Josh Porter at Bokardo and Adam Darowski at Traces of Inspiration are putting forth the notion that the blog is the new résumé. I couldn’t agree more. Today, if you are blogging anything at all to do with your work, profession or your skills it’s all discoverable online. And easily so.
Your blog, your LinkedIn Profile, del.icio.us links, etc. all form a pretty complete picture of who you are, how you think and what you have to say. It’s critical that you behave responsibly and professionally online. That you vet your online, public material for stupid mistakes, whether those mistakes are spelling errors, factual issues, or that picture of you on Facebook at the fraternity kegger.
Any smart prospective employer is going to look you up online before they interview you. And if you’ve left ammunition or compromising material lying about on the Web, they should be seeking to call you out on it at interview.
So watch yourself and be smart. Make sure your blog postings, where professionally relevant, are smart, original and add value.