Whether you are on the job hunt or looking to grow while in your current position, there are career experts who are blogging and providing their advice and insights online, everyday, for free. Here are 6 blogs to help you learn and grow in your career.
Looking for a New Job
If you want to promote your personal brand more in 2013, head over to JibberJobber, a blog that discusses how job seekers can use social media and communications to get their personal brand noticed during the job hunt.
If you’re looking for very specific job-searching and career advice, it is often beneficial to ask someone more senior in their career. And Ask a Manager can be that someone. The blog is managed by Alison Greene, a former hiring manager for a large nonprofit. She answers readers’ specific questions and provides practical advice for job seekers and those with tough career problems.
Cultivating Your Career
99U is the educational arm of online portfolio website Behance and works to empower creative professionals so they can develop the best ideas. The site has advice on productivity, brainstorming, strategies for dealing with tough job situations, and more fun content, including videos and music mixes to help boost creativity.
Penelope Trunk, the co-founder of career website Brazen Careerist, has her own blog with (often controversial) career advice, including tips for improving listening skills, how to navigate workplace friendships, and ways to increase productivity.
If you’re more mature in your career path, check out Next Avenue, a site dedicated to individuals over the age of 50. With content on work and purpose, health and well-being, living and learning, and money and security, the site covers all the bases when it comes to the concerns of grown-ups who want to keep growing.
You may not automatically think of the Harvard Business Review as a place for career and job advice, but its blog network hosts provocative discussions on working toward innovation, diversity in the workforce, the pros and cons of internships, and how to improve company performance.