Obtaining above-average grades in post-secondary education courses, such as marketing and advertising will only take you so far in life. What I’ve learned by blogging is that intangible characteristics are more valuable than tangible ones to employers. Training myself to have the proper mindset when communicating with employers and members of authority is key.
Blogging is a strategy that I have taken seriously, and will continue to be a priority to me throughout the remainder of my post-secondary education. Charisma, respect, and professionalism are all important intangible aspects that employers look for in students today. I enjoy the aspect of sharing reflective content to assist people in understanding who I am, and portray a professional image to employers.
Posting to a global audience is nothing new to me mainly because of my experience with social media. Although they are personal accounts, I keep a certain degree of professionalism within my pages. I ensure that my photos, posts and shares do not compromise the integrity of my image as a student. For example, a photo of myself drunk at a college party would be a foolish item to share on Facebook, compared to a Snapchat group of close friends; I digress.
Maintaining access to my blog has definitely had an impact on the efficiency in which I work, in addition to my attention to proper formatting and vocabulary. Identifying my weaknesses and knowing how to use my strengths against them, which has assisted in shaping me as a person.
This helps me grow as a student by expressing my weaknesses and most importantly my strengths, through school work and various types of related research. Therefore, my further continuation of this blog will continue to sharpen my skills as a writer, and become more credible in the world of marketing and advertising.