I saw the feed headline from Bob Warfield, who referenced Zoli Erdos, who in turn quoted Seth Godin – all to the effect that the resume is not only useless but counterproductive. As I said last month, your blog is both your resume and your job search.
Not satisfied with stopping there, I later said that employees should blog at work, and employers would be smart to encourage this and harness its power for their own marketing ends.
The classic job search and the classic resume are both hopeless for matching the right people up with the right environment. Web 2.0 does it all a whole lot better.
I took this idea in the first place from Zoli Erdos, and he took it from Tom Peters of a decade ago.
The idea of self promotion has been around for a long time now, and any employee can tell you that the system of trusting employers to spot your good talents, and also to retain you through downturns, takes more faith than most can muster nowadays.
So everyone’s agreed there’s a better way of doing things now. But if you feel stuck in the resume trap, try spicing your latest resume up with a second page of samples from your blog. If you don’t have a blog get one. Remember, it’s never too late to start, and there’s always room at the top.
Let me know the results