Did Blogging Help Me?
I got a question the other day about whether this blog helped me get my new job. It was an interesting question, because I hadn’t really thought about it. The job was an internal post, so the concept of someone finding my blog and using it to evaluate what I know about technology, obviously, wasn’t something I had thought about.
On the other hand, my involvement with the tech-blogging community was noted folks in management on previous occasions as a sure sign that I was willing to exist outside the box and constantly learn new things. So I think that willingness to step into something new and learn it played a somewhat significant role in seeing me as a good fit for this job, since it is a brand new position. I know it’s not the only thing, and probably not the biggest, but it was on the list somewhere I’d say.
So there you go, sometimes Blogging can help your career in a more subtle way, but it all counts!
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Congrats on the new job Mike.
You always blog in a professional & responsible manner — in a way where your employer gets all of the positives of a blogging employee, and none of the negatives/risks. I’d be very surprised if your blog didn’t help the process.