For many years I have been a religious CV updater. In fact I get ever so slightly obsessed with creating an up to date, visually appealing and informative (okay okay, trendy) curriculum vitae. I suppose somewhere along the way I was told a CV is one of the most important documents you will ever write and it stuck.
When was the last time you updated your CV? And did you include your blog or website on your CV?
Here is my dilemma. My blog and my career have very little in common. I’ve studied industrial psychology, I work in business systems within the tourism industry and I write about my life, my kids and whatever psycho babble I have the inspiration to imprint on “paper”. It is very seldom that I think anything I write will have the ability to impress a current or prospective employer.
I have however decided after many years of blogging – both anonymously and as myself – to include my name (and surname) on this blog. And if any current or prospective employer wanted to take the time to do a quick google search, I would appear in the search results somewhere above or below the 27 yo model Alet Swart, the Pretoria based artist Alet Swarts, the list of facebook Alet Swart profiles and or the Gjima business operations manager Alet Swart.
Of course, this does tell you my reader that:
- I am a cyber stalker that extensively google people.
- I am a weirdo that has googled (and compared) myself with people who share my name
- I have the tendency to over-analyze
Just so you know. There is a term for googling yourself. It is called a self-Googler. And I found a infographic that shows that I am not so weird and why you really should google yourself.