Friday, December 5, 2008

Using Your Blog to Find a Job

The state of the economy could have many young people (including newly marrieds) looking for work. As such, I wanted to share a quick thought on job hunting:

Try blogging about companies you are interested in working for.

The increase in social media's effect on consumers has most companies paying attention to what's being said about them online. I know that I have Google Alerts set to notify me of postings about my place of work, and am certain that most marketing departments have at least one individual paying attention. As such, including the name of the company you would like to work for in a blog will likely get you into their inbox, and possibly even a look at your work (as long as it is compelling).
Of course, you'll need to lead them to a location that shows your skill set and clearly communicates your interest in being contacted for potential job opportunities, but that should not be too difficult. It also would help to post regularly, just in case your first posting goes unnoticed.

A quick shout out to Uncommon Cents who inspired this thought with his post Yes, They Are Watching. And if anyone from the Gates Foundation is reading this, I know someone who would be a great addition to your team.

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