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..?
It frustrates us because we know how hard it can be to find a job in the first place, without being hoodwinked by myths about “being more creative” or pulling silly job-hunt stunts!
(When, most of the time, a simple, well-written and structured CV is actually more appealing.)
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.
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. G2 Career Advice Learning Hub
Topics: Job hunting and interviews, career development, leaving your job.
My favourite thing about the blog is… the clean look on the site makes it easy to engage with. Plus, the content it top-notch and gets straight to the point that you need to hear. Definitely recommend having a gander on here.
3. The Daily Muse
Topics: Job search and interviewing, career development, management, break-room.
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. Student Job
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.
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.
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.
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”).