Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blog as Résumé


Blogs have been a new medium for youngsters of this generation to speak their minds out. Even primary school students may write their own blog due to the ease in establishing one. In fact, many university students in these recent years have adopted blogging as their hobby, and to further extent as an alternative way to gaining some cash. They’ve involved in online business and become rich despite the fact that they are studying in university i.e. the factory for future professional workers.

For some bloggers, they’ve made and built a creatively professional look in their blog for charisma and personality to be reflected right from the very first sight and further from the contents of the blog.

Some others just write blog for fun; it’s no more than just an online diary to express their feeling, anger, happiness, friendship, daily living and etcetera that they don’t mind what their blog would benefit them in long term run.

But do you know: despite of just being a diary readable for people all around the world, you can change your blog into a proof? A proof of your résumé!

Most of the time, bloggers write what matters to their daily life. If politics is their passion, for example, they’ll write everything about it and then share with other readers who share the same passion. Not limited to that, the discussion proceeds in the comment rooms through exchange of thoughts and opinions. The same goes to everything written in your blog: religious matters, travelling, science, entertainment, tips and others. The thoughts jotted down in the blog posts would be, to an extent, reflections of the personality and characters of the bloggers.

Therefore, how would these writings turn to be a proof? Since you’re writing what matters in your life, this could be the proof of the details stated in your résumé when you apply for a job. Most of the time, particulars like personal background, interests, hobbies, and skills are essential to be mentioned in résumé as employers would know what type of people they’ll be hiring or they are looking for. If you write blogs and you’ve posted almost everything about your life throughout the years of blogging, don’t forget to state it in the résumé as clear as possible!

From your blog, your future employers would have prior judgment and views about whom they’ll be considering to hire or what type of employees they’ll be dealing with. This is most true for jobs that are related to using the internet in their business. Internet is nowadays a/the tool for success for most of professional works and workers to enlarge their network and market. So for future employees, blog will be the extended form of résumé instead! Compilations of certificates alone, I think in the future, would not be enough to lift up the value of your résumé.

In the other hand, for those who don’t write blog, they can just bluff out by saying they are this and that in the résumé, which have no proof of they are so and so. But with blog, it could be the tool to prove that you are really actually so and so as what stated in your résumé, from which employers could judge by themselves for their truth through online. Words alone might be enough, but pasting pictures of yours in the posts will tell more than thousands of words!

So, start writing blog now and show the world that you have a great live to tell about. Then, one day you can say:

Hey employer, see my blog. Just give it a pay of visit and see and I’m sure you’ll never regret taking me as your future employee!

Go blogging and promote yourself!

20 comments:

As said...

tahun lepas pernah buat, buh blog dalam resume

resume bukan untuk keje ah.

:)

hmm menarik ye idea blog sbg resume untuk kerja nanti.

izzahismail said...

good one.

oh,read ur previous post.
i'm pretty sure any production team who read that one would be interested in making you a host.
hehe ;)they can see the passion i guess ;)

Tuan Caracol said...

kamu tau prof ump itu google Tuan sblm amik kerja. dia jumpa blog. dia kata dia suka orang masuk utan.

alhamdulillah.

so skrang dak berani nak kutuk ump, nanti dia baca blog mati gua...hhahhaha

!zyan said...

hah..good idea.

To Tuan, begitu kah? Mampus la kalau MEREKA bace blog sy gaks. Sbb de gak kutuk2 sket..aahahhaha.

ILA said...

Untuk Zaki mungkin tak mustahil.
Cos some of yr entry crita pasai tikus dlm makmal..:P

Ehhhhhh!!! Zaki ada buat research tersendiri kerrrr??? terhadap pggunaan medan blog oleh warga blogger

Jepah said...

zaki... =p

Szakif said...

as...

abes tu, as buat resume utk ape tuh? leh kongsi?

Szakif said...

izzah...

thanks!

about the previous post, shouldnt be that easy i guess. but anyway, i take your words as compliment and du'a :)

Szakif said...

pojan...


see.. itu la gunenya blog weh!

pasal blog ko, sekang ko buat master dengan prof tu. tak gitu?

Szakif said...

kak izyan..

siapakah "MEREKA"? :P

Szakif said...

kak ila...

tak paham.

pggunaan medan blog oleh warga blogger??

Szakif said...

jepah..

oi oi!!! =p

As said...

untuk pegi blaja kat yemen time cuti 3 bulan hr tuh
it was approved, tapi medical factor so as stay here

if not takdelah as rancak dengan korang selama 3 bulan tuh :D

Szakif said...

as...

owh ye ke~ baek.. sampai ke yemen kau! mantop! tapi, He knows what's best for you :)

As said...

as always dear :)
BB da ok lum?

myadlan said...

wah.. da lama tak baca artikel mcm ni. mantap lo.. haha. taktau la last time praktikal tu diorang cek blog aku ke tak. selamba je letak dlm resume kan.. poyo siot aku!!

just in case you haven't checked Taaruf blog.. just created last week. http://taaruweekiium.blogspot.com

As said...

as dah checked that blog :P

Szakif said...

as...

BB ok je, modem yang rosak a~ :D

Szakif said...

adlan....

apa poyonya, tapi agak poyo la.. huhu...

pasal pada aku poyo, poyo tu ade yang bagus, ade yang tak bagus.

tapi kalo tulis nama blog kat resume, itu bukan poyo yang tak bagus. heh.

pasal blog baru tuh, dah tahu dah :D thanks

Szakif said...

as lagi...

check ape? huhu~

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