Like many others I have considered having a blog but delayed the launch. I have researched the essential elements of blogging over the last few months and yesterday got my Kindle copy of Michael Hyatt’s new book “PLATFORM: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” which I found to be exactly the resource I needed to address all my questions and concerns. The very best news is that with WordPress and other products it is easier than ever to create a blog. The other part of the story is that to be one of those who don’t drop out after the novelty wears off one needs to be committed to regular development of content that is of interest to other individuals.
This blog and others will enable me to engage individuals with a “kindred spirit” on several topics of great interest to me, primarily on the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are needed to thrive in today’s incredibly competitive and sophisticated employment marketplace. There is no shortage of blogs and other information sources offering information and advice to job seekers.
One of my objectives here is to engage in conversations around creative solutions for those who encounter significant barriers in the employment marketplace, from new immigrants to those over 45 to mothers entering the workforce after raising a family to factory workers preparing a resume for the first time after 25 years with the same firm. In each of these instances, the challenge is the same. You aren’t exactly what HR wrote down when the requirements of the position were developed! Unless there is a severe shortage of candidates who do have those qualifications, your phone may never ring.
There is good news to be found for those who are in this situation but it does require a very intentional strategy and persistence. Over the next few months I will introduce information and advice from many sources and I look forward to hearing your response.
I will endeavor to post 2 or three times per week.
Thanks for reading and tell me what you think!