I mentioned that in all the time I have been blogging, I haven’t been offered a job. Thinking about this subsequently, I wondered if this was because a) my blog revealed too much about me (I’m not the most diplomatic of people, for example) or is it simply b) because people assume I am not in the market for a job?
If we assume it is b) – then, what if I now say “I am in the market for a job”? Will the offers come rolling in?
What are my skillsets?
- Well, I’m not too bad at blogging and podcasting
- I know shedloads about social software and how to use it to raise the online profile of a company, product or service as well as how it can be used to improve a company’s internal and external communications.
- I know a considerable amount about search engine optimisation (hence the following, for example)
- I have an impressive and growing network of contacts
- I am a very good communicator – well used to speaking in front of large audiences
- I have led teams of coders in the development of large web applications
- I am a very experienced sysadmin – and I know my way around Win2k and Win2003 Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and ISA Server
So what of it – does this blogging for employment thing work?
By the way – the “Gis a job” expression is a reference to the very excellent Boys from the Blackstuff drama which was shown on TV here some time in the 80s.