5 Marketable Blogging Skills To Put On Your Resume

5 Marketable Blogging Skills To Put On Your Resume

I started blogging back in 2016 when Kirsty and I launched this blog together. Although, I had some experience in social media through internships, my overall blogging skills were really poor. A year and a half later, I have learnt many skills. Social media, branding, marketing, photography, editing, etc. all marketable blogging skills. Thus, I added those skills to my resume and they helped me to get a job. After reading Elizabeth’s great post on what being a blogger actually encompasses and all the skills you get when you blog, I decided to list my 5 top marketable blogging skills.

1. Copywriting & Content creation
Good writing along with good spelling and grammar is something you need in any industry. Whether you will be writing articles, product descriptions, marketing assets or just drafting emails, it is a skill you need. Obviously, we all have had some doubts regarding our writing style upon starting a blog. The good thing is everyone must start somewhere. Indeed, practice makes it better. It does not matter if you are writing about beauty, fashion, politics or books. You write and that’s all that matters. You will eventually develop your own writing style and voice and strengthen your creative writing skills. Developing a skill as part of a passion makes it less like work. As a result, you will also be able to write creatively about everything, which will expand your professional horizons.

2. Social Media
Social media comes hand in hand with blogging and creating content. Every blogger knows that half of their time is spent on managing their community and using social media. When you have a post out, you need to advertise it so that it reaches the biggest audience. You will use different platforms that you think fit your audience best: Facebook, Twitter,ย Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, Bloglovin, StumbleUpon, etc. Every platform is unique. There are many things you must know when using them: functioning, frequency of post, kind of content, type of audience, engagement, reach and impressions stats, conversion rates, etc. These are skills that you will learn without even realizing and that are highly sought after by companies. Companies are looking for social media related skills. You have them, put them on your resume.

3. Branding & Marketing
Blogging has become big in the past years. How many blogs are out there? So many you can’t even count them. Thus, you need to find a way to make yours stand out. You will decide what type of blogger you want to be and what difference you make. You will go through finding your industry, your niche, your tone of voice, your target, etc. Your blog will be like having your own brand. You will decide on blog themes, police font, colors, layout, imagery, etc. Along with your branding strategy, you will have to work on marketing your blog: through social media, email marketing, brand collaborations, etc. The possibilities are endless and you will have thought creatively about developing your own brand. These skills will set you apart as they are highly sought after in the work place. Good branding is what sets appart brands and that is something companies need.

4. Photoshop & other editing tools
What is the most essential aspect of blogging? Good imagery of course, whether it is on your blog or social media. Good imagery catches the eyes. The quality of your pictures will determine whether people will stay on your blog or follow you on Instagram. We all know how rare having all the conditions for the perfect picture is. Which is why Photoshop has been invented. You will start with modifying your pictures: brighten it up, enhance some colors, add text or other elements, etc. You will play around the software and will learn more and more ways to use it: remove the background, remove an object from the background, make gifs and videos, etc. When you are going into a creative career, photoshop skills are essentials. Knowing other editing tools (iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, Canva, Ipiccy, etc) is also a great advantage that can help you stand out from the competition.

5. IT skills
Now that companies have fully integrated that the future is online, they all have a website. Sometimes they also have their own company blog. You don’t need to be an IT specialist and have the skills of a back-end developer. Yet, it is always a good thing to know how content management systems work. The biggest CMS are WordPress and Blogger, which most bloggers use. You will already know how to use the platform, add and format content, change the blog layout, add plugins. If you know some HTML or any other code, even better. Companies love tech-savy people.

Are these all marketable blogging skills you acquired already? Do you agree with this post? Have you put them all on your resume? Have prospective employers been impressed with these? Do you have any other skills you’d wish to add to this list?ย 

Thanks for reading. Hope you liked this post.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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64 Comments

  1. November 29, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    This is such a great post! There is definitely more to blogging than just publishing a post. I totally agree that some of the skills you get through blogging are worth putting on the resume. Definitely going to do that. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. Lisa Dimaline
    November 29, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Totally agree with this post! I talked apart my blog in a recent interview and they were very impressed I got the job & start on Monday ๐Ÿ˜ Great Feedback was that out of all applicants seen I really stood out as had to explain how organised I need to be to work full & part time as well as blog! Great post Ladies ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  3. November 29, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    I never thought about it like this. But in my area (nursing) I don’t know how much of a difference adding that in my skills would make. But I think it is definitely worth the risk!

    x

  4. November 30, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I totally agree with this! I learned all of these things from running my own blog. There are quite a few jobs out in the real world (as opposed to being a blogger) that these skills come in handy for too.

  5. November 30, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Thank you for this! I had no idea I could put some of these on a resume. I do a lot of these things on a daily basis.

  6. November 30, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Iโ€™ve only recently started to put my blog on my CV, but I have actually found that it gets mentioned so often in interviews?! ๐Ÿ™Š There are definitely areas, like my IT skills and use of apps that I would like to improve before I mention them specifically on my CV though..

  7. November 30, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Hi, I totally agree with all of your valid points and yes bloggers should put on their resume if appropriate to the jobs they hope to get.

  8. November 30, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    This had never really occurred to me! But I really appreciate you writing about it because it’s really made me think. I’m still very new to the blogging world but I hope I can start to develop as well as improving my blog. Although I;m still unsure how to fit Pinterest with my blog – if your willing to share any tips. Another brilliant blog post!

  9. November 30, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Wow! I never thought about blogging that way! I’m definitely going to add all these to my cv! Who thought a hobby could turn into something so useful!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

  10. November 30, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    This is such a brilliant post! ๐Ÿ’• There is so much more to running a blog than just writing and pressing submit. Social media is such a big part and learning photoshop and photography skills is an ongoing process! ๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  11. November 30, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I recently added so much about my blog to my resume and I feel like itโ€™s been incredibly effective! Definitely something I would suggest that every blogger does ๐Ÿ’–

  12. November 30, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    This is such a useful blog post! I have never thought about any of these kind of things that I could add!
    I think I need to update my resume!

    Ciara | http://www.teatimewithciara.com

  13. November 30, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    This is so true! There are so many elements to blogging that people don’t think of. Thankfully because of the degree I did I already had copywriting and wordpress experience but photography has been a bog learning curve for me x

  14. November 30, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I’ve genuinely never thought about this before, it is a hobby with so many creative aspects and talents to it and this has really opened my eyes and honestly made me feel a little bit better about myself haha! Maybe I’m a bit more employable than I thought ๐Ÿ™‚
    Alice Xx

  15. November 30, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I haven’t really been brave enough to add blogging to my CV. I do it as a hobby mainly but as you say so many elements are skills!

  16. November 30, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Recently with my new day job my familiarity with WordPress really helped me get the position! Blogging, even just for a hobby can be super beneficial in the career world. Thanks for the post!

  17. November 30, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I agree that bloggers need to have many skills cos mostly itโ€™s a one man/woman show! Lots of the skills learnt can help in many areas of life and especially in other careers!

  18. November 30, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I totally agree with this post! There are many marketable skills with blogging that a lot of people don’t think about

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

  19. November 30, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I totally agree with this post! There are many marketable skills with blogging that a lot of people don’t think about

    Sondra x
    prettyfitfoodie.com

  20. November 30, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    This is such a great post and so helpful, I’ve developed a lot of skills blogging but have never thought of adding them to my CV so thank you! X

  21. December 1, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I recently rewrote my resume and I put a bunch of my blogging skills on it. I was amazed at how marketable these skills can be.

  22. December 1, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Honestly, although I have learned a lot of these through blogging, I don’t know if I would feel comfortable adding to a resume if I don’t consider myself a expert at it? I don’t know, maybe I’m over thinking it?

  23. December 1, 2017 / 4:47 am

    Thanks for your in depth review and tips about blogging skills. Definitely blogging is a multi-post job. Definitely worth mentioning on a resume!

  24. Claudia Krusch
    December 1, 2017 / 6:23 am

    These are all great to add to your resume. I need t o get my resume updated soon. It is good to always have an updated copy just in case you need it.

  25. December 1, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Copywriting & Content creation seems like a very good resume builder. I think it is also in demand now.

  26. December 1, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Hi

    I saw you tweet about blog and I thought I’d checkout your website. Looks like Corinne has come a long way. Keep up the good work.
    I am sure you will like my blog http://www.twosomelife.com too.

  27. Rosey
    December 1, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I love that you have incorporated ways to utilize skills learned from blogging onto a resume. We put a lot of work into blogging, and we really do learn new and marketable skills.

  28. December 1, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Well that’s just brilliant. I’ve never thought of it before but you are spot on.

  29. December 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    These are some really great valid points thank you both, will definitely take these with me!

    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

  30. December 1, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    These are all really great skills to include! I especially think the most helpful are social media and branding skills. Social media has taken off in such a great way, that knowing your way around it is definitely a must!

  31. December 1, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Being a marketing student I can say blogging has helped me really develop these skills, and it is always a great discussion point in interviews. Being able to write posts that people want to read is vital for businesses nowadays! x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

  32. December 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Such great ideas! Really need to be organised with a blog and these definitely help.

  33. Sunkissed Scribbles
    December 1, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Brilliant post and something I need to sort out with my own CV. I usually just put that I blog but I didn’t really think about the different skill areas. So thank you for writing this post!

  34. December 1, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I’m often wary about talking about my blog when I’m putting myself out there for jobs but you’ve inspired me to big myself up more.

    Copy writing and attention to detail are for sure thing to be bragging about on a CV. Also I totally agree with you about social media. The amount of time spent scheduling is ridiculous.

    V <3

  35. December 1, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I wouldn’t class myself as having these skills but I guess I am slowly developing them! Thanks for highlighting them to me!

  36. December 2, 2017 / 12:29 am

    I really enjoy marketing. It is a skill I have been working on the past few years.

  37. December 2, 2017 / 4:23 am

    It never occurred to me that I could use my blogging skills on my resume! And I have most of these in my belt. Thank you for bringing it up. I’m gonna do some resume editing this weekend.

  38. December 2, 2017 / 6:12 am

    Ill take these pointers on my notes, it was very informative and it will surely helped me with my blog especially now that I’m still learning.

  39. December 2, 2017 / 7:31 am

    I’ve never considered that blogging could actually come handy when I write my resume! This is eye-opening. I agree with your points to the detail. Thanks for sharing!

  40. December 2, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I didn’t think to put my blogging skill in resumes before. This would be a great addition to your resume and thanks for sharing.

  41. December 2, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    I found this so interesting, I didnโ€™t think to put these skills in my resume so thank you for the reminder! Great post x

  42. December 2, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This is so usefull! If all goes well I’ll be finishing my masters degree in May 2018 so I’ll have to start applying for jobs soon! Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Xoxo Annaleid

  43. December 2, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    The good thing is I don’t have to redo my resume but these are actually some great tips I never thought putting those skills on my resume!!

  44. Shell
    December 2, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    These are all absolutely key skills to have and really a must for blogging. I never would have thought to put them in a resume but yiu are absolutely right….

  45. December 2, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    This is excellent! I was thinking to make a similar list just for myself. I started blogging in my free time during my parental leave, and was thinking that I need to update my CV – I’ve simply learned so much. So thanks for making it!

  46. Amber S.
    December 3, 2017 / 12:18 am

    Iโ€™m printing this post! I was just talking to my mother about how blogging has given me the experience to go in a totally new direction on my resume! Thank you so much for these useful tips!!!

    Xoxo,
    Amber S. | http://www.thesuburbansocialite.com

  47. December 3, 2017 / 2:42 am

    I was looking at my resume the other day thinking of a way to put my blog on my resume. I love the way you summed up the skills here. Pinned for later!

  48. December 3, 2017 / 4:12 am

    I guess I will have to add this to my list of skills when it comes to my resume. I don’t think of it all that often but there is a ton I have done since I have started blogging. Thanks for letting me think about things when it comes to my resume.

  49. December 3, 2017 / 8:59 am

    This is definitely a great idea! Of course our skills improve with blogging, why not taking advantage of it professionally?!!

  50. December 3, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Great tips you offer for those who do not know much about starting a blog. It is important to know the “never do” things that come along with publishing.

  51. December 3, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Hmmm, this is really good food for thought. Here I am putting together a CV and barely mentioning the hours I’ve put into mastering all of these skills!

    Michaela | http://www.aureliablush.co.uk

  52. Nicole Flint
    December 3, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    This is very helpful. Iโ€™m looking to re do my resume so I can find a new job! Iโ€™m going to bookmark this!

  53. December 3, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    This is a brilliant post – Iโ€™m going to be applying for a new job in the new year and I hadnโ€™t even thought about putting my blog-related skills on my CV. Now I have a project for tomorrow evening ๐Ÿ˜‚

  54. December 3, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Great pointers! Most of these skills are what will give you an edge over other candidates and they are not that difficult to acquire with reasonable degree of proficiency!

  55. December 4, 2017 / 2:53 am

    I am new to blogging and your post is very much helpful. I will have these bookmarked. Thanks for writing this one.

  56. December 4, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Wow this tips are simply amazing …
    I had never thought of them before!
    Thanksfor such a lovely tips they were indeed informative

  57. December 4, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Your tips are very useful for aspiring bloggers to have an idea what encompasses to be successful blogger.

  58. Kiwi
    December 4, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I think these are wonderful attributes to add to a resume if you are a blogger. I am not going back into the workforce but for those that are they need to add this.

  59. December 4, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    These are some fundamental skills that you’ve outlined. There’s so much more to blogging than meets the eye, it takes a lot of time management and increase your skills in so many great ways. Thanks for sharing doll! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lena xx https://lenadeexo.com/

  60. December 5, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    A big hip hip hooray for this post!! Recognising exactly the skills you’ve gained as a blogger can be hard as there are so so many! They’re all brilliant for your CV though and show you’ve got experience in a wide variety of areas – social media is key for so many companies these days and it’s something that all bloggers know very well!

    Abbey ๐Ÿ˜˜ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  61. December 8, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I’ve never thought of putting this skills on my resume, but now that you’ve said that, indeed I should! Doing that now~

  62. December 13, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    These are really good ideas which I havenโ€™t considered. Iโ€™ve mentioned my blog on my CV but havenโ€™t gone into any of this detail so thanks! xxx

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