Blogging! Why do I do it? I do it because it allows me to share my interests with people, and because there are no restrictions to blogging. I can express my feelings and thoughts on my blog and write about whatever I feel is important. My blog is the only platform where I can write in depth about issues pertaining to sports. I love reading and writing about sports, and my blog gives me the freedom to do this.
My hope is that my blog will help me get a job after graduation. Mark Schaefer, a blogger and marketing consultants, has a great list of 7 reasons every job-seeker needs to blog. Reason number 3 on his list is “Engaging versus advertising.” He says:
“No matter how creative you get, a resume is still an advertisement. Compelling content is a way to engage prospective employers in a way that will hold their attention.”
My resume doesn’t actually show an employer what I’m capable of doing. But a blog does. In a job field like PR, which is what I hope to do, being creative and a good writer is vital. An employer can’t tell from your resume if your actually creative, or a good writer. He/she can however look at a couple blog posts to see if you are.
A great blog and a great resume go hand in hand. A blog gives me the opportunity to demonstrate what I can do, and a resume tells employers what I have done. Both are important, but a blog makes me more marketable than someone without one!