Knowing what to do to make yourself more appealing to employers during a job search and to managers while on the job and seeking a promotion can be a daunting task. As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression so having the right career advice can make or break your job search efforts.
Furthermore, knowing what to do once you’re on the job to stand out and get that promotion you’re working hard for is essential.
I often get asked what the best resources are for advancing your job search and career. To answer that question I put together this collection of the best career blogs to advance your job search and help you learn how to put your best foot forward so employers will want to hire you.
Kirk is a passionate recruiting advocate and is very knowledgeable about what recruiters want.
Where to start: https://campus-to-career.com/job-search-success-guide/
Career Rocketeer is the official portal for go-getters, self-starters and challengers of the status quo.
Where to start: http://careerrocketeer.com/2012/04/what-makes-you-different-from-other-job-candidates.html
Youtern shares powerful career advice from the trenches. If you don’t want to be overlooked follow this blog.
Where to start: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2017/08/29/8-ways-strengthen-linkedin-presence/
4. Spark Hire
Spark Hire’s blog is full of informative and to the point posts for the career focused reader.
Where to start: http://blog.sparkhire.com/2016/01/10/how-to-make-your-own-luck-at-networking-events/
5. Resume 2017
This site is your one stop shop for understanding how to create a resume employers won’t be able to resist.
Where to start: http://www.resume2017.com/professional-resume-writing-tips-2017/
Donna provides the most up-to-date job search advice for busy executives.
Where to start: http://www.avidcareerist.com/2017/06/20/how-to-use-google-for-jobs/
Cindy is a certified professional career coach who provides advice on resume writing and amplifying your career search.
Where to start: http://maysblogs.tamu.edu/careermanagement/2014/03/11/a-2-minute-offense-for-your-internship-search/
8. Career Trend
Jacqui writes about career management, how to get ahead and how to stay motivated at work.
Where to start: http://careertrend.net/executive-resume-writing-tip-slow-go-deep
Jessica delivers expert advice on creating the best resume and career search package so you have the best shot at getting the job you desire.
Where to start: http://www.greatresumesfast.com/blog/2017/08/22/how-to-use-the-new-facebook-jobs-feature/
10. Career Naija
If you’re in Nigeria or looking to find a job in Nigeria, Career Naija is the place to learn all about the hottest jobs and how to successfully compete for them.
Where to start: http://www.careernaija.com/blog/linkedin-how-to-write-the-perfect-profile-in-5-easy-steps/
11. Corn on the Job
Rich is a career expert and former corporate recruiter who now shares his wealth of knowledge about getting and advancing in your career on his blog.
Where to start: http://www.cornonthejob.com/career-advice/unusual-career-choices/
Mark writes about the process of hacking and reimagining an easier job search.
Where to start: http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/job-search-news-september-1-2017/
13. My Right Fit Job
Julie writes about how to not only find a job but find a job you actually love.
Where to start: http://myrightfitjob.com/2017/05/04/2770/
14. Career Ladder
Andrian provides career advice and covers the latest insights and trends in the Singapore job market.
Where to start: https://careerladder.sg/what-are-best-and-worst-paying-jobs-in-singapore-in-2017/
15. Career Geek
Career Geek covers all things job related such as interview advice, resume writing and finding the perfect position.
Where to start: http://www.careergeekblog.com/2017/08/15/job-interview-questions-answers-fresh-graduates/
Nissar is an accomplished growth hacker and provides advice on taking your career to the next level through actionable blog posts and career focused discussions.
Where to start: https://www.careermetis.com/career-opportunities-let-you-work-from-home/
Harry is an executive recruiter and job search coach who shares what he has learned to be most effective for job candidates to land the job they are aiming for.
Where to start: http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2014/04/want-to-improve-your-job-search-step.html
18. Dana Manciagli
Dana has coached, interviewed and hired thousands of career seekers and she writes about how to best position yourself for the job you really want.
Where to start: http://danamanciagli.com/3-secrets-inspire-excite-impactful-employees/
Dorothy and her guest writers provide great tips on getting hired, getting promoted and staying motivated.
Where to start: http://introvertwhisperer.com/11-morning-routines-can-make-motivated-productive/
Will has helped organizations such as Dell, eBay and Rosetta Stone hire top talent and he shares his best tips for recruiting and hiring like a boss on his blog.
Where to start: http://bullseyerecruiting.net/linkedin-recruiter-is-dead-recruiters-it-is-time-to-learn-how-to-recruit-again/
21. The Employable
This is an online community of people sharing career advice so others can learn and get ahead.
Where to start: http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2017/08/23/tips-for-your-first-ever-job-interview/
Lisa helps job seekers get their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and overall job search kicked into high gear.
Where to start: http://chameleonresumes.com/5-job-candidate-backgrounds-3rd-party-recruiters-typically-cannot-help/
23. Lost Gen Girl
Kayla is a no nonsense writer that give millennials the knowledge they need to be competitive in the job market.
Where to start: http://www.lostgenygirl.com/factors-consider-changing-jobs/
Dawn writes great articles on getting hired and getting ahead in your current job.
Where to start: http://pathfindercareers.com/blog/2016/unrealistic-job-search-reality-check/
25. Learning to Leap
David is dedicated to helping young professionals becomes more employable and live fulfilling lives.
Where to start: http://www.learningtoleap.co.uk/graduate-job-hunt/
Getting a job and getting a promotion is not easy but with the right advice and proper guidance, it can definitely be less painful. The blogs discussed in this post are a great place to start and continue building your knowledge of how to advance your job search and career.