A blog can be a useful job search marketing tool. It can help to show the world that you are an expert in your field and to increase your visibility on the internet. So how do you get started? If you are pretty "low-tech" like me, this can be pretty daunting. Help is on the way: Typepad is featuring a tutorial about how to create a professional looking blog to super-charge your job search, along with a tutorial about how to create and link your blog to a great looking online résumé.
I use Typepad for this blog and like it for a number of reasons. First, it is very easy and intuitive to use. Great for first time bloggers like me. Second, it is very flexible and offers a number of different options. This is perfect, because who knows where your blog will take you?
I hope that you'll decide to try this out. Be sure to include an email address on your online résumé and your about page, but avoid listing a home address since that information would be on the internet for all the world to see. Check out the cool widgets that you can add to direct your readers to your LinkedIn profile and other online media. And be sure to add your blog and résumé URL to your cards, email signature block, paper résumé and cover letters. Happy blogging!