When you need really good career advice… someone to guide you toward your first or next job… who do you turn to? Who consistently provides practical advice you can put to use right away?
Today, YouTern helps answer that question with the 2014 version of our “Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists”!
With all the career sites out there, how did we select these 50 bloggers?
- First and foremost: the quality of the content; nothing is more important
- Second, we value consistency: frequency of blogging, a constant voice, etc. (sadly, some of the best career bloggers don’t contribute consistently enough to make this list)
- Third, we chose to eliminate those in the deep end of the self-promotion pool (a blog has to be more than a sales pitch)
- Lastly, we selected those bloggers, regardless of their years of experience (yes, that means there are some old-school types on the list) whose advice is applicable to young careerists
This selection process means that like YouTern’s Top 50 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow, you may not find some of the most popular career bloggers 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 Blogs for Young Careerists, 2014 style…
About.com’s Job Search by @AlisonDoyle | Always beneficial information for internship and job seekers at any level.
Ask a Manager by Alison Green (@AskAManager) | Always candid, no-hold-barred advice for job seekers and employees – and we love it!
Avid Careerist by Donna Svei (@AvidCareerist) | Donna is a great resource for job seekers (she even makes her own infographics!)
Blogging4Jobs.com by Jessica Miller-Merrill (@blogging4jobs) | Amazing collection of job search advice from one of the best – period.
Brazen Life by @BrazenCareerist | There’s still no better online community for young careerists – and the stable of writers here is second-to-none.
Brooklyn Resume Studio by @DanaLeavy | Dana’s advice is always topical, and always practical. She gets it.
Bulls Eye Recruiting by @WillRecruits | Great advice told with a sense of humor and a double dose of confidence.
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) | Jacqui’s contemporary advice, found both here and on Glassdoor, is perfect for Millennials.
Careerealism by J.T. O’Donnell (@jtodonnell) | A well-respected standard-bearer in the career space, and deservedly so. A great read, every day.
Career Bliss (@careerbliss) | Great collection of workplace related blogs, interview tips and advice pieces – a top pick!
Career Enlightenment by Joshua Waldman (@JoshuaWaldman) | The author of “Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies” delivers, every time.
Careers Done Write by Debra Wheatman (@debrawheatman) | A real pro, prolific blogger – and we always respect Debra’s willingness to share quality content.
Career Sherpa by Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa) | One of our favorite bloggers – and people –with a wide range of expert career advice for all ages.
Career Musings by Daisy Wright (@careertips2go) | Daisy’s stated focus is mid-career professionals, but there is gold in this blog for every job seeker.
Chameleon Resumes by Lisa Rangel (@lisarangel) | No rah-rah stuff here… just tangible, practical advice for those looking for their next opportunity.
Come Recommended (@ComeRecommended) | A diverse collection of career advice for interns, recent grads and young professionals; one of our go-to resources.
Degrees of Transition by Lea McLeod (@LeaMcleod) | Love the practical, actionable advice Lea dispenses… all targeted at soon-to-be and recent grads.
Endless Job Offers by @JMMuscarello | Career advice for the college student, recent grad and young professional from a great guy who gets “pay it forward”.
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.
Exclusive Executive Resumes by Erin Kennedy (@ErinKennedyCPRW) | Don’t let “executive” in the name fool you… when it comes to resume strategy, Erin’s advice is global.
Gen Y Girl by Kayla Cruz (@GenY_Girl) | The perfect blend of edgy, snarky and thoughtful, Kayla certainly supplies content that makes us think.
Glassdoor (@Glassdoor) | A career and workplace community with not only a great blog, but also many other tools for job seekers, including company rankings and reviews.
Great Resumes Fast by @GreatResume | Jessica and her team aren’t just great resume writers, they are great bloggers and mentors.
HeatherHuhman.com by @heatherhuhman | A true expert in the internship, entry-level and Gen Y career space – never disappoints.
Idealist Careers by @idealistcareers | A great career blog for the non-profit, social enterprise and for-purpose set; consistently well done.
Job-Hunt.org by @WorkCoachCafe | A highly respected job search blog, one of two on this list by Susan P. Joyce.
JobMob by @JacobShare | A highly respected job search expert and influential, consistent blogger who talks 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.
Learning to Leap by (@David_Shindler) | David Shindler is a terrific author, blogger and mentor from the other side of the pond; you’ll love his work.
Levo League (@levoleague) | A terrific resource for career, mentorship and Gen Y lifestyle advice; we love their “Office Hours” feature.
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 bold blog is 100% unique with no punches pulled – one of our favorite reads.
MyCareerTopia by Bryce Christiansen (@BryceChr) | A highly creative voice in the career blogging space, we love everything Bryce does.
Move Up or Move Out by Chris Westfall (@westfallonline) | No career path is safe without a solid elevator pitch and a marketing plan, and no one knows this stuff like Chris.
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 to Interviews by Jason B. (@res2interviews) You can always count on consistent, actionable advice from Jason and his team.
RichCareer.net by Rich Grant (@richcareer) Career advice told from the point of view of an on-campus career center professional; always good stuff.
Simply Hired (@SimplyHired) | Excellent career information for recent grads and young professionals; one of our favorites.
Startup Collective (@YEC) | While not exclusively about careers, this blog from the Young Entrepreneur Council is full of entrepreneurial-minded advice.
Switch and Shift by @Shawmu and @TedCoine | When young careerists begin to spread their career wings and become leaders, they seek wisdom from the Switch and Shift team.
The Branding Muse by Emmelie De La Cruz (@hermusings) | Emmelie is a personal branding maven with moxie; we love her style!
The Muse (@DailyMuse) by Kathryn Minshew (@KMin) and team | Always fresh career, job search and Millennial lifestyle advice… so well done.
The Office Blend by Marla Gottschalk (@MRGottschalk) | We love Dr. Marla’s calm, cerebral approach to workplace issues; way worth the read.
The Undercover Recruiter (@UndercoverRec) | Great site for finding career, job search and recruiting advice (you know, for the person on the other side of the table).
The Voice of Jobseekers by Mark Anthony Dyson (@markadyson) | A refreshing voice in the career advice spectrum – and one we respect a great deal.
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.
Work Awesome by Pooja Lohana (@workawesome) | We love Work Awesome’s approach, design and content – one of our “must reads”.
Work Coach Café by Susan P. Joyce (@WorkCoachCafe) | Another great site and collection of practical career wisdom from Susan.
And, of course, we’d like you to continue to check in on YouTern!
We know there are many other career advisors and influencers that could be on this list – and, as always, we welcome your suggestions. Who do you enjoy reading? Who has influenced your career?
Please let us know, in the comments below!