I have long been critical of the traditional way we go about finding the best talent. You can see some of my thoughts in this post called, Resumes are So Yesterday.
Here is an interesting example of how people can be creative and use blogs to build their career. Check out Sebastian's approach on this blog:
- He shared the types of projects or jobs that would interest him.
- He offered a summary of his talents and experiences.
- Shared his career goals.
- Shared the work he is NOT interested in.
And Sebastian put himself out there - everything in the open. I think this is a great approach and a company can learn a lot about someone by reading their blog.
Recruiters should be reading bloggers with functional expertise they seek. It's like cheating because by the time you get to the interview, you already know a lot about the person. TONS more than the average and useless resume might offer.
What do you think?