What We Are Looking For
Articles that are submitted to CareerAddict for publication must fall under one of our main categories:
Please consult the following checklist when creating a title for your article:
- Does the topic you want to write about relate to CareerAddict?
Your article should relate to at least one of CareerAddict’s core categories:
- Finding a Job
- At Work
- Has the topic been covered before? Please make sure that the topic you want to write about has not been covered before on CareerAddict. However, if it has and you feel you can add more to it or take it in a whole new direction, aim to make your article as unique as possible and try to provide readers with new information that is not widely known or accessible.
- Have you identified popular keywords? Your article should include three to five relevant keywords, and you should aim to include at least one of your main keywords in your title without negatively affecting it (Keywords)
- Is it short and impactful? Titles should be short and straightforward.
- Does the topic you want to write about relate to CareerAddict? Your article should relate to at least one of CareerAddict’s core categories:
Articles should be a minimum of 1,200 words long. Please note that some parts of your article might be deleted during editorial review if they are deemed unnecessary. We, therefore, encourage you to write more than the minimum requirement in case our editors need to cut a substantial amount of text from your article. If, after editing, an article is below the minimum word count, it will be sent back to you for revision, and this may delay the review process.
All articles submitted to CareerAddict must be your own original work in order to be considered for publication on the website, and must not have been previously published elsewhere, whether online or in print.
We take plagiarism very seriously, whether it is passing off someone else’s work as your own or reproducing your own previously published work as though it were new. Any direct or suspected plagiarism will result in the rejection of the submitted article.
We do not accept Private Label Rights (PLR) articles.
All factual, medical, scientific and statistical data must be backed up by credible sources. Please avoid using tabloid newspapers, forum boards, open source projects (in which anyone can add or edit content) and blogs of questionable credibility to source information. Please do not duplicate links; you should link to the webpage you want to source only once in your article.
You should identify a minimum of three to five keywords for your article that relate to its topic and content, and which are relevant to what our target audience would normally search for. For example, if you are writing an article about how to write a CV, you could use ‘CV writing’ as one of your main keywords.
Keywords should never be forced and an article should never be flooded with keywords; your article should read as natural as possible. If possible, use the keywords in subheadings and in the opening and closing paragraphs of your article. You should also aim to include keywords in your article’s title without negatively affecting it and to use variations and synonyms throughout (eg: ‘CV writing tips’, ‘CV format’, ‘CV structure’, etc).
When creating a title, be sure to take into consideration what people are searching for and how they are searching for it. For example, a job seeker looking for CV writing tips for a project manager position might use the search terms ‘how to write a project manager CV’ or ‘project manager CV tips’. Identifying potential search terms and relevant keywords enables you to come up with keyword-rich titles such as ‘10 Awesome CV Tips for Project Managers’.
An excellent tool to use when searching for keywords for your article is Google AdWords’ Keyword Planner. Please ensure that your chosen keywords have a minimum monthly search volume of 100-200 and you have set the country filter to the United Kingdom. You should also check the list of related searches when searching for a particular search term on Google to identify any similar terms and keywords.
Tables are a great way to present and place important content into charts such as prices, schedules, statistics, etc. We generally prefer that the text in the first row and in the first column (where key descriptions are typically placed) is bolded.
To ensure that large tables are visible on mobile devices, we encourage you to create your table in an external program like Microsoft Word, take a screenshot and then insert the table as an image.
Topics (or tags) are valuable keywords that are generally used to describe what your article is about and that help classify content in a way that is useful for readers and easy for search engines to understand. For example, an article called ‘How to Use Social Media to Land Your Next Job’ might use ‘Job hunting’ and ‘LinkedIn’ as topics.
You should aim to use a minimum of three, and a maximum of five, topics in your article. Make sure that the topics you choose are relevant to the content of your article.
Articles must be submitted in one of the following four templates:
- Default: This template is intended for news articles and articles which cover a more specific content. See example
- List: This template should be used for list-based articles like Top 10s which present a number of key points and facts. See example
- How To: This template should be used for articles that provide a step-by-step guide of a particular topic. See example
- Slideshow: This template is intended to present a compilation of facts and statistics with the use of images and other graphics, and provides a more visual user experience. See example
Articles that have been submitted in the incorrect template will not be accepted.