Among other pro-blog-as-resume points made by commenters:
- Blogs may reveal more of the job-seeker’s essence than a resume can. One commenter noted that a resume “cannot show them my passion, my intellect, my personality, etc.”, while another added, “How the hell is [a corporate-speak covering letter and a bullet point resume] meant to convey my personality and strong work ethos?” Pointing to the future, a commenter said: “Resume[s] will no longer be important — blogs will be.” Another added: “I do get a bit surprised when someone asks to see my resume. I think it’s so obsolete. I don’t believe that it necessarily has to be a blog, but creating a Web presence seems to me a more effective way of showing potential employers, business partners, or investors who you are and what you’ve done.”
- A blog may be a way for the job-seeker to distinguish himself or herself. The point of not using a resume, a commenter said, is to stand out from all the others — “creative alternatives to tired and conventional job searching.”
- In blog-obsessed industries, not having a blog can be a deficit. Darowski wrote: “Those who don’t [have blogs] will be at a disadvantage. Hiring managers will say… “Okay, why does this person not have a blog? Is it because (1) they have nothing to say?; (2) they can’t communicate?; or (3) they can’t be bothered?”
- Blogs show how well you express yourself. “I think another point to make is how important a blog is for demonstrating one’s ability to communicate clearly and articulately — and to think critically,” a commenter wrote. Conversely, if you’re a weak writer, a blog is probably not your best showcase.
- Blogs are proving themselves as resume substitutes. Several commenters reported success in getting interviews and jobs through their blogs. “In my experience I have had more positive feedback about my blog in interviews and during the job seeking process,” wrote a commenter. “It is a way for an employer to get a snapshot of your personality.”