Smjlogo I have been thinking that "blogs are the new CV" for quite some time. Back in 2006 I wrote this post — and the concept has stayed with me since then. When I was hiring staff while working for Creata, the very first thing that I would do when looking at a resume was to scan the web for footprints. If a developer claimed to have worked on open source projects, then I wanted proof. If a strategist claimed to have led the creative planning for a brand, then I wanted to know who they knew.

My new post over at SocialMediaJobs.com.au today is an extension of my original post, with particular tips on claiming your online identity. And if you have any other tips, I would love to hear them!