Saturday, 30 August 2008

Katlin asks...

The following question came from Katlin:
"Is it okay to put your blog address on a resume, what are your thoughts on this? I've felt the urge to because I do think that it shows my knowledge of fashion and it's related parts and also shows what type of work I can produce, visually and written. It does have some semi-private things (like drinking, eek), but I try to keep most of that stuff off since everyone reads blogs these days!"

This is a really valid question and one we've been asked before. But the answer isn't straightforward. Blogs are personal and even the ones that are heavily fashion-centric usually have a bit of personal stuff in the mix, after all, that's what makes us relate to them. The problem is that resumes tend to be general and a bit of a shot in the dark - we rarely know the person who is going to read it, and so how do we know if they'll like or *get* our blog? Some people see it as a risk putting their blog on a resume as it's almost like letting someone see the real 'you' and of course, in a professional capacity, we don't always want people to see the real 'us'! And yet, having a blog is such a plus point, it's a shame not to share it.

I guess the happy medium is to treat each case separately. Think about who you're sending your resume to and if you're happy with your blog at that point in time. Really, you should be proud of your blog and if you're not maybe you need to snazz it up, update it more frequently or ask yourself if you're still committed to it. On the other hand, if you have no doubt that your blog is the best thing since Fashionista, then by all means make it public. At the end of the day, if you can't big yourself up on your resume, where can you?

1 comment:

LaCouturier said...

i love these kind of posts! they really are a great help =)

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