There’s a lot of noise in the career space. Thousands of experts. Tons of contradictory advice. Even more old-schoolers whose advice doesn’t seem to apply well to our new economy – or new talent.
So, how do you know who to listen to – right now – to help get your first, or next, job?
At YouTern, we help answer that question with our “Top 50 Bloggers for Young Careerists”!
How did we select these bloggers?
- First and foremost: the quality of the content; nothing is more important
- Second, we value consistency: frequency of blogging, a constant voice, etc.
- Third, we chose to eliminate those bloggers in the deep end of the self-promotion pool
- Lastly, we selected those bloggers, regardless of their years of experience (yes, that means there are some old-school types in here!), whose advice is wholly applicable to young careerists
This selection criteria means that like our Top 100 Twitter Accounts You MUST Follow, you may not find some of the most popular or well-known personalities on this list. You will, however, find those who will help your career the most. And isn’t that why we seek out these bloggers?
With great respect, and in alphabetical order, here is YouTern’s Top 50 Bloggers for Young Careerists…
About.com’s Job Search by @AlisonDoyle | Always beneficial information for internship and job seekers at any level.
AngelaMaiers.com by @AngelaMaiers | The opening line of one of the most caring, sincere blogs around says it all: “Welcome All Learners!”
Ask a Manager by Alison Green (@AskAManager) | Always candid, no-hold-barred advice for job seekers and employees – and we love it!
Asprey Solutions by @DanaLeavy | As we said when we added Dana to our Top 100 Twitter accounts: “A career coach with an entrepreneurial mindset – a terrific combination!”
Balanced Work Life by Bryce Christiansen (@BryceChr) | A new – and highly creative – voice in the career blogging space, we love everything Bryce does.
Blogging4Jobs.com by Jessica Miller-Merrill (@blogging4jobs) | Amazing collection of job search advice from one of the best – period.
Blue Sky Blog by Louise Fletcher (@louise_fletcher) | A unique style makes this one of YouTern’s absolute favorites; Louise is sure to help your job search.
Brazen Life by @BrazenCareerist | There’s still no better online community for young careerists – and the stable of writers here is second-to-none.
Campus to Career by Kirk Baumann (@kbaumann) | Kirk always delivers thought-provoking posts that go way beyond those “build a better resume” pieces; consistently excellent work.
CareerTrend by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter (@ValueIntoWords) | An outstanding resume expert and social media enthusiast, Jacqui’s contemporary advice is perfect for Millennials.
Career Bliss (@careerbliss) | Great collection of workplace related blogs, interview tips and advice pieces – quickly becoming a top pick.
Career Diva by Eve Tahmincioglu (@careerdiva) | One of the most prolific career bloggers, and one of the best (Eve contributes to CNN and Careerbuilder, also)
Career Rocketeer by Chris Perry (@CareerRocketeer) | Always exceptional career advice from this powerhouse blog, which also features excellent guest bloggers.
Career Sherpa by Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa) | One of our favorite bloggers – and people – period, with a wide range of expert career advice for all ages.
Careers Done Write by Debra Wheatman (@debrawheatman) | A real pro, prolific blogger – and we always respect Debra’s willingness to share quality content.
Come Recommended by Heather Human (@HeatherHuhman) | A true expert in the internship, entry-level and Gen Y career space – never disappoints.
Community College Success by Isa Adney (@IsaAdney) | Isa’s energy and passion come through in every post – and we sincerely admire her work.
Corn on the Job by Rich DeMatteo (@CornOnTheJob) | Solid information for all job seekers (also highly recommend Rich’s Twitter chat, #jobhuntchat)
Cube Rules by Scott Herrick (@cuberules) | No rah-rah stuff here… just tangible, practical advice for those working in our cubicle-based workplaces.
DumbLittleMan by Jay White (@JWhite) | The ‘Career’ category on Dumb Little Man is one of the best (and the rest of the site is just as entertaining and valuable).
Educated and Inexperienced by Scott Keenan (@ScottKeenan27) | A self-described “cynical twenty-something” who has a great eye for quality subjects and a polished writing style.
EmilyBennington.com by Emily Bennington (@emilybennington) | One of the best career bloggers out there – on her site and for Forbes, Monster, Huffington Post and more.
EmilyHankinson.com by Emily Hankinson (@emilyhankinson) | A bright, confident career blogger we’ve come to enjoy tremendously… you will, too!
Exclusive Executive Resumes by Erin Kennedy (@ErinKennedyCPRW) | Don’t let the name fool you… when it comes to resume strategy, Erin’s advice is stellar.
Glassdoor by @Glassdoordotcom | A career and workplace community with not only a great blog, but also many other tools for job seekers, including company rankings and reviews.
GradtoGreat.com by Anne Brown (@GradtoGreat) | Really good content told in an easy-to-digest, ready-to-apply format; consistently good content.
Illuminated Mind by Jonathan Mead (@jonathanmead) | With a focus on “getting paid to be who you are” Jonathan is a fresh – and more-than-welcome – voice.
JobMob by @JacobShare | A highly respected job search expert and influential, consistent blogger who seems to talk about what is most important.
Keppie Careers by Miriam Salpeter (@Keppie_Careers) | A contributor to CNN and the Wall Street Journal, Miriam’s advice is second-to-none.
Life After College by Jenny Blake (@jenny_blake) | Simply one of the best blogs out there for young careerists; you’ll love Jenny’s honest, sincere approach to delivering meaningful content.
Life Without Pants by Matt Cheuvront (@mattChevy) | While not all about careers, this blog is 100% unique with no punches pulled – one of our new favorites.
LindseyPollak.com by @LindseyPollak | Best-selling author of “Getting from College to Career…” and a spokesperson for LinkedIn, Lindsay is also an amazing next generation blogger YoPros should not miss.
Ms. Career Girl by Nicole Crimardi (@mscareergirl) | One of YouTern’s favorites since our launch; always fresh and relevant content.
My Pathfinder by @myFootpath and @NoelRozny | Consistent advice on a wide variety of subjects makes this blog one of the best out there.
Pathfinder Careers by @DawnRasmussen | Dawn provides common sense advice and career information (and trust us when we say that approach isn’t common enough).
Resume Bear by @BobWarren | Expert career advice from one of the biggest, and possibly best, networkers in the business.
Revolution.is by Amber Rae (@heyamberrae) Each week, the story of an amazing member of Gen Y who went out and captured their dream is featured… inspiring!
The Savvy Grad by Christina Lohman (@TheSavvyGRAD) | Contemporary advice told in a no-nonsense, maybe rebellious, style.
Small Hands Big Ideas by @gracekboyle | A great blog for Gen Y women, she talks often about working in the tech world and getting her career started.
StudentBranding.com curated by @DanSchawbel | With input from several leading bloggers, this is a terrific resource for students and YoPros (also check out MillennialBranding.com)
TalentCulture founded by Meghan Biro (@MeghanMBiro) and her team | Simply one of the best blogs – and talent communities – available; a terrific resource for professionals of all ages.
The Boomerang Kid by Lindsay Hunt (@theboomerangkid) | A unique perspective told by someone who moved back home and gave her professional life a do-over… great read.
The Cynical Girl by Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann) | Sometimes, you just need to hear it straight from the heart with no artificial sweetener – and that is what we love about Laurie’s posts.
The Recruiting Unblog from @BillBoorman | A “serial conversationalist”, Bill is well known in recruiting circles as a social media pioneer.
The Unlost by Therese Schwenkler (@tschwenkler) | Witty, intelligent, engaging – and a bit edgy at times – Dave Ellis, YouTern’s CM says: “pretty much my new favorite blogger.”
The Voice of Jobseekers by Mark Anthony Dyson (@markadyson) | Really a refreshing voice in the career advice spectrum – and one we respect a great deal.
The Work Revolution by Josh Allan Dykstra (@joshallan) | Josh is a work revolutionary and a change catalyst – and his blog reflects his passion for positively changing how we work.
Tim’s Strategy by Tim Tyrell-Smith (@TimsStrategy) | Great advice here from a guy who doesn’t just talk action – he expects action; a favorite!
Twenty (or) Something by Susan Pogorzelski (@20orsomething) | Susan writes about all aspects of life as she discovers them; the inspiring Career section shows the importance of taking risks.
Water Cooler Wisdom by Alexandra Levit (@alevit) | Author, speaker and blogger, Alexandra focuses on helping you get a job – and then excel once you get there.
WestfallOnline.com by Chris Westfall (@westfallonline) | No career path is safe without a solid elevator pitch – and no one knows Elevator pitches like our buddy, Chris.
WetFeet by @WetFeet_Career | A terrific resource for career advice with original content and excellent curation (and one of YouTern’s favorite strategic partners!)
Work Awesome by Pooja Lohana (@workawesome) | We love Work Awesome’s approach, design and content – one of our new “must reads”.
And, of course, we’d like you to continue to check in on YouTern!
We know there are many other influencers that could be on this list – and, as always, we welcome your suggestions. Who do you enjoy reading? Who has influenced your career and belongs on this list? Please let us know, in the comments below.