I’ve become a regular contributor to the Career Development Carnival, a monthly collection of blog posts on career development. This post reflects the submission theme for the May 2013 Career Development Carnival.
I may not be the most interesting man in the world, but I do enjoy a varied career. I focus on marketing, social media, advertising research, market research. I also volunteer with The August Group and my efforts focus on career development, job search, personal branding and networking. My Top 10 List is a reflection of these varied interests. Some of them are not technically a blog, but a valuable resource nonetheless. I also wanted to note that I’m intentionally not including the Career Development Carnival, Hannah’s blog or Lynn’s blog. They are all excellent but should be a given for this particular post! :-)
Here is my top 10 list in alphabetical order with descriptions and links:
AdAge – They claim, “Ad Age makes people smarter in their jobs in advertising, marketing and media through analysis, insights and news with an objective point of view.” You can subscribe to 11 different email lists on various industry topics.
Freelance Folder – According to their website, “FreelanceFolder is a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, work-at-home business owners, and web-workers. We strive to bring you the articles, information, and community you need to succeed.”
Grow - A blog by Mark Schaefer and guest authors with posts on growing your company, reputation, customers, impact, profits and yourself.
LinkedIn – Whether it’s suggested industry articles by LinkedIn, reading the LinkedIn blog, articles recommended by your network contacts, or using the Signal feature to filter news and stay updated on your professional network, I use LinkedIn on a daily basis.
MarketingProfs – They describe themselves as, “Our editorial team cuts through all of this marketing noise to find the experts and in-the-trenches marketers who know what they are talking about. Then we take their know-how and mix it with our marketing smarts to turn it into practical advice that you can actually use through our newsletters, conferences, seminars, podcast, articles, and webcasts.”
Mashable – This site “is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world.”
Personal Branding Blog - This blog, “teaches you how to create your career and command your future, using the personal branding process. You will learn how to position yourself for success so that you become known for your passion and expertise.”
Search Engine Watch – According to their website, “Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.”
Social Media Examiner – They describe themselves as “The world’s largest online social media magazine, Social Media Examiner helps businesses discover how to best use social media, blogs and podcasts to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.”
Who’s Blogging What – This is an email newsletter with links to articles and blog posts. You can use it “to stay current on social media, search marketing, user experience, email, web analytics and all of the latest developments of web marketing.”
Perhaps in a future post I’ll detail the local bloggers I follow and/or know personally. What are some of your favorite blogs and how do they help your career?