18 of The Best Career Blogs To Read

by JOHN MUSCARELLO / Follow Me on Twitter Here

Best Career BlogsIt’s hard to know where to turn for great career advice when everybody is claiming to be an expert or a guru.

You need resources you can rely on when you have career questions about job searching, how to use social media to find a job, getting a promotion, and how to ask someone to coffee.

I developed a list that will answer all of the career questions you could possibly have! The earlier you decide to read them, the better it will be for your future, particularly if you’re a student who is just finishing or starting college. Preparation is key, and it will enable you to make the transition to working life much easier. These blogs explain everything. For example, one of them even tells you how to pay off student loan debt. Now that is essential, and if you don’t agree with what is said, then you could always decide to crowdfund with places like GoFundMe, so you can receive donations from those closest to you. That’s one way to pay off your student debt, but what are the others? Want the answer? Then read the list of blogs that I’ve compiled below so you know exactly what to do in this situation, as well as any others that you’ll be faced with. Find out which of the best career blogs made the list.

Avid Careerist
Donna Svei blogs at Avid Careerist, writes executive resumes, and LinkedIn profiles. She covers a variety of topics such as resume writing, LinkedIn, social media for job seekers, building career-related relationships, and other career-related topics. Donna’s posts are short, to the point, and full of value.
Website: http://www.avidcareerist.com/
Find Donna on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus

Brazen Life
A great site that hosts an immense amount of career advice for every situation. The articles on Brazen Life are helpful for job seekers or professionals who are trying to advance their career.
Website: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/
Find Brazen Life on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

Buffer Blog
A blog about productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. Even though Buffer is not a career blog, the articles you read on their site will better your life and in turn help your career. I read all the articles that are published!
Website: http://blog.bufferapp.com/
Find Buffer on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Career Attraction
Kevin Kermes formed Career Attraction on the core premise that every career transition is as specialized as the individual undertaking it. The site features experts who are focused on delivering actionable information that gets results.
Website: http://www.careerattraction.com/
Find Career Attraction on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Career Enlightenment
Career Enlightenment explores the overlap of job search and social media. They go way beyond the basics of what social media is and explore strategies, frameworks and new tools to show you how to stand apart from the crowd.
Website: http://careerenlightenment.com/
Find Career Enlightenment on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

Career Sherpa
Hannah Morgan dishes out all kinds of advice on job search, careers, social networking, and personal branding. Her mission is to guide new job seekers through the treacherous terrain of the job search by providing a map and tools to navigate today’s competitive landscape.
Website: http://careersherpa.net/
Find Career Sherpa on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus

CareerBliss has your back when it comes to navigating the world of work! You will find job interview advice, resume tips, and guidance on how to handle the boss. The articles are packed with valuable insights!
Website: http://www.careerbliss.com/tips-trends/
Find CareerBliss on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Careerealism gives excellent advice on topics like: networking, interview tips, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and social media job search tips. JT O’Donnell has created an amazing hub for every piece of career advice someone could need.
Website: http://www.careerealism.com/
Find Careerealism on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

College Info Geek
Thomas Frank created a blog dedicated to helping students build a remarkable college career, which in turn will lead to an amazing life. Students will learn study hacks, how to promote themselves to get the job they want, and the most important for any recent grad HOW TO PAY OFF STUDENT LOAN DEBT.
Website: http://collegeinfogeek.com/
Find Thomas on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Come Recommended
Come Recommended features fresh perspectives on today’s job search. The articles are easy to read and a majority of them are backed up with statistics and facts.
Website: http://comerecommended.com/blog/
Find Come Recommended on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus

Degrees of Transition
Lea McLeod is the founder of Degrees of Transition and a very good friend of mine. Lea understands the career space and knows how to help individuals find jobs faster. Recently she launched The Resume Coloring Book, which is a professional DIY formula for a successful, professional resume template. I have used the coloring book personally and it’s awesome.
Websites: http://www.degreesoftransition.com/ and http://www.leamcleod.com/
Find Lea on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

Life After College
Jenny Blake is the real deal and I have been following her advice ever since I graduated college! Life After College is a resource hub for college grads and beyond – quarter-life crisis-ers, mid-career changers and anyone looking for a boost in life – a place where they could come together with others who were making their own transitions.
Websites: http://www.lifeaftercollege.org/blog/ and http://jennyblake.me/
Find Life After College on Social Media: Twitter

Social-Hire has become best known as an advice site for recruiters and for candidates wanting to figure out how to use social media in their hiring or job search strategies. They have built a thriving community of expert contributors and guest bloggers that share extremely helpful career advice.
Website: http://www.social-hire.com/
Find Social-Hire on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus

The Branding Muse
The Branding Muse is built upon the commitment to empower young professionals and college students to take control of their personal brands by providing them with the resources to create and maintain a professional and attractive online presence.
Website: http://thebrandingmuse.com/
Find The Branding Muse on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

The Daily Muse
The Daily Muse is your ultimate career destination offering exciting job opportunities, expert advice, and a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies and career paths. Whether you’re just starting out, changing career paths, or aiming for the C-suite, they’ve got everything you need to take charge of your career.
Website: http://www.thedailymuse.com/
Find The Daily Muse on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

The LEVO League
Even though it website says that the site is a career resource for young women, the information can apply young men as well. LEVO league offers great career advice for GenY professionals in a very visual format.
Website: http://www.levoleague.com/home
Find LEVO on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

The Savvy Intern by Youtern
This is a must read for college students and recent graduate looking for their first internship or job. Mark Babbit is the founder and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Every Monday at 9pm ET @YouTern hosts an amazing Twitter Chat called #InternPro.
Website: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/
Find InternPro on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Undergrad Success
A must read site for students and graduates who want to have a successful career. Undergrad Success has the perfect blend of no-nonsense advice and proven strategies (case studies, stories from the community, and customer surveys) to help you get interviews and receive job offers.
Website: http://undergradsuccess.com/
Find Undergrad Success on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook

Now that you have 18 excellent resources for career advice, it’s time to get reading and take action.

Can You Please Do Two Quick Things?

  • Leave a comment below and tell me one career goal you want to accomplish this year.
  • Share this list of resources on LinkedIn and Twitter. It really means the world to me when you share my articles!

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  • Mike

    Good list to consider! The internet makes to find something helpful harder and harder, so such short list is really helpful.

  • optghar

    Thanks for the useful information. Great list all are very beneficial to job seekers.

  • Mahesurya Das

    Thank You for the helpful information…I help engineering professionals in their career and this is definitely useful. I’ll share it soon.

    • John Muscarello

      My pleasure. I really appreciate you sharing the article with your audience.

  • Evi

    I don’t use all of them, but you suggested some really good sites that fit me well. I’m currently looking for a job as a PHP Senior Backend Engineer. I’m really picky, because of the huge demand of IT-professionals.

  • Gerald

    Thats a solid list you got there..thanks

  • Zubin

    Thanks for the list John.

    I help engineering professionals in their career and this is definitely useful. I’ll share it soon.


  • Takeajob

    Hi John,
    This is one of the most informative blog for job seekers we liked it very much thanks for the posts hoping for more blogs

  • Oge

    Great List
    i’m elated. thanks more strenght to your elbow

  • Kathy

    Agreed! Great list! Would love to see our site on there someday.

  • aarohikapoor

    Thanks for the useful information. Very helpful. Very nice sites..
    I agree that all are very beneficial to job seekers.

  • Casandra

    Thanks for taking the time to compile this list. Bookmarking it!!

  • Gaurav

    Great Post! Finally I got the list from where I can jump on these links to Read the all useful stuff.

  • John Bassey

    I must commend you for this post! Little wonder it ranks number 1 on google search for the keyword.

    My career goal for this week is to have a professional training course and as well read 4 books; one for each quarter even as i write more

    • John Muscarello

      Thanks for your kind comments John (great name by the way)! Those are great goals. Please let me know if I can help you achieve any of them!

  • Rumki Sen

    Very useful list of career blogs!!

  • Global Jobs Finds

    Great list! Check out our new blog too with great job advice tips!

  • Staffing Perfection, Inc.

    Since no one else has left you a career goal, I’ll give you one. It is to nurture the business relationships I have built so that they last another 12 blissful months.

  • Michelle Vanderbilt

    Great list! 🙂 I love the link to Undergrad Success!

  • Mayank

    This blog is a one stop shop for many career related queries. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information.

    • Ash

      Another website you can check out is careerthesaurus.com, i love their 9 question personality test.

  • shaheda

    Here a have many useful information. Thanks once again for posting this. There have a many way for job searching. as like facebook, google search and many other option to online.already i founded many job site from internet. i get the good resource from this site.

  • Lydia Benson

    I must say this is a very useful list. Finally, I got this great stuff to read.

  • julie bishop

    Hi John great list ..remember http://www.jobhop.co.uk/blog/ It’s about how digitally connected candidates can connect with employers who need their skills to propel their companies

  • Brenda

    Wonderful list…very versatile covering everyone’s needs. A useful tool I’ll be checking on a regular basis.

  • kathleen kruse

    Great list — these area among my favorites, too! I wish that TalentCulture had made the cut, but I realize lists have to end somewhere. Hopefully our “world of work” community site will earn a spot in the future. We’ll keep working to deserve it. Thanks! KK (Editorial Director, TalentCulture.com)

    • John Muscarello

      Hi Kathleen. Thanks for your feedback. I will keep an eye on your blog for next years list.

  • April Brady

    Great list. Had some already bookmarked now bookmarking the rest. Thank you!

  • Vinay

    Thanks John! Indeed a wonderful resource to have.

  • Jessica Bahr

    So honored to be included in this AMAZING list!

  • Kirk Baumann

    Great list, John. Thanks for sharing. I agree that all are very beneficial to job seekers. At Campus to Career, we’re big fans of great content and talented, passionate people who pay it forward to help others. My one career goal for 2014 is to be better than I was in 2013. Keep improving every day, getting a little bit better step by step.

    Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!

    Kirk (@kbaumann)

    • John Muscarello

      Great goal Kirk. Your site has a ton of great content, and I look forward to working with you this year.

  • careersherpa

    It is an honor to be included here! What a wonderful list of resources! No excuses! Follow these folks!

  • Pamela La Gioia

    Excellent list!

  • Lea McLeod

    Hi John,
    We are honored and delighted to be included on your list! It means a lot to me. One of the great gifts of 2013 was meeting you, and getting to work with you on our projects! Here’s to more in 2014!

  • Scott

    Awesome awesome list. Already bookmarked quite a few of these. Thanks John!!!!


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