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4 Reasons That Writing Blogs Can Enhance Your Executive Job Search

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					4 Reasons That Writing Blogs Can Enhance Your Executive Job Search Maintaining an online presence is becoming more important as employers rely on the Internet to research job applicants. This is why it’s a good idea to make your executive presence as big and professional as possible. Many accomplish this by writing blogs. You’ve probably read numerous blogs in your time, but haven’t written your own. Some people use them for personal venting sessions while others showcase their professional expertise. If you’re trying to build your brand and enhance your executive job search, creating a blog is a good idea. However, if you’re unsure that it will work for you, here are four reasons to consider it as an option. You Get to Share (and Grow) Your Expertise One great aspect of writing blogs for your field is that you have the opportunity to share your wealth of expertise. Having been in your field for many years, you’ve seen it grow and can share your own comparative analysis, as well as offer insight into where you see your field heading. Additionally, you get to conduct research for your blog that can help grow your knowledge. When you’re wrapped up with a specific company, your job is often to know the specifics of that company and those in direct relation to it. But as a blogger, you often have to broaden your horizon so that all in your field can relate. You Can Increase Networking Opportunities By writing a reputable blog for your field, you could eventually draw in members of your field who would like to comment on your writings and maybe even contact you directly. It helps if you have already set up a LinkedIn profile that you can link to from your blog. This way, interested parties who have already gotten a taste of your level of knowledge can look at additional accomplishments and know how to contact you if they’re looking to recruit. It’s a Great Resume Builder Another great reason to blog is that you can build on the accomplishments already on your resume. Since most resumes are shipped off in electronic formats, you can post a link to your blog when you apply for jobs. This way, employers can look at your level of expertise through your blog as they narrow down their options for the position. You Might Eventually Guest Blog

There’s something very special about having someone ask you to guest blog for their site. This is a major honor because it represents the idea that your wealth of knowledge is so well respected that others would like to have you come in to write from an expert’s standpoint. As you develop your own footprint in the blogging world and expand your professional brand, you might find that some will come to you for your expert opinion. By giving it, you open up even more doors for employment opportunities. Some say that the idea of blogging being a benefit to a job search is a moot concept because so many people can do it without a professional background. But blogs are written by many well-respected professionals. So why not try it for yourself to see if it can enhance your executive job search? Are you an Executive in need of a job? Be sure your resume is the best it can be. Choose an executive resume service that is best for you and your situation. Do it today at http://www.ResumeLines.com.


				
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