As the hunt for talented professionals gets more challenging, recruiters and creative head hunters are turning to blogs and blog comments to connect with passive candidates. Do a google search on the internet for "Jobs and Blogs" and you'll find testimonial after testimonial from job seekers who have landed jobs or been contacted by recruiters from a blog or blog comment post.
To get in on the action, create your own blog using sites like blogspot. Pick a topic that is relevant to your job search and be professional. There are blogs devotedto information and tidbits on how to create and manage a successful blog. Do your research and pick a topic that will generate interest from the blog community or blogosphere. Blog frequently and you're on your way! While I can't provide any testimonials myself to landing a job or receiving an offer as a result of this blog, there are many others who can. If you are one of these lucky individuals, I'd love to connect with you!!
Blog comments are another way to generate interest in recruiters and other hiring managers while you are in the job search. To leave a blog comment for a post, click on the comment link below the blog. Leave an insightful yet professional comment regarding the blog post and include your email or other contact information so that recruiters or the blog author are able to contact you. With blog comments, the recruiter who contacts you is often not the author of the blog where you posted your comment but someone who visits the blog frequently. It might be a needle in a haystack, but hey 30 seconds of your time might be well worth the small amount of effort.