Is it bad to write about my difficulties finding a job in my blog,if I’m going to include the URL in Resume?
This is an excellent question. I think that if you are specifically going to include a blog URL on your resume you need to consider that blog part of your resume.
For the record, my blog is on my resume at the moment, but I’m not actively looking for a new job. I may change my mind when I am looking for a new job. Of course, any recruiter would be remiss if they didn’t google my name, and if you do so, I’m usually in the top 3 hits for “Suzanne Lucas.” (There is a Suzanne Lucas who does Rolfing, which sounds like Ralphing, which is a term we used to use for an unpleasant illness related event. I’m not her.)
So, included on the resume or not, my blog is part of my resume. Most likely, so is yours. I know most people think they can be anonymous on the internet. But you must assume that you are not. You must be willing to stand behind everything you write–even if it’s in a chat room, Facebook, or a product review at Amazon. You represent YOU.
So, do you write about your troubles job hunting? In my never to be humble opinion (when interviewers ask me what my flaw is, I can say “pride” and point to this blog as evidence), it all depends on how you do it. If you talk about general struggles related to a bad economy, fine. If you start talking about stupid &*$&! who interviewed you and didn’t realize you were the best &*$(!$#(( person for the job, then you’re in big trouble.
There is a middle ground, of course. Finding it is difficult. Keep in mind that, while unlikely, any potential employer may be reading your blog. If you write, “I have a big interview with AcmeCorp tomorrow,” your potential manager’s ears are going to perk right up.
Before you write, think “Would I say this in a job interview?” If the answer is no, then leave it off the blog. If the answer is yes, go ahead. One other thing to keep in mind is that if you detail your troubles and you write about each one of your 15 job interviews with no offers you might lower your chances of success. People can’t help but think, “Gee, 15 other companies didn’t hire him. Must be something wrong.”