A blog: a job-seeker's friend or foe?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Penelope Trunk has done a nice piece about today’s blogging and the effect it might have on your recruitment prospects in the future:

The people entering the workforce today did not grow up posting every little thing that happened to them. But in five years, those kids coming to work will have no way to cleanse the Internet of their posting transgressions from when they were fifteen years old.

There will have to be new standards for what is okay to have online. It will have to be okay to say, �Oh, yeah. I remember when I posted that. Stupid, huh?� Interviewers will have to judge people by what they are doing right now, or else they won’t be able to hire anyone.

Well worth reading the whole thing.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.