Friday, March 21, 2008

Lives On Display

As I had mentioned, I applied for an internship with Fox Reality Channel. I got a response from them, and apparently, before they had even seen my e-mail, they had read my blog! They even sent me the link to my previous post!

Though an interview is pending, it's a poignant occurence. What goes on your blog is subject to be read by millions of people. And if you mention particulars, like I mentioned Fox Reality Channel, you are more likely to get visitors who are associated with them.

With this in mind, it is also important to take your blog seriously. Employers are using online personas (myspace, facebook, blogs, etc.) in addition to resumes and interviews, to find out more about potential employees. So it is important for all you job seekers to professionalize your online identity.

Ways to do that involve listing your job experiences on your facebook or myspace, and also any clubs or extra curriculars (the legal ones). Display your creativity and your charisma. Think of yourself as a candidate, and only put down what you want employers to see.

Though some of us like to publish our entire lives on the web, it's important to keep in mind who may be looking you up.

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