We’ve talked about why you might want to talk about your blog on your CV before and even discussed whether bloggers should use LinkedIn but we haven’t looked into how to talk about your blog on a CV or job application.
Putting your blog on your CV isn’t just a way to pad it out a bit, but it gives you a topic to talk about that you’re passionate about and that may tie into a job elsewhere. Since you’re probably not applying for a full time blogger role, then you’ll need to try and tie in what you do with the job you’re applying for. This is especially important if you’re going for a role that isn’t really related to what you’ve done previously!
You could either add your blog in your experience section – this would give you a larger space to be able to expand on what skills you’ve developed from the blog – or you could include it in a later section about your hobbies and interests. When applying for jobs, it’s recommended that you tailor your CV to the specific role, so where you put your blog is going to depend on what you’re applying for – if you’re looking to work in PR or social media, then pushing the blog forward is a good idea, but if you’re looking at more finance or admin type roles, then this probably isn’t as relevant for experience.
Have you put your blog on your CV? Has it helped you get a job?
Stephanie Hartley says
I’ve been applying for a few social media roles, so I feel as though having my blog on my CV could be really important. I keep it in my hobbies and interests section, but perhaps moving it to experience would be more useful!
Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk