, a software development firm in St Louis, notices a particularly insightful example of coding prowess in the ASP.Net forums written by Chris. The President follows the link back to Chris's blog because he notices that Chris lists his location as St Louis.
After reading the blog and checking out the online resume, the Engage Software president sends Chris a recruiting e-mail that piques interest. A set of interviews is arranged, and Chris decides to make the switch to a new company because the area he has interest in developing is one the new company has use for.
Jim makes 2 key points for this blogger;
1. By reading the blog, the president of Engage Software was able to get a feel for Chris before sending him a recruiting pitch. The time he took allowed him to make a pitch that Chris responded to.
2. Even though he's still employed, Chris still blogs, and that brings in attention and thought leadership to his company.
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