Social Media Strategy – My Resume
This is the Third of a multi-part story of Jim Adcock‘s Social Media Strategy.
Make sure and read the first two posts
- Social Media Strategy – Jim Adcock’s Career Strategy
- Social Media Strategy – How I Make Blogging Work For Me
There is one more part of my blog that makes a difference. My resume is a key part of my blog. This is important in two ways.
First, as I have said on my blog, recruiters are cash-strapped, just like almost everyone else in the current economy. That means that they are less likely to turn to expensive services to source candidates (like Monster) and more likely to choose more economical resources. LinkedIn is an obvious example of a more economical resource. But here are two more, ones you may even have heard of: Google and Bing.
That’s right, recruiters are using search engines to assist them in sourcing candidates. Which means you will want to have your resume where Google and other search engines can easily find it. Your blog is a good place for that.
Second, when someone visits my blog, they may be curious about what makes me an “expert” at my subject, or maybe they think that I’m so clever, they might want to consider hiring me, if only they knew more about my background. Having my resume prominently posted there gives visitors easy access to the information they hopefully may want.
Be sure to have your resume where it can be easily found. Your blog may just be the perfect place for it.
How often do you blog?
I try to post weekly, though occasionally my schedule interferes and prevents me from posting regularly. I still take ideas and start drafts that I can build upon later, when I have time. I have made 173 posts over the course of 171 weeks.
How much time each week do you spend on your blog?
When my schedule allows, I spend a couple of hours a week, polishing drafts, researching, planning. I also spend time jotting down, during the week, ideas I have for future blog posts. And I spend an inordinate amount of time watching my blog stats, trying to understand if what I have written is meeting the needs of my readers.
How much money have you spent on your blog?
None at all. You can have your blog and pay practically nothing for it but your time and energy.
Are you ready to start blogging? Has Jim inspired you to give it a try?
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