Monday, March 21, 2011

Can Blogging Get You a Job?

Although blogging is thought of as a relatively new phenomenon, it has actually been around for quite some time.  Indeed, the first blog can be traced back as early as the mid 1990s.  It was only around 2000, however, that blogs really began to rise in popularity.  Nowadays, you can find a blog about almost anything.  Heck, would anyone think years ago there would be a whole blog dedicated to how to get a nonprofit job?  But I digress...

So what does all this relate to getting a non-profit job?  Well now that blogs are so popular, every organization wants their own company blog.  By creating your own blog, you are getting valuable experience in a skill that all companies, especially non profits, desire.  Even if you never had a particular interest in writing, now is a good time to start a blog to add to your resume.  If you are reading this blog, chances are you want to join a nonprofit organization, so I would recommend creating a blog that has to do with that industry.  One suggestion is to make a nonprofit news blog.  Now of course, you can't just copy/paste the latest news about not-for-profits and expect that to impress anybody.  What you should do is summarize the news and then add your own opinion to the piece.  It dosn't have to be groundbreaking; you just have to show that you have solid opinions, can be coherent, and keep the attention of the reader.

Even if you don't want to end up getting a job as a nonprofit blogger, just writing about nonprofits will sow potential employers that you are serious about the industry.  And that alone will make all the work you put into your nonprofit blog worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I think this information can apply to those seeking employment in any industry -- write a blog focusing on the field of your expertise and build credibility in your field. I shared this link with my followers on Twitter. Thanks!