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Blogs For Jobs       Sarah Rach-Sovich
There has got to be something to that!
• A blog is a discussion or information site  published on the internet consisting of  discrete entries ("posts")  – Comme...
Eh… tell me more…• A typical blog combines text, images, and links  to other blogs, images, and other media  related to it...
And what else can you do?• Most blogs are primarily textual  – Some focus on art, photographs, videos (vlogging),    music...
Still not getting it…• Here are a couple examples:  – http://www.careerhubblog.com/  – http://diggingsblog.com/
So, how can a job seeker use a blog?    Be a Reader …Or… Author one!
Read blogs about…•   Job Searching Tips•   Companies•   Industries/Fields•   Whatever your network    writes – good way to...
How would reading blogs help me?• Reading blogs is an effective way to get an  “insider look” at occupations, industries o...
As a reader you should check out:•   Company Blogs•   http://bx.businessweek.com/3m/blogs/•   http://blogs.douglas.co.us/•...
How would authoring a blog help?• Shows your expertise• Makes you “google-able”… in a good way  – If you cant get rid of n...
Want to take the plunge?• Blogger• Wordpress• Typically  mobile friendly• Usually free:  may cost to  setup a domain  name
Warning    • Blogs can be extremely      helpful    • But be careful about      what you say, how you      say it and how ...
Spice it Up!• The Cutest Blog on the Block  – http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/free/w    ordpress-themes.html
Outside the Box Job Searching - Blogs For Jobs
Outside the Box Job Searching - Blogs For Jobs
Outside the Box Job Searching - Blogs For Jobs
Outside the Box Job Searching - Blogs For Jobs
Outside the Box Job Searching - Blogs For Jobs
Outside the Box Job Searching - Blogs For Jobs
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  1. 1. Blogs For Jobs Sarah Rach-Sovich
  2. 2. There has got to be something to that!
  3. 3. • A blog is a discussion or information site published on the internet consisting of discrete entries ("posts") – Commentary on a particular subject – Personal online diaries – Online brand advertising of a particular individual or company• Typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first
  4. 4. Eh… tell me more…• A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, images, and other media related to its topic• The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs
  5. 5. And what else can you do?• Most blogs are primarily textual – Some focus on art, photographs, videos (vlogging), music, and audio (podcasting)• Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts – Twitter
  6. 6. Still not getting it…• Here are a couple examples: – http://www.careerhubblog.com/ – http://diggingsblog.com/
  7. 7. So, how can a job seeker use a blog? Be a Reader …Or… Author one!
  8. 8. Read blogs about…• Job Searching Tips• Companies• Industries/Fields• Whatever your network writes – good way to stay connected
  9. 9. How would reading blogs help me?• Reading blogs is an effective way to get an “insider look” at occupations, industries or fields• Company blogs can help you research• Keeps you up to date with your field/company of interest
  10. 10. As a reader you should check out:• Company Blogs• http://bx.businessweek.com/3m/blogs/• http://blogs.douglas.co.us/• http://www.crookedwillow.net/blog/• http://www.blindfactoryalex.com/blog/• Job Search Blogs• http://guerrillajobhunting.typepad.com/• http://www.jibberjobber.com/blog/• http://blog.linkedin.com/• http://blog.simplyhired.com/
  11. 11. How would authoring a blog help?• Shows your expertise• Makes you “google-able”… in a good way – If you cant get rid of negative material, obscure it by creating a lot of positive, accurate info, about yourself…. A blog!• Can link to your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn sites (e.i. a form of networking)• Helps create your personal “brand”
  12. 12. Want to take the plunge?• Blogger• Wordpress• Typically mobile friendly• Usually free: may cost to setup a domain name
  13. 13. Warning • Blogs can be extremely helpful • But be careful about what you say, how you say it and how much information you disclose • Don’t post company information
  14. 14. Spice it Up!• The Cutest Blog on the Block – http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/free/w ordpress-themes.html

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