This week Brand Yourself is focusing on our favorite blogs for helping find, love, keep, and leave jobs. Whether you’re trying to land your first unpaid summer internship or retire and buy a yacht, these blogs have everything you need to succeed at it. Here (in no particular order) are our top picks for best career help blogs:
A fantastic all-around job help site, Careerealism takes a no-nonsense approach to employment. They recognize that you need to be constantly developing your brand, and their tag-line is “Because every job is temporary.” If you’re looking for established expert advice and free webinars, as well as top-notch career help, Careerealism is for you.
If you’re stuck in a job that is getting you nowhere, but wouldn’t know the first step to doing something about it, this is the blog for you. Position Ignition strives to help you make positive changes in your job and career.
*Position Ignition also has some very cool eBooks such as this one called 125 LinkedIn Job Search Tips
If you’re looking to switch positions, jobs, or careers, Maggie Mistal’s blog is a great resource. Her writing is informative and insightful, and never dull. If you don’t know what you want to do, or don’t know how to do it, take a look at her blog.
This blog is great if you’re wondering what working for a specific company is like. They often post “Who’s hiring” lists as well as cover letter, resume, and interview tips. Their blog archive contains a lot of gems!
Jobacle’s biggest asset is probably the range of media forms their content comes in. They have lists, step-by-step how-tos, book, videos, interviews and podcasts on everything from getting the job to quitting it.
6. Resume Bear
Resume Bear has a lot of practical advice on resume-writing and interviewing, as well as a variety of advice on everything recession-related. They’re constantly tweaking their content to make sure it stays relevant and applicable.
See: End the Agony- Let the Job Offers Come to You
7. Job Mob
Unemployed? Jacob Share is an expert on getting hired- use his blog to get your foot in the door of your dream career!
This blog is for those on both sides of the interview desk. Their content is all about recruiting- from how to get companies to fight over you to knowing which potential employees will end up being a great investment.
See: Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter
WWD is GigaOM’s career help blog. It’s chock-full of valuable information and expertise on how to succeed in today’s tech-savvy, fast-paced world. Check in here to learn the latest on the career world and how you can get ahead of competition.
10. Steve Pavlina
While not strictly a career help blog, we had to include Steve Pavlina’s personal development blog for its insightful, “big-picture” ideas. His posts cover everything, from cover letter tips, to discovering your life purpose, and are always an interesting read.
11. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes’ blog is a resource for anyone looking to get ahead in their company, their industry, or their lives in general. It’s all about standing out, being remarkable, and getting things done.
12. Career Confidential
This blog has lots of videos detailing how-tos and expert advice, highlighting everything from the things you do wrong in a job search to successful negotiations. They teach you how to be the best version of yourself you can be, and how to succeed.
See: Got Interviews, But No Job?
These guys are the interview pros, among other things. If you’ve ever wondered about how to bring your personal brand to the interview, or had any questions about practical job search, take a look at this blog.
Alexander Kjerulf, the man behind the Chief Happiness Officer, is a great resource for those who want to learn to love their jobs (or find one they will love!) He has tons of tips on being more productive and positive at work.
We hope that you found our list of career blogs helpful- if you think of any that we might have left out please let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by!