Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WSJ tries experiment having job seekers blog


The Wall Street Journal today, on the Personal Journal page, D1, offers a story about blogging and job hunting. The Journal encouraged eight unemployed streeters to blog about their hunts in “Laid Off and Looking” (link). Contributors had to consider that they could be burning bridges by what they wrote in blogs. One wrote that he wasn’t cut out for investment banking, but got a job at Bloomberg, more in the business analysis area, for about 20% of what he had made as a trader. Another moved into people-oriented sales management in the Midwest. In all cases, they had to consider the impression their published writings made.

The story by Alina Dizik is called “Back to the 9-t0-5—finally” with link here.

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