Making Your Blog Your Job
Okay, maybe not making your blog your job as such, but inspired by this post from Claire at Jazzpad I thought I'd give a little insight in to how my blog and online presence has bagged me a job or two. I've had so many debates on Twitter about putting blog links on CV's and in my opinion it's a vital selling point, which gives you that edge above other applicants. Yeah, you could have every degree and qualification under the sun, but degree's are ten to a penny nowadays - So, what makes you so special? It's not all about having the best blog, I mean, my blog is pretty basic and my English at times can be terrible. But it's the right people spotting your potential and your passion which will make it count.
Over the past few years I've noticed what seems to be some kind of 'movement' within job opportunities for digital marketers. Spending around 95% of my time narrating my life on the internet keeps you in the loop of what's going on around your online world. In the past 2 weeks I've caught wind of about 5 jobs which have all come up in my 'field' which people are referred me for. After spending around 3 years looking for the job which was 'the one' and struggling to even find any to apply for which were suitable for my skills, it's not only refreshing, but reassuring that companies are really investing in their online marketing teams. Not everyone who blogs wants to work in digital marketing, not everyone who blogs wants to be a blogger full time. But you never know where it will take you. It's a platform full of so many opportunities it's unreal at times.
As for what's next... Who knows?