from Michael Hanson
I’m a big believer that in the future, you’ll be hired based on your blog.
I know there are some high profile examples of the opposite – people getting fired for blogging – but I think more and more clued in employers are going to snatch up talent that is willing to share their thinking process with the world.
Interviewing a candidate that has a blog is like getting the ultimate screen on the problems the person is interested in, how they learn and think, and how well they communicate. Conversations can start in the middle of things, picking up the line of thinking where the post left off.
So what’s it like when you land a blogger in house? At MS, Scoble was the first person I’d met who fit this new role of “getting hired based on your blog”, and in the short time he’s been there (OK, in the short time I was there too) I saw him have a huge impact inside that enormous company. Somebody probably hired him to change the external perception more than the internal practices. But by directing external support and interest toward internal innovators starved for oxygen, he’s done more to help that place than the millions spent in paid marketing.
If you are a blogger with any interest in these open positions get in touch.