We had our first webinar today for the folks at Career Commons. One of the questions that came up was how to use a blog for personal branding, particularly during the job search. As Jesse put it in our call, "there's a broad blank canvas of possibilities when you start writing for your professional blog, so how do you get started?"
Jesse had a great idea--he plans to start responding to the Learning Circuit's blog Big Question. I also shared some follow-up ideas and resources in the forum. I'm wondering, though, what advice you have for the job seekers over at Career Commons.
Here are some questions:
- What's your best advice for job seekers who want to start a blog as part of their job search and personal branding process?
- What kinds of posts could they write? How often should they write?
- What other advice do you have for a new blogger wanting to put his/her best professional foot forward at a time when the blogger really needs to be visible?