Thursday, July 26, 2018

How Starting a Blog Can Benefit Your Career!

How Starting a Blog Can Benefit Your Career!

In today's world social media is exerting an influence on almost every aspect of our lives - including job search. From Twitter to LinkedIn to blogging, almost every social media tool can be used to further your job search if you use the right strategies.

For example, blogging - which to some people is just a personal writing outlet - can be used to help you connect with professionals and even land you a job! 

Blogging can lead to nnumeorus relevant career choices:

  • Novelist 
  • Advertising 
  • Screenwriter / Songwriter
  • Article Writer / Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Editor
and many more!

How can this happen you ask?

1.  Enhances Your Professional Profile

Well, first of all, blogging helps to increase your visibility and credibility online. If you research and analyze certain topics, you seem passionate and motivated  - also showing you are in touch with the industry. Hiring managers will use this as proof that your expertise is legitimate!

2. Attracts Others

By writing on your blog and creating an onine presence, you are attract the right type of people to you. A blog can put your name on the map, and allow like minded folks to come your way.  Remember to include your social media handles and contact information. 

3. Compliments Your Resume 

Hiring managers and recruiters receive dozens or more resumes for a single job posting. The tech market is especially in right now - meaning every last detail on your resume and cover letter has to be on point. A blog can add context to your experience and shows how you apply your skills.

As you can see, blogging is a great tool, if used correctly, to establish an online presence and add to your job search. You can also add pieces from your blog to your portfolio as examples of your writing and dedication to your work!

So what are you waiting for? Get blogging!

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