Blogging is the new resume: Why less is not always more – The Next Web

Ryan Hoover is the co-creator of Product Hunt, creator of Startup Edition, and instructor at Tradecraft. Follow him at @rrhoover or visit his blog to read more about startups and product design.

Can we all agree resumes are crummy? Can you really communicate your life’s accomplishments and skill-set through an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper? Does anyone even read your resume anyway?

These manufactured documents might help weed you out from the obvious “hell no” candidates, but do a poor job of communicating your capabilities. More often than not, hiring managers rely on trusted recommendations and evaluate applicants based on tangible things they have accomplished. And this is where GitHub shines.

GitHub can be a fantastic resume for software developers. The open platform showcases candidates’ creations, free to inspect and critique. Well-kept GitHub profiles exemplify one’s breadth and expertise in various programming languages and their contributions to open source and side projects, exemplify programmers’ eagerness to create. GitHub shows hiring managers what they have accomplished. That’s a lot better than telling in a resume.

via Blogging is the new resume: Why less is not always more – The Next Web.

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How to Create a Great Startup Blog and Stand Out from Competition

Blogging is like the modern day welcome mat, showing passers-by that someone is home and will probably answer the doorbell if you ring it.For startups, this is particularly important as you strive to establish your voice and brand point of view. Beside giving your startup a platform, having a blog can help you establish thought leadership, build SEO, and promote things that central to your brand’s messaging.But not all corporate blogs are created equal. When it comes to starting a blog, there are a few basic parameters to consider.

via How to Create a Great Startup Blog and Stand Out from Competition.