Who can write for us?
We accept pitches from industry insiders all over the world – including career coaches, CV/résumé writers, hiring managers, HR professionals, recruiters, interview trainers, job search strategists and talented writers who are experts in their relevant fields – who want to share their insights and lessons learned with our audience.
Please note that we only accept applications from individual writers and bloggers who don’t have a direct commercial interest in the content that they provide. If you’re a company or individual looking to promote a product or service, please contact [email protected] to learn more about our sponsored post opportunities.
What do we publish?
We publish original, insightful articles that are written to inform, educate and guide our readers about every aspect of employment and careers, from choosing a career to finding a job and getting a promotion to dealing with various workplace issues – and everything in between..
We generally publish:
- Tutorials / How-tos – articles that show you how to do a specific thing, eg: How to Answer ‘What Are Your Weaknesses?’
- Listicles – lists of tips, useful tools, etc, eg: 7 Essential Tips for a More Professional LinkedIn Profile
- Guides – articles that offer an in-depth analysis of a certain topic, eg: A Complete Guide to Applying for (and Landing) a Job
We generally don’t publish personal stories or opinion pieces, but we are open to hearing out your idea – especially if it’s a good one!
What do we NOT publish?
Here are a few things we will immediately reject:
- Articles that have been written on behalf of someone else
- Articles that are clearly written to try to sell something (remember: articles should aim to inform, educate and guide readers about something; if you would like to promote a product/service, please email [email protected] regarding sponsored post opportunities)
- Company news or press releases
- Syndicated content
- Product/service reviews
- Anything that’s been published elsewhere (including on your blog)
Please note that we will not even humour any pitches that aren’t even remotely related to our core subject matter (think: ‘How to pet a cat’ – yes, someone really pitched that!).
What do we expect from you?
We expect you to:
- Be an expert in the topic you’re writing about and be able to demonstrate that expertise in your writing
- Read and adhere to our Content and Style Guide
- Follow any instructions regarding structure, keywords, etc we provide you with upon commissioning your article
- Work with the editor assigned to you and be open to their feedback
- Commit to a deadline – and keep your editor in the loop if there’s even the remotest chance you’re going to miss it
- Have a basic understanding of SEO and its best practices
What do we offer you in return?
While we currently do not pay for guest posts, we do find other ways to recompense writers – namely:
- We feature your article on the CareerAddict homepage, where it is potentially seen by over 1 million (and growing) monthly readers
- We promote your article to our 1.2 million followers across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
- We give you your own author profile page, complete with your bio, photo, a link to your blog/website and links to your social profiles
- We provide you with professional editorial support and guidance
We also offer reliable and talented contributors the opportunity to be promoted to a paid regular contributor position. However, please note that we are extremely selective about who we promote, and positions are limited.
How can you submit your pitch?
Use the contact form below to send us a detailed pitch explaining what you’d like to write about and how you plan to do it (complete with an outline and your target keyword research). Please do not send us completed articles at this point, and make sure the topic you’re suggesting hasn’t already been covered on CareerAddict.
Once we receive your pitch (and we like it), we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps of the process.
Please note that while we try to respond to each and every single pitch we receive, this isn’t always possible. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, you can assume your pitch was not accepted – do feel free to pitch us another idea!