Nice blog. You are appointed!

August 19, 2008 at 5:01 PM 28 comments


Recently, one of my brother’s old friends had come home for lunch. The angel conveyed a news to me saying that many companies are recruiting candidates by studying their blogs. Now don’t start cleaning your ears. 😀 It is a fact. Presently, a Human Resource manager in a firm I am not willing to disclose, Ms.Suvidha sent me a mail containing a power-point presentation. To my utmost surprise, I came to know how the candidates are recruited through their blogs.

Innovative recruitment practices

Even though the presentation did not look very formal, I have confirmed that this technique is very much in use nowadays. This came as a huge break to me as I am a guy who believes only people with talent should be given work and not people who learn the text books by-heart. I have said more than enough about this in one of my earliest posts. If anyone decided it would be good enough to go through, it was Academic Qualification.

Now I can sleep peacefully knowing that my talents will be valued more than my marks. The guy who came up with this concept is a genius! 🙂 All hail the blog-recruiters! 😀

PS: Why I called her an angel was because this news was one of the best I have ever recieved. It made me feel I won’t be ignored just because I didn’t secure enough marks in the exams.

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28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. arvind  |  August 19, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    lol..this is a news to me too /.
    will they come across my blog 😛
    the world is full of blogs 😀

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  • 2. Avionic Spanker  |  August 19, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    This is easily the most hilarious thing I have heard about, today .. I’ll probably hire someone to write serious meaningful posts on my blog

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  • 3. Anniyan  |  August 19, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    @arvind
    I was skeptical at first too. Laughed about it in fact. But then, when she mentioned that you can include the link to your blog in your resume, I was open-jawed.

    @Avionic spanker
    Welcome to my blog! 🙂 Glad I made someone laugh… Believe me, I have tried very much; and today I have succeeded. But about the news; I was not joking. SU – my best friend, was present when this exchange took place. Still think I am mad? Thanks! 😀 But take a look at this link.

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  • 4. MAG  |  August 19, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Hey guys…..

    Back after a small break……..

    Infact, I agree with anniyan on the fact that Blogs are the talk of the HR town. This is something which is really surprising to me too.

    But nevertheless, hiring someone to do the same work does not really proove your talent. Hence, alteast in that aspect it goes a lot to say that writing your own Blog really pays….

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  • 5. vimal  |  August 19, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    wow, isnt that news or what !!! Thanks buddy.

    @ Arvind : You could try adding your blog link to your emails as a signature; you never know what would happen !!

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  • 6. Su  |  August 19, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    this is a good news for sure! as with all new things, this too has its pros and cons. The blogs will no longer be a natural flow of expressions and they will be a just another way to impress the HRs. I agree that you cannot have an idea about the mentality of the HR, but a general overview of the HR thinktank can be unearthed with a few years of experience. Secondly, what will happen to people who cannot/don’t want to blog? If its just anther matter to be considered while recruitment, then its fine as long as they dont give it a considerable importance… then, Bloggers will have to deal with lots of Online “SOFT” junk…

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  • 7. Dinesh Babu  |  August 19, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    This is great to hear!

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  • 8. apoorva  |  August 19, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    WOW…this is a gr8 news…

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  • 9. smallstar  |  August 20, 2008 at 4:27 AM

    That’s really a great thing! :)) I AM HAPPY FOR YOUUU!! 😀

    ~kisses~

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  • 10. mystiquedew  |  August 20, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmmm…
    So wot happens to the ones who get good marks?

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  • 11. Manoj Sterex  |  August 20, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    @Anniyan:
    I wonder how they filter true blogs. I mean, I can hire someone to write up stuff for me to just get a job. And what kind of job are they hiring you for? Blogging again? – That would be great! 😀

    Having said that, this kind of recruiting is definitely good for the companies. They are 90% sure to get a truly talented person this way. 🙂

    @mystiquedew:
    Good marks is only to get you into the arena. Your fight depends upon your talent alone. 🙂

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  • 12. Anniyan  |  August 20, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    @MAG
    Good to have you back! 🙂 I think I should have mentioned that we can include our blog in our resume.

    @vimal
    Always glad to help. 😀

    @SU
    Obviously it wouldn’t be the ONLY criteria for recruitment. It would be one of the methods used to filter out the better ones. And no need to worry about junk. 🙂 Akismet rules! 😀 🙂

    @Dinesh Babu
    Yes it is. Its wonderful news that blogs are the “in” thing. 🙂

    @smallstar
    Thank you. 🙂
    *Hugs n Kisses*

    @mystiquedew
    They get dumped? 😀 Let them undergo what we did for such a long time! 😀 😛

    @Manoj
    Good point. 🙂 It would be AWESOME if we were recruited for blogging again. 😀 And of course, they can surely find what they are looking for over here.

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  • 13. smallstar  |  August 20, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    🙂 muaaah!

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  • 14. Su  |  August 21, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    @Anniyan : I didn’t mean spam comments by ‘Junk’. i referred to those blogs which are apparently filled with alphabets which may(not) make sense. All this for the sake of having blog would be a thorn in flesh for those who consider blogging as a passion.

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  • 15. Dinesh Babu  |  August 21, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    @Anniyan – I’ve blogrolled you!

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  • 16. Che  |  August 21, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    Dude I had to drop out of college but that didnt mean anything. I got hired because of my blog too 😀

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  • 17. Anniyan  |  August 22, 2008 at 7:48 AM

    @smallstar
    So now you are happy that you have something unique when you finish your college huh? 😀
    *HUGS*

    @SU
    Oh! I did not look at it that way. Now that you mention it, I think wordpress will be more than happy to host all these blogs. 🙂 More blogs, more money. 🙂

    @Dinesh Babu
    I have too. 🙂

    @Che
    Welcome to “Care to take a look?“. That’s AWESOME! 🙂 🙂 Congratulations dude. 😀

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  • 18. Oxy  |  August 22, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Lol, wondering what possibly could be offered to me after reading my blog

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  • 19. Su  |  August 22, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Who are we to stop the business? just hope that we don’t get to cross them often. 😉

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  • 20. Roop Rai  |  August 22, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    First time here. primarily cuz u share name with husband … wut does anniyan mean??? :))

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  • 21. Roop Rai  |  August 22, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    oh husband’s name is pavan too. before i get u all confused. hehe

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  • 22. Nikhil  |  August 23, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    LOL… No wonder you came out of the hiatus and started blogging!! Hehehehe!!! 😀
    Ulterior motives!! 😀

    Which company, macha? Tell me!

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  • 23. vimal  |  August 23, 2008 at 2:13 AM

    heyy…i thot u said u’d added me to ur blogroll 😦

    ‘after effects’ of bad day at work !!!

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  • 24. Kris Bass  |  August 23, 2008 at 2:38 AM

    Seriously? Wow, I must think of improving the standard of my blog. Maybe someone will offer me a book to write!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    Cheers!

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  • 25. Anniyan  |  August 23, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    @Roop Rai
    Ah! Now that’s a nice coincidence. 😀 Anniyan is a movie in Tamil which portrayed the concept of multiple personality disorder. And oh yeah! Welcome to Care to take a look?

    @Oxy
    Maybe if the HR is a girl and she goes through your “Impressing Fairer sex” post, she might offer you to take her on a date 😀 .

    @Nikhil
    Definitely not Micrisoft 😀 .

    @Kris
    Don’t you worry. It’s pretty good now itself. And welcome to Care to take a look? 😀

    @vimal
    Hey very sorry. I had a power cut when I was updating the links.

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  • 26. Oxy  |  August 24, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Lol, I prefer to stay away from HR girls.. they just rant rant rant… go on on on n on… blabbering blah blah blah..

    Btw, thought u said u added.. :):)

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  • 27. Anniyan  |  August 24, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    @Oxy
    Aww… The same thing I told vimal. VERY sorry!!! 🙂

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  • 28. [Sticky]: For newcomers « Care to take a look?  |  March 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM

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