How to Add Your Blog to Your Resume

How to Add Your Blog to Your Resume

add your blog to you resume

Blogging can help you build your reputation and increase your expertise. As such, I wanted to share my tips on how to add your blog to your resume.

Blogging can provide for a platform for you to materialize your thoughts. It can push you to into a world of self-discovery. It can help you build your reputation, increase your expertise, and give you a place to visually showcase your knowledge.

But if you’re searching for a job, you might be reluctant to add your blog on your resume. Having your blog listed on your resume won’t always be the best idea for everybody in every field.

But since I’ve done this myself in a way that was beneficial to my circumstance – I wanted to share my recommendations on how to add your blog to your resume.

YES. You can consider adding your blog to your resume if it’s related to the industry you are pursuing (vs. a personal blog about your life). For example, I am in the marketing industry and my blog focuses on marketing, personal branding and social media.

I feel including my blog on my resume makes me a stronger candidate because I can demonstrate my knowledge and expertise in marketing, illustrate my presentation, writing and research skills, and showcase my understanding of social media and SEO tactics.

YES. You can consider adding your blog to your resume if you feel the overall presentation, formatting and theme is professional. If you’ve been blogging for a month and you have two posts up with no logo and no followers, don’t bother.

If you’ve been blogging for five years, consistently post three times a week on industry-related topics (and not party selfies), have a decent following and have developed a brand around your blog, it might not be a bad idea to add it in.

YES. You can make your resume look attractive. These days there are so many creative ways to enhance the look and aesthetic of your resume. Especially if you’re in a creative field such a public relations, communications, marketing, digital, writing, photography, etc.

Creative Market is my go-to source for website themes, blog themes, fonts and patterns, but you can also find easy-to-use resume templates as well.

NO. Do not add your blog to your resume if it has nothing to do with the job you are going for. If you’re going for a job in banking, do not add your fashion and beauty blog to your resume.

If you’re going for a job in real estate – do not add your food blog to your resume. If you have a personal blog that purely features pictures of coffee, flowers, outfits, motivational quotes and music videos that you enjoy – do not add your blog to your resume.

If you do decide to add your blog on your resume, I’d recommend putting it in a “hobbies and interests” section near the bottom. After your summary, actual work experience, skills and right before your education – is an ideal place to add your blog.

If you do decide to add your blog on your resume, don’t forget the whole reason you’re adding it is to show your strengths and prove your skills and qualifications as it relates back to the job that you’re going for.

As such, you need to list a summary of what your blog is about (again it should relate back to the job and industry you’re going for) as well as all the responsibilities that you manage as a blogger. Below is a snapshot taken from my own resume.

a sample of how to add your blog to your resume
{Image: list out your blogging responsibilities as it relates to your job}

Reading and writing blogs can make you part of a select community of people who trade ideas and can help you build relationships with others that share similar interests. These connections and interactions will open doors, widen your horizons, and have you discovering infinite possibilities.

However, when you’re still an employee trying to represent another company, you can’t always intertwine your professional life with your personal life.

If you have your own business, blogging is a no-brainer, but as a job searcher, whether or not to add your blog to your resume should be considered with care and should only be executed if it’s done at the highest level.

I’d be interested in hearing more thoughts on this. Leave any comments, feedback or examples from your own experiences in the comments section below.

 

Image via Douglas Marketing Group

 

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Alethea Robinson

Founder & Blogger-in-Chief, See Girl Work

Alethea Robinson is the founder of See Girl Work. With over 10 years of marketing experience, she specializes in campaign execution, project management, team management and trade show planning and events. Alethea is also skilled at developing digital marketing content including blog posts, interviews, editorials and social media.

  • Hey Alethea, That’s a great idea to add your blog to your resume. It will surely show your skills and you’ll have a better chance of being selected.Resume writing must be done with much importance and it must be impressive.One can also hire a professional resume writer that provides resume writing service and reviews ,with reviews from many users that would help them decide which service to go for.

    • @disqus_5njivDXmvS:disqus Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it!

      -Alethea

  • Nicholas S. Terry

    Yes, you can do so by placing it at right corner. With essay writing assignment help, you would have a chance to place it in right way so that it can be noticed by its reader or interviewer. The resume should be perfect if you want to grab that job.

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