Monday, March 2, 2009

Resume:Blog As Resume and Video Resume Can Creat Wonders For New Job Seekers.

Resume making for today’s young professional executives: It’s becoming a very innovative practice for the young professionals to make use of two very important social media for making their resume. With the advent of Web 2.0 technology there has been a stupendous change in the social media. Resume is not a piece of 3-4 papers MS Word document that you attach with your mail and send to your future employer

In a very hyperactive competitive world Resume making is an art.

Now days when the recruitment process has become so expensive and long drawn future employer wants to now as much as they about he potential recruits. . 

Recently I read the Blog of Seth Godin where he has said the Blog can work as your resume, he is absolutely right, and carefully using this Web 2.0 Internet technology can make a sea change in one’s Careers

Resume in the Blog and Video resume is now becoming an order of the day Blogs has worked as a revolutionary. It’s absolutely free and very easy to operate with stupendous inherent power in it.

SELF MARKETING: Remember in this highly competitive Darwinian’s world where one has to differentiate from others, and make some uniqueness which can work as your USP in the resume.  You are more of a perception than a product to your future employer, and one have to properly to market oneself to the potential employer , and marketing is a  battle of perception not of products. Blog resume is your perception maker to you future employer


SELF BRANDING: Tactful SELF BRANDING is important, people those who can do it are smart, and those who can’t are not smart. Don’t worry  not so smart can also become very smart. Self Branding can be possible by Web 2.0 technology blog and Resume Video.


First Impression Is The Best Impression.

For an applicant the resume can looks good, interactive and transparent. Blogs and Video can create wonders.

In a blog one you can put all your power point presentation,  project videos , and clear thoughts and hosting a video of one’s own SWOT analysis which can be very useful in giving a true picture about the applicant to the future employer.This I would say as resume video, interactive ,short, focused and putting strength and opportunities one is looking out for.

PPT, Flickers, Video, project reports in PDF,Hyperlinks can be easily embedded along with one’s thoughts in a blog.

Advantages for the Blogs and Video vis-à-vis Paper CV or a MS Word CV


  1. When you make your own professional Blog, I mean that one can put all your academic research, experience, thoughts on particular subjects that one have specialized and the skill sets (both hard and soft) that one have acquired in one’s professional and academic career. It has to be very tactful by which the future employer will be able to make out his requirement in you.NOW YOU MUST BE THINKING ABOUT WRITING YOUR OWN MIND.


  1. Blog: It’s basically an Internet diary of the thoughts and activities written down properly that a candidate has made on the particular subjects where he has specialized or has got interest.RECODING OF KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD IT.



  1. By reading a blog the personality, knowledge and acumen of the candidate can be identified by the employer. Resume where the one potentials are reflected.BLOG AND VIDEO CAN DO YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS TO YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYER.



  1. In an interview a candidate can camouflage himself, many capable lien managers and HR managers can make mistakes in hiring, and vice versa a very potential candidate can be rejected. But in the blog a candidate’s knowledge profile can be matched by the employer, transparency is possible to some extent, so chances of elimination reduce.DON'T LOOSE GREAT CHANCSOR GREAT OPPORTUNITIES ,ALLOW YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS TO KNOW YOU IN DEPTH.


  1. In blog a candidate can record all his knowledge over a period of time and all dates are recorded and that cannot be manipulated. The quality of the content on particular subjects or topics improve, an experienced line manager can easily understand the quality of knowledge a candidate is having on particular domains.YOUR RESUME IS GETTING READY SLOWLY AND STEADILY.SLOW BUT STEADY WINS THE RACE.



  1. As it’s in the Internet, many people in that field of knowledge can land on your blog and if interested they can post comments and suggestions, it can enhance the knowledge and confidence of the candidate on those domains. Whenever a comment is posted on your blog remember the reader is taking the pain in reading your posting that you have written and has posted his views whom you have never interacted with before, so it’s a very valuable suggestion that he has put forward can be very beneficial to you. It increases your self confidence and you start improving on your work and area of specialization.PEOPLE  ARE SHOWING CONFIDENCE ON YOUR  BLOG RESUME BY POSTING COMMENTS ON YOUR TOPIC. 



  1. Remember we learn a lot from studies in our school, colleges and in University, plenty of power point presentations and projects in PDFs, Work Shops, Video we do in our student days also in day to day activities along with experience that we gather in our daily working life, but our memory is short, unfortunately our memory can not store every thing. As we live in a knowledge economy we have to manage and record our knowledge and experience in a proper and systematic way. Undoubtedly our lives have become easier by digitisation's... Instead of a conventional diary or a note book or even hard disk of a computer, external backups, blog is more powerful as it’s in the net and can be viewed by large number of people across the border less world .Your reader can have similar interest like you or even can be interested in you for hiring you. It’s an excellent back up system of one’s knowledge that one are picking up every day. One can browse through and brush up, edit as and when required, one is absolutely up to date as you don’t need to carry all old notebooks for revisions.YOUR RESUME IS GETTING READY. IT'S FREE.



  1. Blogging is an art, and takes time to perfect it. It’s a matter of time passion and persistence, patience then perfection will come automatically. So more early you start , it’s better for you ,even you can start from your very first year in college , an when you pass out from University you have got four years of blogging with you. Ohh! GREAT.A GREAT RESUME.YOU BUILD THE RESUME IN THREE TO TWO YEARS TIME. 



  1. While blogging you have to be focused on your subjects’ specializations and the niche area of knowledge that one has developed, that the employer will be looking for.YOUR BASIC CORE KNOWLEDGE IS GETTING RECORDED.



  1. I wrote in one of my earlier post that “a professional is a person who is indebted to his knowledge first, then to the organization where he works”, because he hired by the employer because of his knowledge and acumen which he has utilizes to deliver the good on the table in this age of meritocracy. So Blog is a very useful tool in one’s professional career, not only for one’s employer to know you but also an asset for yourself.BLOGS AND VIDEOS ARE EXCELLENT STRATEGIC MARKETING TOOL FOR YOU,TO YOUR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS. 

If you have any additional points that you can mention please put it in the comments.

Blog Resume and video Resume, your window to your potential employer .So why wait start your Blog today,better let than never.


Happy Bloging.Happy Video Resume.CHEERS





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