Sunday, April 22, 2007

What to do if your blog is your resume

It is no secret now that maintaining a blog about a topic if interest or on the industry you work can work as a worthy resume.

Mindy McAdams has written about things a journalist should keep on his professional web site/blog.
People in other fields can learn from this as well.

It is important to know that merely writing about one’s topic area is not enough.
We should provide easy access to other things too.

What are those things? A look at Mindy’s list:

1. A resume: as a post, properly tagged and categorized. Many blogs have the ‘About’ category’ which would be appropriate.
2. Link to a .pdf version of your resume.
3. Link to a Youtube video about yourself – listing your work, experience, etc.
4. List of your works – articles online (with links), web sites where you worked, etc.

5. A brief personal bio – who you are, what you aim to achieve professionally, in not more than 150 words.

6. Organize all the above information in 1 page, linking to individual entries.



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