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Your Blog is Your Resume
Ed Kohler

Seth Godin posted an argument on why resumes are becoming a worthless way creative & professional people market themselves compared to other available options.

How would you rather be judged: Based on what you can cram into bulleted lists on a single sheet of paper? Or by sending someone a link to a blog where you've demonstrated your industry knowledge over the past years?

Why bother having a resume?

If you don't have a resume, what do you have?

How about three extraordinary letters of recommendation from people the employer knows or respects?
Or a sophisticated project they can see or touch?
Or a reputation that precedes you?
Or a blog that is so compelling and insightful that they have no choice but to follow up?

Some say, "well, that's fine, but I don't have those."

Yeah, that's my point.

This applies to both job seeking and professional relationships such as consulting, real estate, or law. Turn prospective clients or bosses into fans by demonstrating your knowledge in a public forum.




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Comments

1. Posted by: joel on March 17, 2008 11:37 AM:

Why are you basically repeating Seth's post? Anyone can do that.




2. Posted by: Ed Kohler on March 17, 2008 11:43 AM:

joel, I get the impression that you didn't find much value in what I wrote. :-)




3. Posted by: Graeme Thickins on March 18, 2008 8:00 AM:

and to Joel, i would say: welcome to world of the blogosphere echo chamber
(well, the majority of it, anyway)

but not you, Ed :-) you added something with your commentary to the Seth Godin post -- I just wish we could have less of him, frankly....way overdone, overhyped, and overpublished

cheers,
Graeme




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