A personal blog can convey your brand and your value, and those are powerful, interview-winning concepts to get across in a job search. Yes, a well-written resume can serve that purpose too, but the difference with a blog is that it is an on-going and interactive conversation, richer and more in-depth than a resume. While authoring a thought-leadership or resource-laden blog may not be your preferred mode of communication, it can certainly get you noticed by an employer or recruiter.
To explore this communication tool for your job search success, listen to Thad Greer, author of Executive Rules! A Complete Guide to Landing an Executive Job as he shares his recommendations on the Reach Branding Club Teleseminar “How to Blog Your Way to a New Job” on November 20, 2008 at 12 noon EST. Learn:
- what blogs are and why they are relevant to a job search,
- why the blog will become a critical part of your personal marketing system,
- blog management sites and resources, and
- how to get started with a blog.
Mr. Greer, an executive recruiter, will also share his views on job search time wasters, how to break into a new industry, realistic expectations you should have of recruiters and headhunters and more. Thad Greer has been an executive with Careerbuilder.com and founded Executive Management Search in 2003.
Having read Executive Rules!, I can personally endorse the soundness of Mr. Greer's ideas and practical advice for all job seekers. His book is jam-packed with high-quality information, such as:
- how your resume may be holding you back,
- how to find little known research about companies and executives/managers,
- how to properly approach a recruiter via email to get positive attention,
- how you are really being evaluated at an interview, and
- interviewing musts (remember, it's not over until it's over!)
Your job search doldrums are due for a much-needed boost. Get some new ideas and approaches to re-invigorate your search. Start with the RBC teleseminar, and follow-up with a good read. It will be well worth your time!