Archive | January, 2013

Why I Don’t Blog More Often

29 Jan

bloggingTwo weeks ago I had the strangest phone call with an HR recruiter. I had applied for a Director of Social Media position and she was screening me before passing my resume on to the hiring manager. Fairly typical, except for the fact that she spent nearly 20 minutes scolding me about my resume. I didn’t necessarily agree with her, but I thanked her for her feedback and continued to answer her questions. That is until she let out a big sigh and said, “You don’t even have a blog!”

“Oh,” I thought, “I didn’t remember seeing in the job description that I needed a blog in order to apply.”

If you are reading this, then you can see I definitely have a blog. I also have 3 Twitter accounts, one of which is where you can read about how much my dog hates me. Do you think I include that information on my resume? Hell no! I try to put my most “professional” persona forward when applying for jobs, and I can’t think of anything more unprofessional that a blog from a “social media devotee” that hasn’t been updated in almost a year. Continue reading

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