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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by deuscypher, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. deuscypher

    deuscypher Junior Member

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    Hmm, I had this idea of putting online affiliate marketing on a resume. Do you think that would be a good idea? Although, some of you don't even need to make a resume with that money you are making! :)
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    If you want to be taken a bit more seriously by prospective employers, you might want to look into establishing a DBA with your local business banker. What that would essentially allow you to do is truthfully state that you own a business that you operate part-time. In many states in the US, this is free if you use your last name in the business name. Might be worth looking into and would definitely be far more impressive to a potential employer than just stating "online affiliate marketing" by itself into a resume.
     
  3. deuscypher

    deuscypher Junior Member

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    ooo, i think i will try that out. So DBA, is stating that you have a establishment with affiliate marketers?
     
  4. hiraa

    hiraa Registered Member

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    If I were a employer and see your resume with IM written in it, I would probably take it as negative as it gives me an impression that you are not fully dedicated or have your mind elsewhere also.

    Also it will tell me that you might leave anyday if you start making good money in IM and If you are applying for any marketing company then it tells me that you are not able to make enough money there so wanted a job.

    So IMHO it's a strict no no.
     
  5. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    DBA just stands for "Doing Business As." It is like saying, "Hi, my name is Bill Witherup, but I can take a check as Witherup Marketing."

    As an employer, I can tell you that this isn't the case at all. In fact, a person who is already working is much more employable to me than someone who is out of work, because it shows that they are trying to advance themselves and aren't pleased with being complacent. Just my 0.02, but I know that most employers operate in a similar manner; employed means employable.
     
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  6. deuscypher

    deuscypher Junior Member

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    I agree with oldenstyle. It also shows that you consider the job you apply for more important than your online money making business.