Monday, March 02, 2009

Importance of a personal website

I was reading a very interesting post by Seth Godin which I am going to quote below
A friend advertised on Craigslist for a housekeeper. 

Three interesting resumes came to the top. She googled each person's name. 

The first search turned up a MySpace page. There was a picture of the applicant, drinking beer from a funnel. Under hobbies, the first entry was, "binge drinking." 

The second search turned up a personal blog (a good one, actually). The most recent entry said something like, "I am applying for some menial jobs that are below me, and I'm annoyed by it. I'll certainly quit the minute I sell a few paintings." 

And the third? There were only six matches, and the sixth was from the local police department, indicating that the applicant had been arrested for shoplifting two years earlier.

Three for three. 

Google never forgets.
 This vindicates my earlier article on why every one needs a personal website or blog. I hope this spurs on everyone who reads my blog to start having a blog of their own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read a couple of books which says you need to blog and have a website. Websites and blogs are the best way to connect to people. They are the best and least expensive ways to showcase talents. I have a website in which I will showcase my interests. Nice post. Thank you.

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