How starting a professional blog opens doors in your job search
If you called the CEO of the company you’re dying to work for, would she know your name, take your call, and be excited to hear from you?
Using a Blog in Your Job Search, Part 3: How to Choose a Professional Blog Topic
So you have decided to write a blog – congrats! Overcoming the “I don’t need a blog to get a job” mindset is not necessarily an easy thing to do, so getting over that and deciding to actually set up your blog is an important first step.
This is where you might think that the hard part’s over, but that was nowhere close to the hard part. That was the easy part. This next step will be the…well, not THE hard part, but definitely a much harder part. It will be the crux of your whole blog, the reason it exists at all.
Namely, what are you going to blog about?
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Four Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Having trouble getting that first job?
Doesn’t it feel sometimes like Clint Eastwood is staring you down with his piercing eyes, asking, “So, kid, what’ll it be? Get off your ass and get a job!” Stressful, right?
Lucky for you Clint is not standing in your living room, grilling you on your future. It’s most likely your parents or friends who are playing that role.
So how do you get the Clint Eastwoods of the world off your back and land that career-launching first job?
Cleaning up and ramping up your social media presence may be just the trick.
How Your Digital Footprint Can Help (or Hinder) Your Job Search
5 STEPS TO A HEALTHY “DIGITAL FOOTPRINT”
What would happen if a hiring manager gets your resume and says, “I think I’m going to Google [YOUR name], and see what comes up”?
Are you confident that the results would please or even impress that hiring manager?
Or would you be instantly rejected? Seventy percent of hiring managers have rejected job candidates based on what they found on social media
How to Blog Your Way to a Job: 3 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Failing
There is a prevailing notion among college students, graduates, would-be young professionals, and other similarly unemployed folks that to get hired, you need a blog.
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