If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you’ve probably already heard us complaining about the mounds of absolute crap, so-called “career advice” that can be found online..?
However, there are some trustworthy companies (like us) out there, offering really great advice on career development, job hunting and entrepreneurship – so this week, I’ve been sourcing them for you!
Introducing, the top 10 reputable career blogs, that you should be subscribed to, to boost your career! (Excluding our own blog of course, but hopefully you’ve already seen the value in that.)
1. Career Savvy
Topics: Job hunting and interviews, career development, money saving, self employment, student and graduate advice.
How to Make Your Commute More Productive Editorial Team
Four Tips For Writing a Great Cover Email Editorial Team
The Ultimate Gap Year Budget Guide Sarah Pike
My favourite thing about the blog is… the well-designed site is really easy to navigate and each post is kept short and to the point, making it easy, entertaining and efficient to digest the important information.
2. Position Ignition
Topics: Job hunting and interviews, career development, leadership techniques.
My favourite thing about the blog is… the tone of each post, which is fun, friendly and compelling. Position Ignition know how to capture your attention, even when discussing historically “boring” topics.
3. The Daily Muse
Topics: Job search and interviewing, career development, management, break-room.
4 Ways to Make Venting at Work Actually Productive Katie Douthwaite Wolf
How My “Stupid” Career Decision Led Me to My Dream Job Caribou Honig
My favourite thing about the blog is… the articles are written by a range of different contributors, from investors and directors to students and recruiters, so you get different opinions, perspectives and experiences.
Topics: Job search and interviewing, career development, salary search.
My favourite thing about the blog is… Reed’s posts are heavily centered on factual evidence, bursting with research, stats and legal updates. If you’re a fact-finder, then this blog is certainly worth a REED (get it?!)
5. The Careers Blog (The Guardian)
Topics: Job search and interviewing, graduate advice, sector news, training courses, top employers.
My favourite thing about this blog is… the contributors’ ability to bring the latest news and developments in the employment market to life (with some helpful tips along the way) using current topics – like the Game of Thrones one above!
6. Learning to Leap
Topics: Job search and interviewing, career development, current affairs, ethics, leadership, employee engagement, well-being.
My favourite thing about this blog is… the detail you’ll find within each post. This isn’t necessarily the right site for a quick browse, but if you want genuine industry expertise that isn’t watered down, this blog is a winner.
7. The Undercover Recruiter
Topics: Job search and interviewing, career development, social media and technology.
How To Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to Find a Job James Tomerson
How to Dress for Your Job Interview Sophie Deering
My favourite thing about this blog is… the unbiased, unsalesy insights offered by a wide variety of recruitment professionals (their GIFs are pretty great too). (This is the second time we’ve mentioned The Undercover Recruiter this week – they really are that good!)
8. The Bubble Blog
Topics: Job search and interviewing, graduate advice, digital marketing.
How To Tackle New Job Nerves Lauren Riley
5 Ways You’re Wasting Space On Your CV Amy Edwards
5 Tips On Turning An Internship Into A Job Offer Lauren Riley
My favourite thing about this blog is… the passion! You can tell that each writer has been-there, done-that and knows exactly what job-seekers are looking for in terms of advice, guidance and a much-needed confidence boost. They care.
Topics: Job search and interviewing, career development, personal development, redundancies, workplace issues, salaries.
5 successful people without a degree Zak Harper
My favourite thing about this blog is… it looks after the so-called “underdogs,” tackling tough topics like lack of education, terrible co-workers, redundancy and unemployment with care and honesty.
10. Career Geek
Topics: CVs, career development, education, entrepreneurship.
My favourite thing about this blog is… it’s basically a one-stop-shop of information, offering general guidance for both employers and job-seekers, but also approaching industry-specific topics (like “advice on training to be a carer”).
Self-development is SO important when it comes to having a successful career (that you love) and that means doing your research whilst happily working for a company, as well as when you’re looking for a new job.
Set aside some time each day (if you want to be really productive, you could take advantage of your commute) to read up on your industry, job role and/or company.
I’m more than happy to admit that I don’t (yet!) know everything there is to know about HR and recruitment; that’s why myself and the other Coburg Banks directors are signed up to a variety of blogs, magazines and newsletters.
Recruiter Pro Tip.
Don’t believe everything you read! There are plenty of sites that falsely claim to know what they’re talking about.
Choose a few (perhaps 11?!) trusted sites to subscribe to and whittle down your email preferences so that each week you only receive relevant updates, in easily-digestible chunks.
You could also consider joining an online community to gain more insight, like…
Just be careful not to go ‘subscribe-happy’ and sign up to too many sites, it’ll take up most of your time just culling irrelevant information.
(If you haven’t already, don’t forget to sign up to this blog – we really are passionate about spreading the word on everything career related!)
If you come up with any other blogs that you think we should have included, feel free to let us know.