Should I mention my personal blog in my Resume?

Monday, November 24th, 2008 - Uncategorized

Shrinidhi Hande asks: How good do you think it is to mention about your personal blog in a professional resume?

In answer:
My standard answer Shrinidhi would be “no” with an aside of “it depends.”

The key here is relevance to the job you are applying for, and as a business analyst as opposed to a journalist unless the blog was wholly business analyst orientated and the job advert asked for such evidence, then the answer is no.

However, having read your blog, I would definately say no. Firstly, the first words any reader comes across are “A professional amateur” – what impression does that give? And secondly, one of the top five commented subjects is “Public toilets can be made free.” It would be a good blog for someone who wanted to be a local political representative, although at present it reads more like a personal diary.

The other opportunity you have with a blog, is that it appears in your GoogleCV. If you undertake a Google search on your own name, then it appears high in the results. Any recruiter, HR professional or employer who found this could conclude that your main focus may not be on the job – something to think about.

Good Luck!

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