Being unemployed can be a stressful situation for anyone. Whether you were recently laid off, quit your job or just graduated school and are looking for some type of job, your blog can surprisingly help you.
Standing Out From The Crowd
Your resume is one of the most important things to keep in check when applying for a job. Although employers get thousands of these each week, something additional, like your blog, can help you stand out from the crowd. Your blog can serve as an alternative resume. It is the perfect place to show your skills, writing abilities, achievements, etc. In addition, you can show off your style, design and other technical skills involved with building and maintaining a blog.
More About You
A typical “about me” section on your blog can also serve as a summary of your work. You can list your work experience and skills but also do it in a creative way. The rest of your blog is up to you. You can focus on one type of work, field, style, etc to narrow down your style so that employers can tell just by looking at it what you are interested in.
Just like any connection you make in your life, the blogging world can do the same. The people that read and share your blog are more likely to reach out if you need help. The bigger your audience, the more chances you have of coming across someone who can help you in your job search.
Use your blog to your best ability. Always showcase your best work and don’t be afraid to make connections. You never know who may be subscribing!