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A CUTLINE BIOBLOG

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Resume As Bioblog As Blog

A Cutline Bioblog – Using WordPress To Grab Attention Fast

Here’s a bioblog that incorporates WordPress’s popular Cutline theme. It not only is attractive and inviting, but can be used both digitally (with activated links) or as an attachment (pdf or jpeg); it can even be printed and mailed, accompanied by a cover letter personally signed in blue ink. [Remember: it’s just bait!] This blog-like bioblog shows how well the art form works to combine the creative character (of your bio) with the contemporary appeal of a blog.

Compare this bioblog to a traditional resume: What a difference graphic design makes! Why should advertising 20+ years of global experience and hard-earned expertise not be as powerful as a typical ad for a mass-produced luxury car or a shiny chronograph? Why shouldn’t self promotion (of talent, know how and potential value) be couched in graphic terms just as “exotic travel” or “fine cuisine” be promoted, which do not offer anything more than a limited experience of fading value over time?

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Written by 1stbioblogger

May 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm

SAME BELONG

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I am among the more than a few who have noticed the “tribal nature” of the workplace, and my particular spin on it is that not only to “employers hire personality more than skills,” but that it is a process that is based on tribal instincts inasmuch as they (the hiring chieftans) can get away with. Thus, a resume is more of an initial “same belong” signal (of likeness, therefore safeness) to the other fella / woman holding a weapon (the fistful of dollars and promise of esteem on the one hand, the determination to help the other win on the other hand).

What a resume in the format of a bioblog should say is, I’m like you, Same Belong.

Then you can chat about how the differences are worth a dollar or two more.

Written by 1stbioblogger

May 11, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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