Yes. I occasionally accept guest posts. Most of them I reject because they just don’t “feel” right. So I’d like to make it clear for you which posts are likely to meet my approval and save us both a bunch of time.
Please note that just because you’ve written a post doesn’t obligate me to publish it. So before you write for me, please carefully consider these guidelines.
Career Enlightenment’s blog won the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award from About.com by being selective with guest posts and only publishing content that provides value to our readers. If that’s you, then bring it on!
If you are looking for a back-link and your article is really good, I’ll give it to you in the by-line, not in the body copy. I don’t entertain link-bait.
If I don’t accept your post, I probably wont offer an explanation. Even with these guidelines, I’m still going to use my judgement in approving the post.
I’d prefer if you sent me three title ideas and a short excerpt for each of them. If you are looking for a back-link, please be upfront about it.
Your pitch should include:
Your article must have something to do with:
I’m looking for new content with a fresh perspective. I don’t want tired out articles that have been written 100 times before. Tell my readers something new.
Heres a hint: since this blog focuses on social media in the job search, I’m looking for specific tips and tricks, not general posts like, “5 reasons why you should use social media to find a job”. If I posted stuff like that, I’d be looking for a job myself!
Based on your submission, we may ask that you pay for posting with us. If that happens, here are our guidelines.
You know what they say about opinions. Unless you have some statistics, research or street-cred, don’t share it.
But if you have new research, interesting statistics, or a story to back up your claims, I’m all ears!
I will probably copyedit your post for punctuation, grammar and spelling, formatting etc. If I’d like to make an substantial change (unlikely) I’ll get your approval first.