Don’t blog

Ivan Tribble warns blogging can be dangerous to your employability. He apparently has some expertise on the matter, having recently served on a faculty search committee.

Job seekers who are also bloggers may have a tough road ahead, if our committee’s experience is any indication.

You may think your blog is a harmless outlet. You may use the faulty logic of the blogger, “Oh, no one will see it anyway.” Don’t count on it.

After providing some amusing examples of harmful blogging behavior, Ivan then claims none of the blogging activity actually disqualified an applicant. (Doesn’t this negate the whole point of the article?) At the end, we learn that even “Ivan” is a pseudonym.

Could it be that blogging isn’t the only online behavior with consequences?