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Legal careers can be boosted by blogs

The Associated Press reports that having an online presence is an important part of managing your career. Career counselors are recommending that people build online presences through among, other things, blogs.

Blogs are also being touted as a strategy for career enhancement. The idea is for professionals to start blogs that focus on topics of interest to people in their fields. The goal is to position yourself as an expert in the field — at least among people who read blogs.

A blog is actually better for the career than a Web portfolio, which is just another form of the resume, said Jeff Kaye, CEO, of recruiting firm Kaye/Bassman in Dallas.

A good blog can show that you are up to date on the latest ideas and news in your industry, he said. A resume or Web portfolio only highlights your past accomplishments.

The story makes clear prospective employers do online searches for applicant’s names. A credible online presence depicting one’s writings and prior work means a lot. At the same time, the absence of an online presence can imply an applicant has not been up to much professionally.

Source of post: The Blog Herald

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