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Archive for November 2007

BEEN THERE DONE THAT

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Sometimes there’s no good reason to do anything but list the essentials, the bare facts of (1) what I do, (2) where I did it, and (3) why that alone should get your attention. The structural intricacy and solid foundation of the imagery is appropriate to the kind of work he is an expert in, and serves well as a subtle expression of where he is most comfortable and familiar. In other words, a bioblog’s driving graphic image should be easily connected to the character and/or work advertised, which is the first decision to make in choosing a motif for your bioblog.
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November 13, 2007 at 6:25 pm

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CHARACTER AT WORK

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I like this bioblog because I get a sense of this person and how he thinks. There is a lot of personal philosophy and some personal branding as well going on in this monologue that is aimed at some stranger “out there.” Competence and expertise are obviously not an issue; it’s all about character . . . and we all should know our selves so well when setting out to market and sell them to the highest (or best) bidder. This I would consider a fairly “traditional” bioblog because the vast amount of information provided is the bulk of it, and the black/white images simply draw one’s attention into the “character behind the work.” Both text and images combine to make a strong impression, an inviting one, which should lead (from the baiting phase) to a personal call (to the face-to-face phase).

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November 13, 2007 at 6:13 pm

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AN ‘AVRIDGE MAN

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Here’s a bioblog with a sense of humor and action, simultaneously delivering a message about “what kind of guy I am” and about the typical ‘putting out fires while up to your neck in alligators’ of a workday. This bioblog proves that bioblogs can be both striking and fun. You think a recruiter or screener won’t take 10 seconds to notice this? I can’t imagine it. This is Best Bait! This bioblog represents another form (the Headliner form) that starts off with a statement (“Some Workdays …”) and combines that with an image to establish a mood easily tapped into by a weary resume screener. There are countless ways to tweak the headline to a specific workplace milieu, industry, company or even an individual character at work (the person the bioblog’s targeted at). It is a very effective and flexible form.

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November 13, 2007 at 5:39 pm

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