People may not think or relate to creating an opportunity through a blog comment. If you are in the New Media sector you know this is part of your arsenal in creating a growing brand. But what does this have to do with your job search and how can it help?
Through Kevin Donlin’s Blog, on his website, The simple job search. I wound up meeting him in Detroit, getting interviewed for a podcast about how I got my New Media internship with LLS and then he referred me to a reporter at the Christian Science Monitor. Though she did not use my interview in her newspaper. It was a chance I would not have had, had I not commented in the first place.
Through his website, he noted another person named A. Harrison Barnes. He is a great writer and has really useful stuff. But his blogs are way too long and if it were up to me, and I had a chance to really talk to him about it, I would really shorten them. They average about 1000 or more words and by the end you probably have to take a break or two. They are just way too long. But I digress. I connected to him on Facebook because I had been the only one commenting.
This led to a possible job opportunity. He liked my blog and things but things just weren’t going to work out between us. As much as I liked the opportunity it just wasn’t a great fit.
The moral of the story is in a down economy there are different ways to find a job. Plus, you need to know your worth, don’t sound desperate and to not take the first opportunity which comes around. You could wind up working in a place which you hate and you could be miserable. When you stick to your passion and you find a way to combine it to make an income. Then you probably won’t ever want to leave work.