Starting at the bottom may not be fun, but it’s a fact of life. Or is it? Cassie Boorn skipped it with the help of a blog she started in college. Steer yourself into the fast lane with her tips.
1. Show off your smarts. Your résumé and cover letter may talk about what you know, but a blog is a forum where you can show it. Through a blog, your ideas will trump your inexperience.
2. Get results. Launch a social media campaign, display a video or document a project. If you demonstrate what you can accomplish in your blog, you’ll be able to leverage it to get more money and move up.
3. Turn to online networking. Read up on people who are doing what you want to do and follow them on Twitter. Learn from their example, quote them in your blog and retweet them.
— Adapted from “How to Blog Your Way Out of That Entry-Level Job,” Cassie Boorn, BrazenCareerist.com.