Our favorite Career blogs and why you should be reading them

HR Bartender

HR Bartender focuses on everything included in the workplace from company perspective to candidate experience. The blog, started by HR pro turned consultant Sharlyn Lauby, covers a broad range of topics including How to Turn a New Company Policy from Negative to Positive, The 7 Skills You Need to Conduct an Effective Job Search, 4 Things Companies Need to Compete In a Digital World. Whatever topic you can think of, there is a good chance HR Bartender has covered it!

Corporette

This blog, started by Kat Griffin, is an award winning blog that covers how women can be successful in the business world. Corporette covers blog posts that range from fashion advice for the workplace to how to best utilize a quiet workspace while in the office. One of our favorite blogs by Corporette is their ‘Week in the Life of a Working Mom’ series. They interview various moms from across the US including an IT Portfolio Manager in Houston and a Marketing Director in the Bay Area to talk about their childcare, work-life balance, mom hacks, and more.

Penelope Trunk

You can’t look up a career blog without seeing Penelope Trunks name on the list. Trunk is smart, brutally honest, transparent, and she can be very controversial but agree with her or not, she ultimately offers some interesting pieces of advice for just about everyone. Check out picking a career you’ll like and tips for negotiating with a liar.

Campus to Career

Campus to career is the blog for all recent college graduates. Kirk Baumann focuses largely on the transition from dorm room to office space. Campus to Career hosts a large number of guest bloggers who offer different perspectives on what life is like after college. Some of our favorite blogs include: 5 tips for nailing your next video interview and 4 ways to make your IT resume pop.

Ask a Manager

Alison Green, a former chief of staff turned consultant, has dealt with it all over the course of her career- hiring, firing, promoting, and managing.  With her background ‘Ask a Manager’ covers a range of topics including workplace etiquette to what to do when you’ve made a mistake at work. Some of our favorite posts are how to mentor someonea job candidate sent an invoice after her interview, and ask the readers: how to figure out what career you want.

What are some of your favorite career advice blogs? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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