Take advantage of the networking benefits of blogging. Popular blogs attract many comments, and your blog can become a community, a continuing conversation. Visitors to your blog can become valuable members of your network and can very quickly discover more about you than the average in-person network contact, as Jason Kottke notes on BlogAds: “Anyone who meets me online — including possible friends, fellow Web design enthusiasts, or potential employers — has access to 4+ years of my thoughts before they even have to strike up a conversation. That’s damn powerful stuff.”
Continuing to engage your fans with content and converse with them through comments is a bit like handing out your resume in a social situation. While not every commenter will agree with you, many comments to your blog serve as endorsements and testimonials. Employers will notice that you are talked about. (Be sure to comment on the blogs of others to enhance this effect.)
It’s likely that job-seekers are just beginning to scratch the surface of the resumes-as-blogs concept. With some blogger care and creativity, this emerging form of job-search communication will continue to evolve.
Examples of blogs-as-resumes and resumes-as-blogs
Blog Article: 5 steps to let your dream job find you
Blog article: Leveraging Your Site to Land That Dream Job
Blog article: Blogging Yourself Into a Job: Is Your Blog Your Resume?
Blog article: Blogging to a Job
Blog article: 5 Steps to Making Your Blog Your Resume
Blog for Jobs: A showcase for those who blog for jobs.