Friday, January 05, 2007

Work your mind please.. are you a "ProBooger?"

Act Like a Professional

So, My today's question is: "Will you, or will you not, mention in your C.V. that you are a blogger? and if your answer is "yes" which blogs will you mention and which you will not? (in case you have more than one blog)"

Lets discuss the pros and cons. and please fill me in with the form you may write as well..

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I was thinking about it...and yeah I would mention it..them actually..my blogger one(no more live 7'alas!) and my guitar blog...asl MY resume should represent and talk about ME...and these two blog shows alot of me...I'm proud of them and there's no reason for not mentioning them.

I will probably state them in the section where I talk about my skills which are not in my education domain and my volunteer work in the uni or outside...

w ba3den 3ashan my employer yelem nafso or nafsaha keda w yeb2o mo7tarameen ma3aya wa 2ella hafda7hom...w law kano 3edleen...free advertising tab3an :D

1/05/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with nightS and Yes, I'd mention my blog in my resume, and without any hesitation. However, I'd simply mention it as my website (since my blog is actually my website) under my personal information section.

I don't personally prefer to mention "Blog" explicitly in the resume but I guess this might be handy if you have more than one blog.

1/05/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

thats cool Layal & Mohamed, and promising answers in fact!

yet tell me, what if you own a political blog for example? or not necessarily political, but you tackle polities thru your talk, and most likely you appear from the opposing party..

will you still mention it?

1/05/2007 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My blog is mentioned in my online-cv, and I mentioned the English one only, coz I like it more than my Arabic one, and don't ask me why.

1/05/2007 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

deh ba2a tefre2 3la 7asab the employer(to be)...fi nas tela2eeha 3andaha moshkela with just me(and you) being a female when it comes to employment...fi nas 7asab el religion..I have a friend kan 7'alas hayemde contract bas lamma shafo enno Shiite 2aloulo f wesho enta Shi3i malaksh sho3'l hena...so having a political blog is one reason of many that may cause problems before AND after the employment(if you passed the interview by luck) e7na 3ayshin f region kollaha ta3asob...ya3ne mel 2a7'er ente w 7azzek...law dma3' your employer(to be) zayyek mabrouk..else, tshoufe ba2a how open and tolerant s/he is...w deh rare awy ya3ne ennek tla2e 7ad accepts the "others"....

ana ra3'et awy :D bas law my blog is political(although I write some political posts) I would mention it too...unless I'm not proud of my opinions and beliefs which is definitely not true...

sorry for any typos

1/05/2007 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to HR professionals you should include everything that would strengthen your application on your CV. If the nature of your blog is relevant to the kind of jobs you are applying for then you should probably mention it.

Sometimes you have to edit your CV based on the job you are applying to in order to highlight specific skills or experience relevant to the job description, so your blogging experience doesn't have to be on your CV all the time.

In general, I don't think those who prefer to hide their personal identity on their blogs, myself included, would refer to those blogs on their CVs.

1/05/2007 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answering your question, Blue. I'd still mention it as long as it's relevant.
For example if I work in Technology, and my blog is devoted Technology or is a personal blog that might include some technically themed posts then it'd be no problem to mention it in the resume.
On the other hand if I run a blog that is dedicated to politics, literature, science, or some other field, it'd be simply irrelevant to mention it in my resume (as long as the job doesn't involve that specific field), so I simply won't mention it.

Tamam keda? :)

1/05/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Shafaki said...

Depends on which type of blogger you are. If you are of the 'open' type that shows his identity mentioning his full name in his blog profile, then it might be a good idea to show the URL of one or more of your blogs in your CV provided that your blog is related to the work you are applying to and not just the old repeated idea of a political venting corner. On the other hand if you are hiding behind a nickname and not revealing your real world identity, then there is really no point in mentioning your blog in your CV! It's a no brainer in this case.

1/05/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger Captain L.J.Silver said...

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way to go lasto !

1/05/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger Hechkok said...

I was just thinking about that and it made no sense but after reading this post and the comments it could be possible , to know your level of the language for example or to leave a good impression.

1/06/2007 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i asked a friend he told me it will be considered a non related information and it will be neglected

but i might mentin it

1/06/2007 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never thought about adding bloggin in my c.v, but walahy we malo, u knw el wa7ed bykon 3ayz yemla el cv lol...bas does it rele matter?

1/06/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

@pinky: it doesn't matter awi iguess.. bas why not look for it helps or not..

howa bas, after reading all that valuable comments of yours i made my mind..
I'll write in the skills part, or personal info, that i am a blogger.. and won't mention my URLs unless asked for..
you know, it might give impression that i kow more about hte internet in genral and uptodate as well.. :)

thank YOU for sharing

1/07/2007 02:24:00 AM  

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