Want a Job? Start a Blog.
This past week has been remarkable. I’ll try to remain as modest as possible, but–I’ll admit–it’s going to be tough.
Last week, Rosario and I received an email from the SI On Campus editor asking us to write for the section. SI On Campus is the college sports fan wing of Sports Illustrated. This email was completely unprovoked.
Mutually exclusively (and less remarkable), the student media advisor at LMU in Los Angeles, CA recommended me for a writing job at an upcoming publication called, Conde Nast Portfolio. Conde Nast is the publishing company that owns Wired, YM, Glamour, Jane, Lucky, Vogue, and the New Yorker. Needless to say, it’s like someone has attached an air-compressor to this balloon that is my ego.
Anyway, these two events got me thinking. In a way, a well-formed blog is like a resume that’s constantly updating itself. Actually, a I posit a blog speaks more than a resume ever could; a blog is an archive of information proving that you know what you’re talking about. And here at HackCollege, we
pretend to know what we’re talking about.
Hell, a good blog could even get you some pseudo-celebrity status. If you’re good enough at blogging, there’s a chance that–whatever industry you enter–your employers will already know you. We can dream.
So go get a blog started. If you need help, don’t hesitate to email us or leave a comment on this post. Here are a few resources to get you started (and that we used):