7 Reasons Every Job Seeker Should Blog

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Blogging might be the edge you need to stand out in many job categories. Here are seven reasons why.

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  • 7 REASONS EVERY JOB SEEKER NEEDS TO BLOG
  • Hi. Im Mark Schaefer. An author. Blogger. Marketing consultant. College educator.
  • One of the coolest parts of what I do is getting to MEET RECENT GRADS entering the workforce.
  • They often ASK ME FOR ADVICE on how to get ahead in their career.
  • I always recommend BLOGGING.
  • Here are 7 reasons why.
  • 1 HOW S URE AT YO WH E OF MAD
  • Normally you have to CONVINCE people what you know.
  • BUT A BLOG GIVES YOU THE STAGE.
  • YOU CAN SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU KNOW.
  • Current events.
  • Current events. Industry trends.
  • Current events. Industry trends. Your own skills.
  • 2 UILD B ORK ET W UR N YO
  • People nd jobs all the time through connections in a blog community.
  • IMPRESS PEOPLE with your blog.
  • Great design + RITE* content = winning combination *Relevant, Interesting, Timely & Entertaining
  • Read, share and comment on other blogs in your industry.
  • Turn your blog into a PROFESSIONAL NETWORK.
  • 3 AGE ENG RTISE DVE VS. A
  • No matter how creative you get, your RESUME IS STILL AN AD.
  • And no one has ever said: More ads please.
  • IMAGINE BEING THIS GUY.
  • He reads resumes all day. Every day. IMAGINE BEING THIS GUY.
  • But a blog full of interesting stories?
  • THAT will capture a prospective employers attention.
  • THAT will capture a prospective employers attention. You had me at hello.
  • 4 IATE ENT FFER DI SELF OUR Y
  • In todays world, BLOGGING MAY BE AN EXPECTATION of many entry level jobs.
  • Blogging can give you the advantage over a non-blogger.
  • Its kind of like this...
  • THE INTERNET GALAXY OF JOB APPLICANTS
  • THE INTERNET GALAXY OF JOB APPLICANTS Look closely. There you are.
  • THE INTERNET GALAXY OF JOB APPLICANTS Look closely. There you are. Right. There.
  • Unless you blog. Then its more like...
  • WHOA.
  • WHOA. Cant miss that.
  • 5 PEN HAR S KILLS UR S YO
  • If youre going to blog about a subject, you need to KNOW YOUR STUFF.
  • Putting out thoughtful content will help you STAY ON TOP OF YOUR GAME.
  • Text NOT THIS GAME.
  • Put down the controller. Text NOT THIS GAME.
  • THIS ONE.
  • Creating content is to your advantage.
  • Especially if your job search becomes a LONG PROCESS.
  • 6 AND EXP ACH UR RE YO
  • BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND means showing up in all the places a prospective employer might nd you.
  • Of course that usually means LinkedIn.
  • You should also link to your blog in your prole.
  • And you should display your recent blog posts too.
  • Give that potential employer stalking you on LinkedIn more ways to connect with you.
  • Give that potential employer stalking you on LinkedIn more ways to connect with you.
  • 7 TEND EX VIEW INTER THE
  • The INTERVIEW DOESNT HAVE TO END when you walk out those ofce doors.
  • Extend it by saying something like this:
  • Ive enjoyed our time together today.
  • Ive enjoyed our time together today. But there is so much more I could tell you about my abilities.
  • I hope youll visit my blog. The link is on my resume.
  • I hope youll visit my blog. The link is on my resume. You can see for yourself how I think about things.
  • Lets RECAP
  • 7 REASONS EVERY JOB SEEKER NEEDS TO BLOG
  • 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Show what youre made of. Build your network. Engage vs. advertise. Differentiate yourself. Sharpen your skills. Expand your reach. Extend the interview. BLOG TO JOB
  • So get blogging and get that job you want.
  • THANK YOU! IF YOU LIKED IT, CLICK HERE TO: DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION L FOR A TWEET
  • Get more blogging advice with my book, Born to Blog. Buy it HERE on Amazon.
  • Connect with me online: L @markwschaefer businessesgrow.com/blog Design by @sarahsmason Credits Wired photos by Death To Stock MacBook Pro, Concert & Wii photos by Unsplash Geeks by handras Martha v2 by isayx3 M31 by write_adam MacPet: iPet-o by wanderingchiara