Career advice is everywhere… and everyone seems to be a self-proclaimed expert (even our parents).
But when you need someone to guide you toward your first or next job or internship… who can you really trust to provide practical advice you can use right away?
Today, YouTern helps answer that question with the 2016 version of our “Top Blogs for Young Careerists.” This is our fifth such list – and, we think, our best yet!
Why? Because with all the career sites out there, frankly, there’s a lot of noise… and it takes something special, this year more than any other, to make the cut. Here’s how this year’s list was chosen:
- First and foremost: the quality of the content; nothing is more important
- Second, we value consistency: frequency of blogging, a constant voice, etc. (some of the well-known career bloggers don’t write 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)
- Finally, 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
With great respect, and in alphabetical order, here is YouTern’s Top 40 Blogs for Young Careerists for 2016…
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!)
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 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.
CoActive Dreams by Cherrie McKenzie (@CherrieMcKenzi2) | Advice for “whole lives;” this is a career blog that understand our professional & personal worlds have melded together.
Come Recommended (@ComeRecommended) | A diverse collection of career advice for interns, recent grads and young professionals; one of our go-to resources.
Gen Y Girl by Kayla Buell (@GenY_Girl) | The perfect blend of edgy, snarky and thoughtful, Kayla certainly supplies life-related 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.
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 and her team.
JobMob by @JacobShare | A highly respected job search expert and influential, consistent blogger who talks about what is most important.
Jobscan Blog by the @JobScanCo team | When it comes to resume advice that leads directly to securing a job interview, these guys are tops.
KateTV by Kate White (@KateMWhite) | The former editor of @Cosmopolitan is witty and motivational as she doles out honest career and leadership advice.
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 (@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) | Lots of advice on how to survive financially right out of college, and ways to improve your outlook. Beyond career advice.
MyCareerTopia by Balanced Worklife Company (@MyCareertopia) | A highly creative voice in the career blogging space, we love everything Bryce does.
Pathfinder Careers by @DawnRasmussen | Dawn provides common sense advice and career information (and trust us when we say that approach isn’t common enough).
Power Formula by @WayneBreitbarth | When it comes to insider knowledge of LinkedIn, Wayne leads the league.
Prof KRG by Kenna Griffin (@profkrg) | A fantastic site for anyone looking for careers in PR, New Media and traditional Journalism. Publishes open job listings weekly.
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 (@SwitchandShift) | 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 | Advice ranging from the job hunt to moving up in the career world, all aimed at Millennials.
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.
Things Career Related by Bob McIntosh (@Bob_McIntosh_1) | Bob is a terrific blogger and mentor; he consistently dispenses great career advice.
Water Cooler Wisdom by Alexandra Levit (@alevit) | Alexandra looks at hiring from two perspectives: the job seeker and the recruiter.
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 considering our very own The Savvy Intern as a go-to resource as you build your career!
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What career blog would you add to this list? Who did we miss?