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[This page has a list below; and a list atop that combines a list from Anthony Balderrama and a previous list from Kate Lorenz and now U.S.News list… I’ve taken off the numbers, for there are more than 9 when I combine their list-and, yes, they had a handful in common.]
9 Job Blogs You Should Be Reading By Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder.com writer
Job Blogs You Should Be Reading
Kate Lorenz is the editor for CareerBuilder.com and its job-seeker blog,
www.TheWorkBuzz.com. Who’s blogging: CareerBuilder.com’s team of job search and workplace writers.
What they’re blogging about: News happening today, tips for finding a job, advice for achieving your career goals and even some related pop culture articles. And the team also answers your specific job search questions.
Why you should read it: Maybe I’m just partial because I’m one of the writers, but I think the blog is equally relevant to someone looking for a job and to someone who’s in an established career. The topics cover all stages of professional life, from first jobs to retirement, which means you’ll probably find something helpful.
#. Personal Branding Who’s blogging: Dan Schawbel
What he’s blogging about: Applying marketing tactics to your career and building your personal brand, which is essentially the image that you create for yourself.
Why you should read it: On some level, we’re all brands. Our work history, age, experience and talents project an image to employers and colleagues, so you should know how to control your brand to get what you want.
#. Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist Who’s blogging: Penelope Trunk
What she’s blogging about: Career advice and personal experience.
Why you should read it: Trunk dishes out advice that’s often the exact opposite of what you’ve been told your entire life, and she does it without kid gloves. Her take on salary negotiations or constructing a résumé might make you change your mind or it might enrage you. Either way, it’s always an entertaining and informative read that’s often peppered with events going on in her personal life.
#. Careerealism Who’s blogging: J.T. O’Donnell and various contributors
What they’re blogging about: Any questions job seekers might have.
Why you should read it: The site’s tagline is “Because every job is temporary,” and you can’t argue with that logic. Whether you’re looking for a job now or don’t ever intend to again, you never know when you might find yourself preparing for an interview or writing a résumé. O’Donnell and company also give advice on current topics, such as social media, and how they relate to professionals.
#. Shifting Careers [Discontinued NY Times column! “Finally, how to reach me: I’ll be blogging over at my personal Web site, heymarci.com, where the conversation will continue. Please stop by for a visit.”] Marci is currently guest blogging for Yahoo! on her new blog, Working the New Economy.
#. On Careers: Outside Voices Who’s blogging: A bevy of career writers
What they’re blogging about: Everything from finding a job to knowing what kind of worker you are.
Why you should read it: Only a portion of the job hunt is about finding the job posting; the rest is about understanding what’s available and where you want your career to go. With these experts advising you, you’ll get plenty of advice and differing opinions on a range of issues.
#. Punk Rock HR Who’s blogging: Laurie Ruettimann
What she’s blogging about: Workplace trends and current events as they relate to workers.
Why you should read it: Ruettimann’s been in HR long enough to know what she’s talking about, but she’s tired of the beige walls and saccharine tones that come with it. Instead she talks to you like the irreverent friend you sometimes shake your head at, but love to listen to. She’s also on top of HR trends so you understand what changes might be coming down the pipeline at your company and know how to handle them.
Evil HR Lady
Who’s blogging: Evil HR Lady
What she’s blogging about: The questions you’d ask your HR representative if you didn’t think he or she was, you know, evil.
Why you should read it: Despite her nom de plume, Evil HR Lady is an affable blogger who realizes that she and her fellow industry comrades have a bad reputation as uptight policy wonks — not to mention that they’re often the faces associated with layoffs. She explains how HR minds work, while helping you deal with your own professional quandaries.
On the Job
Who’s blogging: Anita Bruzzese
What she’s blogging about: Career advice both in and out of the office.
Why you should read it: Your standard job advice is always good to know, but when your problems are bigger, it’s nice to have someone like Bruzzese who tells you how to clean up your online persona or how to deal with an immature boss.
Who’s blogging: Eve Tahmincioglu
What she’s blogging about: Current events and personal experiences as they relate to the professional world.
Why you should read it: You can learn something from bloggers who don’t just dispense advice. Tahmincioglu often raises issues without giving you a clear-cut answer. Her thought-provoking posts can leave you scratching your head and re-evaluating issues. For example, her recent entry on “American Idol” might sound silly and unrelated to the world of work, but it was actually a springboard for discussing equal pay for men and women.
On Careers (from U.S.News)
Another list 9/8/10
In Pictures: 11 great sites for job seekers. By Liz Wolgemuth
Many people think of career sites as websites with job listings, but the job seeker has many more web tools at hand. There are experts dishing out great advice for free, as well as data resources for subjects like unemployment benefits or career trends. Here are 11 such sites you should be using:
Go to NELP
Go to Fistful of Talent
Go to JobBound
Go to Brazen Careerist
Go to LinkedIn
Go to Seeking Alpha
Go to Alltop
Go to CareerDiva
Go to Facebook
Go to the BLS
Go to the Job Trends