I think that how one dresses for an interview is often given way too great a role in guides to interview success. If a candidate is qualified, demonstrates passion, reliability and an eagerness to please, that candidate will not fail to get the job because there is a smudge on her blouse.
in fact, sometimes under-dressing just a tad suggests that the interviewee knows that they are hot stuff (degree from a top school, impressive work experience, son/daughter of the boss’s best friend, etc.) and it shows a level of confidence the value of which outweighs the ability to match a tie to your eye color.
However, there are some principles that I firmly believe all interviewees serious about getting their dream job should keep in mind.
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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Queue the Pink Panther theme song… “Da Na da Na da na da na da na…” Inspector Jacques Clouseau’s next case: Tracking your every online move.
Unfortunately for us, we don’t have the bumbling Inspector Clouseau on our case. Instead, our every move is being tracked by a nearly flawless, always relentless, and extremely capable new inspector in town: online tracking. The increasing tracking capabilities of today’s Internet combined with the driving demands of advertisers to learn every possible detail of every internet user have pushed Internet privacy limits to the edge.
Unless there’s a degree of disparagement involved, the words “professional portrait” and “cell phone” aren’t normally used in the same sentence. More often “professional portraits” elicits things like Canon EOS 7Ds, makeup-melting strobe lights, and pristine backdrops. Yeah… not happening on my budget.