Get a blog, get a job?

Source: http://elitemovementmgmtgroup.com/improve-your-linkedin-profile-with-elite-movement-management-group/

Mobile recruiting is the future; “free time” is always spent looking at our phones!

To start with, having a Linkedin account is pretty much the requisite to building a professional online profile. Moving forward, Facebook and Twitter would be the right direction to head towards as most companies are already establishing their brands and recruiting via these three platforms. It is good to note that our handles should attempt to be standardised across all digital accounts.

Positive my Linkedin account isn’t going to be as sassy as Conan O’Brien’s, unless I’m a celebrity too.

Creating a blog that produces content pertinent to what you’re keen on in your industry and even experiences is a big plus point for future employers. One may even share the work of others whilst crediting them, which is a way to initiate a conversation with the creator of the work or even just put it out there that you’re making efforts to stay updated with your industry at all times. Doing this will also help build useful connections and expand the social circle of the individual which opens up an entirely new window of opportunities. (1)

Some tips to note with a professional blog would be to discover your unique flavour and style. During the initiation it would be good to venture between a couple topics that still links to your field of work to get used to what you might be best suited for and would work for readers as well. Keeping the general look of the blog similar would make it simpler for users to get comfortable with navigation too. (2) Personally, I spend a lot of time reading coffee blogs because coffee is a big interest of mine. I don’t attach myself to many but when I do, it’s because the blog has content that showcases it’s dedication to putting out the best material coffee-wise and it ranges from being extremely technological to pure fun all centred around one topic. It even includes a ‘Jobs’ section that collates various openings in coffee shops around the globe, that’s neat. (3) It’s definitely important to find your position in the blogosphere of your field.

Source: http://afrinaramadhani-032.blogspot.sg/2011/11/apa-sihh-blog-itu.html

Let’s share good content.

What’s important even with all the social media accounts is that we continuously post content that allows us to engage with the audience as well. Examples would be questions that spur healthy debate or easy food for thought and responding to feedback.

The next step I have to take towards becoming a well-equipped digital marketer would be to organise my Linkedin to promote what I’m best at with the story I want to tell. (4) Also, I’m certain that this blog will become something much more than what I created for this module in the future.

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References:

(1) https://unknowntoexpert.com/social-media/how-to-build-online-profile/

(2) http://andrewchen.co/how-to-start-a-professional-blog-10-tips-for-new-bloggers/

(3) https://coffeehustle.com

(4) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-25217962

(First image) http://elitemovementmgmtgroup.com/improve-your-linkedin-profile-with-elite-movement-management-group/

(Second image) http://afrinaramadhani-032.blogspot.sg/2011/11/apa-sihh-blog-itu.html

(YouTube video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinb5tcRYXw

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9 thoughts on “Get a blog, get a job?

  1. Hi Chloe,

    I really enjoyed reading your post! Similarly to you, I am also interested in coffee and will sometimes visit blogs about coffee and cafes – such as LatteArtGuide!

    I agree with your point that having a blog is advantageous to be noticed by future employers in the industry you are interested and even good at. However, just a thought – have you thought of any other platforms to showcase one’s unique flavour and style?

    Other than blogging, is vlogging (video blogging through Youtube, etc) another viable way to create a professional profile? For example, social media star iJustine actually got famous through her Youtube channel and hence appeared on frequent TV shows. Of course, it depends on which industry one is interested in!

    What are your views about this? 🙂 Cheers

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    1. Hi there Hui Min!

      To answer your first question, I would say that depends on what your area of interest would be! If it was music for example, probably Soundcloud? Yeah!

      Oh yes, I believe vlogging is helpful in contributing interesting content but again I’d say it highly depends on what industry you’re looking at and what you’re vlogging about. Like you’ve said! 🙂

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post and commenting!

      Chloe

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  2. Hi Chloe!

    I think you’ve made a good point on ensuring consistency across our social media handles so that it would be easier for employers to recognise and remember us in the digital world. I also like that you go beyond LinkedIn and other social media accounts when it comes to building professional online identity, and that you emphasised on the usefulness of blogging.

    I do agree that blogging is a great platform to express your individuality and engage in social interactions with people of similar interests. We could take this to the next level to create impact on our professional lives, but many other factors would have to be taken into consideration, like the tips you’ve provided. However, as the discussion of online identities continues, it seems that the digital platforms (Social Media, Blog, etc) are no longer a medium to express our individualities freely, but are strategically used as a tool to gain benefits. What are your thoughts on this?

    Overall, it was an interesting read as you’ve expressed your interest in reading coffee blogs, just like I do!

    Have a great day! 🙂

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    1. Hi there Sze Li!

      Thank you for the comment and reading my post!

      To answer your question about not being able to express our individualities freely, I think maybe that would be related to which profile we decide to demonstrate our individualities, between the personal or professional. Definitely feel that professional profiles are used as a tool to gain benefits of course, or else nobody would be using Linkedin! The benefits need not be viewed in a negative light though, we could be talking about expanding our social circle within the industry we’re interested in or simply just to keep up-to-date with what’s new. 🙂

      Have a great day too!

      Chloe

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  3. Hi Chloe,
    I like how your post is focused on blogging when everyone is talking about LinkedIn! I agree with you that blogging can be really effective in enhancing our personal brand and demonstrating skills such as writing and analytic thinking. On the other hand, I also believe that blogging can bring some negative effects too.

    When your blog is open for people to discuss the content, there may be some disagreements which can be very heated and personal. You can go ahead and delete their comment but it only creates more problem when people complain about it. There may also be misunderstanding on the things you write about because you are ambiguous on some points. Is there anything we can do so our future bosses will not take in all these negativity and have a bad impression on us? Let me know what you think 🙂

    Thanks for the interesting read!

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    1. Hello Vanna!

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and read the blog post!

      Well I think negative comments and disagreements are things that we cannot control. If the comment is constructive, I’m sure if we’re the writer of the blog we’d be able to handle and reply the comment well! Also to appreciate the person for noticing certain things. I believe how we respond to negative comments will also be able to show future potential employers how we take criticism and what we do with it. 🙂

      Chloe

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