Confession: Once, I spent two hours scrolling through a blog that consisted entirely of pictures of Nicholas Cage’s face on other people’s bodies. Two hours. There is also a blog entirely dedicated to Angelina Jolie’s right leg, but we won’t get into that. The internet is an incredible tool for communication and thought sharing, and taking the time to explore it can provide you with some excellent professional resources. Here are some of the best career blogs for young professionals the internet has to offer:
This blog is focused mainly on millennials and young professionals. The blog frequently strays from career advice into other topics including fitness, dating, apartment searching, and more, but Ms. Career Girl always provides real life advice with a refreshing voice. Oh, and the blog itself is beautiful, which doesn’t hurt.
I will be the first to admit I have a major career crush on this woman. She is a marketing expert with a focus on digital and direct marketing, and an awesome professional role model. Her blog content is geared toward social media and online marketing without the clunky jargon. This blog is especially perfect for anyone interested in social media and content marketing. If you’re a blogger, Heidi Cohen is a must. She includes so many manageable and actionable steps to make marketing your blog content easier.
My Mondays are brighter because of the Classy Career Girl Monday Motivation posts. Anna Runyan, the Classy Career Girl herself, delivers the best career articles of the week in one little present of a post, and she never fails to inspire. This blog is perfect for professionals at every level—it includes hundreds of resume tips, interview tips, and productivity tips for the office.
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The most well-rounded blog on the list, YCB focuses on style, beauty, and career topics. The content is geared toward professional women at every level, especially PR professionals. The career advice section provides endless advice for job hunters.
This blog breaks down market research in a digestible, readable way, and writes about social media trends as a conversation. We Are Social’s content is an amazing tool for social media junkies and anyone looking to establish their personal brand. Marketing yourself appropriately can be a huge asset to job searchers. Also, this is an easy way to tap into the newest knowledge sharing about social media practices.
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Blogs are an incredible resource for college students, job seekers, professionals, and those in career transitions. So spend some time soaking up some incredible knowledge and avoid spending two hours scrolling pictures of Nicholas Cage. You’re better than that.
Are you thinking about starting a blog? Ask Carly Heitlinger of The College Prepster for her advice!