Bloggers are passionate by nature. You need amazing energy and focus to keep posting week after week, so Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to share 14 job-hunting blogs that my colleagues and I love and honor the people who write them.
Many of the blogs below originate in Oregon and some of the writers mentioned contribute to Mac’s List. But all these sites (listed alphabetically) offer information useful in any job search.
Have we missed any of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.
1) Ask a Manager. Before striking out as a consultant, Alison Green was chief of staff for a medium-sized organization. Every day she answers questions about workplace and job search topics.
2) Career Choices. Laura Schlafly, a career coach in Oregon, blogs about helping professionals with midlife job changes, especially second careers after retirement.
3) InternMatch. Jenny Xie posts several times a week about topics of interest to interns and college students, including tips about landing internships and making the most of them. The InternMatch site includes hundreds of internship openings across the country.
4) Career Beavers. Written by the staff of the Office of Career Services at the Oregon State University (OSU), this blog serves OSU students and grads but offers excellent information for any job seeker.
5) Career Enlightenment. An Oregon-based social media expert, Joshua Waldman writes for job seekers looking for comprehensive information about conducting a job search online.
6) Ecogrrl. Aimee Fahey is a recruiter and career coach in Portland, Oregon. She blogs daily and her columns include interviews with human resources leaders, job search tips, and career advice.
7) Jobhuntercoach.com. Arnie Fertig lives in New England where he ran his own recruiting company for 10 years. He now helps people master the skills they need for focused job searches and shares what he learned as a recruiter via weekly blog posts.
8) Job Jenny. Jenny Foss is an author, speaker and resume writer in Oregon. She describes herself as “Your job search BFF [and] … tough love expert on finding your passion” and her posts are always lively and valuable.
9) Kontrary. Rebecca Thorman blogs from Washington, DC, on how to navigate your career, money and life so that “you can find meaningful work, enjoy the heck out of it, and earn more money.”
10) Life After College. Jenny Blake is an author and career and business coach in New York City. A former Google employee, Jenny and her team write about life, careers, goals, and relationships with a special focus on issues of interest to 20-somethings.
11) Loosen Your White Collar. A “reformed corporate drone,” Melissa Anzman lives in Colorado and is “passionate about helping late 20-40 somethings make their dream job.” Her blog offers resources to help people choose their own career path.
12) Pathfinder. Speaker, author, and resume writer Dawn Rasmussen works from Portland, Oregon. Dawn’s blog offers ideas and tools people can use to manage their careers and find fulfilling jobs.
13) PDXMindshare. Founded by Anvil Media’s Kent Lewis, PDXMindshare is one of Portland’s best online sources for jobs. It also features an excellent blog that aggregates content from national career sites.
14) Penelope Trunk. A founder of Brazen Careerist, a career site for professionals, Penelope writes regularly about career, management and job search issues of interest to Generation Y.
What job-hunting blogs do you love?
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