Originally posted on OnlineCollege.org:
College, ostensibly, prepares participants for their chosen career paths, but tracking down the right entry-level positions comes burdened with its own set of protocols, strategies, and insights, all of which might seem impregnable to the recent graduate. Fortunately, blogs exist to help demystify the overwhelming amount of information applicants have to process. Whether looking for tips on crafting the snazziest resume around or succeeding after scoring a great position, the following resources make for some of the best places to start seeking professional, experienced advice.
- Lindsey Pollak: Because this career expert and consultant specifically concerns herself with Generation Y, her official blog will be particularly useful to college students about to hit the job force.
- Jobacle.com: Visitors here have a blog and a podcast available for absorbing sometimes unorthodox advice about office life and protocol.
- Blog Indeed: Popular job search engine Indeed owns and operates its very own blog with excellent, updated information on the state of the scene, as well as advice for new and old workers alike.
- Ms. Career Girl: Like the title states, Ms. Career Girl targets women in the workplace — usually recent college graduates and young professionals — and covers the stories that impact them most.
- Young Career Traveler: Students desiring a future that pays them to globe-trot should check out Young Career Traveler for tips, tricks, and information about scoring the perfect international position.
- The LinkedIn Blog: Social media-savvy students and pros might want to check out everything new going down at the insanely popular site, which also looks into some general business trends.
- Jobs & Careers Blog: Because experience.com’s main audience is composed of students and graduates seeking internships and entry-level positions, their dedicated Jobs & Careers Blog makes for one of the best resources around.
- @ work: Candace Moody with WorkSource dishes out the dirt on both successfully scoring a gratifying job and making sure it doesn’t go anywhere anytime soon.
- Career CoPilot: This general career blog irons out all the possible kinks employees young and old might encounter in their offices and job trajectories.
- Fast Company: Staying on top of technology, design, economics, and business innovations might very well make or break that crucial interview.
- Science Careers Blog: Obviously, this resource only really applies to science professionals, making it an ideal read for current, upcoming, and future majors hoping to hit the labs after graduation.
- Position Ignition: New and experienced workers alike can learn quite a bit from the UK-based Position Ignition, which covers all the basics of starting or restarting a career with crystal clarity.
- Career Rocketeer: Everything from social media and networking to interview advice and that whole “personal branding” thing the kids are into these days gets covered here, so give it a shot when needing to learn more.
- MonsterWorking: Job-search leader Monster.com’s official blog is a must-bookmark for soon-to-be grads hoping to land the entry-level position that will someday take them where they want to go.
- Office-Politics: Before launching a career, get a head start on how to handle common (and a few less-than-common) problems that crop up when sharing a space with other professionals.
- Careerealism: Many young people unfortunately hold some pretty idealistic perspectives of the business world and their place in it. Careerealism isn’t cynical at all, but still does an excellent job of showcasing how things actually go.
- Ideas for Job Search, Career and Life: When desiring advice on … umm … job searches, career, and life (not to mention balancing all they entail), this blog ought to be one of the first resources upcoming and new grads should consult.
- One Day, One Job: Both the blog and the search engine hosted at One Day, One Job focus on entry-level positions, which obviously means it’s an ideal pick for college kids.