QuintCareers article on blogs as resumes
FEATURE ARTICLE: USE YOUR BLOG AS A RESUME?
PART I: PROS AND CONS
by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.
Editor’s note: This article is the first of two parts.
Part II provides tips and examples for using a blog as a resume.
Through the use of a variety of online tools -- blogs, wikis,
social-networking sites, portfolios, podcasts, Youtube videos,
and more -- individuals, especially younger people, are socially
constructing their identities in ways unimagined a dozen or so years
Where a dedicated careerist of old constructed a job-seeking
identity through a resume and a few other printed materials
disseminated to audiences that seem puny by today’s standards,
postmillennial upwardly mobile types are establishing their career
identities to vast global audiences using the tools of the so-called
Web 2.0, defined in part by Web guru Tim O’Reilly as comprising
an "architecture of participation." The concept of Web 2.0 “suggests
that everyone ... can and should use digital media to express and
realize themselves,” writes Andrew Keen in The Daily Standard.
Our full article athttp://www.quintcareers.com/job-seeker_blog_resume.html
considers the pros an cons of the blog as resume.
Article: Monster says blogging good for career
Monster's blog has a nice article about blogging for your career.
To Get Ahead in Your Career, Start Blogging
If you’re a young professional, let me give you one piece of advice that could quickly catapult your career into the stratosphere: Start blogging.
Here are two guys who have done just that:
- Ryan Healy had been out of college for less than year when he colaunched a blog for twentysomethings in the workforce called Employee Evolution in February 2007. Less than six months later, the well-known career author and blogger Penelope Trunk was so impressed with the expertise Healy was demonstrating through his blog that she started a company with him. At the ripe old age of 23, Ryan quit his entry-level corporate job and is now set to try his hand at running a career development company.
- Dan Schawbel, 24, writes the Personal Branding Blog. He’s already been hailed as a young turk of personal branding in Fast Company, has launched his own quarterly publication called Personal Branding Magazine and has been named the first-ever social media specialist by his employer, EMC.
Now could Ryan and Dan have landed their new gigs by following the traditional corporate path? Maybe. But it likely would have taken them years rather than months.Full post