We’re always interested in publishing contributions from experts on the hiring process, employment trends, and workplace issues. Although not every story pitched to us can run, we do review each one and are happy to work with an author whose piece is relevant to job seekers and offers unique insight that we think our readers would enjoy.
Here’s a rundown of what we look for in submissions:
- Articles of reasonable length. (If we fall asleep reading it, it’s a no-go.)
- Tips, how-to guides, and unique stories.
- An enjoyable read. It’s a blog, not a dissertation.
- Proper grammar. Typos , texting abbreviations (y u h8?) and slang have no home here.
- A byline that points us to your published work or presence elsewhere on the Web.
Here’s what we don’t want to see in submitted piece:
- Jargon. Sound like a person, not like an encyclopedia entry.
- One big square of endless text. Paragraphs breaks, lists, and quotes are more than welcome.
- Generic information. We’ve been writing about résumés and cover letters for years. Give us a new spin.
- A commercial. Don’t spend more time promoting yourself than you do helping the readers.
Feel free to pitch us your idea if you haven’t written the piece yet, send an already written piece to us, or request the full contributor guidelines from us at Work.Buzz@careerbuilder.com.