We have heard of blogging for business – God know I have written about it enough times! but what about blogging for employment?
The Boston Globe has a piece today about how having a blog can help you land a job. They contend that because blogs come up high in Google searches:
- Blogging creates a network
- Blogs set you up as an expert in your field and
- Blogs give you a leg up when you meet someone new (i.e. your potential employer)
Hmmm – while I can’t disagree with any of the points, I haven’t exactly been flooded with job offers since I started blogging – in fact, I haven’t received a single job offer. Any day now!!
I see Shel Israel has looked at the other side of the equation on his blog – employers using recruitment blogs to attract new hires.