This blog is about Graphic Design, Vector Art, and Cartoon Illustration

November 11, 2010

Creating a blog to help with your job search

There are many ways to use the web in your job search, as you know, for example CareerBuilder and Monster. Someone once told me to be at "the right place at the right time", be "everywhere, all the time"! Not easy to do in the "real world" but you can do it in cyberspace. In other words, do everything! And a blog may be something that you hadn't thought of before.

A blog, like this one, is free, so you don't need a website. And it works kind of like a website in that you can write your resume, recommendations, experience, and whatever else you want to say. And, if you are a Graphic Designer or illustrator, you can show samples of your work.

In my opinion, you should write the blog the same way that you would write to a company looking for a job. Begin with a short introduction of yourself, your experience, your goals. Then do a resume - it can be as long as you want, most people just skim over it, anyway. And show some examples of your work - as many as you like, with a short description. Don't worry about showing too much, unlike in "real life" where someone gets bored looking at your stuff, in a blog, a potential employer can scroll down at their own pace.

My post on writing your first blog post is here.

Do not include information like your home address, or phone number, but do tell them where you are. For example, I am in Glendale, Arizona. Be sure to include an email so that they can contact you!

If you would like to get personal on-site software training in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Dreamweaver in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, please contact me.  Yes, I will also do a training session on setting up your blog on Google Blogger! Paypal accepted, morning appointments only.

Contact Brad directly

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