Career blogs are a useful way to stay connected to what’s important. They are a great tool for learning, growing, and putting your best put forward in the workforce. Staying on top of your career is critical, especially so if you’re serious about building a rewarding future, one full of personal and professional growth. A great way to stay informed is to educate yourself. Aim to keep a pulse on not only your chosen field, but also on the latest trends. Read up on information that affects professionals in general.
We put together a list of some of our favorite career blogs.
Ms. Career Girl is chock-full of career information. They cover a variety of topics: entering and exiting the workforce, taking risks, getting ahead, job searching, self-care for professionals, productivity, and more. The design is sleek and easy to navigate. The site even offers a helpful resume/cv optimization tool.
This site is broken up into two categories: job seekers and recruiters. It offers both job search advice and recruiting tips. Some of the topics for job seekers include advice on how to quit your job, to whom you should address your cover letter, and how to ace a stressful interview. In addition, recruiters can find tips on answering tough questions from interviewees. Also, the site shares insights on how to promote your company at a career fair and how to give feedback after a job interview. The site has a handy job search tool. It allows people to query using a job title or company, location, and industry.
Jon Gordon is a best-selling author of many notable books on personal and professional development. Additionally his career blog focuses on offering practical strategies to help professionals advance and be the best they can be. His posts include topics like leadership, teamwork, ways to increase energy, developing culture in the workforce, and ways to build trust. Furthermore, he offers a free positive tip newsletter.
This career blog takes a refreshing look at the happiness factor in the office. Some topics you’ll discover include things like resolving conflict, tips for great meetings, dealing with annoying people, and a list of simple questions to ask of yourself at the beginning of any new work year. Furthermore, he offers two free happiness newsletters that’ll help you maximize happiness and productivity.
Over to you: What are your favorite career blogs?
Finally, if you’re looking to advance your career, UMBC’s Division of Professional Programs has many master’s and graduate certificate programs in key industries that have positive career outlooks.