Contribute / PR

Ok.. Before I begin I’m ready to admit it.  After years reading the CV’s of would be employees I’ve become very jaded and I am now what is referred to on Facebook as a Grammar Nazi.  If there is a spelling error rest assured I’ll pull you up on it like Mr Gibbs would have back in my English class 40 years ago!

That being said I’m  always interested in publishing contributions from experts on the hiring process, employment trends, and workplace issues.  The wider world of business, productivity and economics also appeals to me.

Although not every story pitched to me can make it , I 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.

Have a look and review common contributor guidelines before submitting an article.  Don’t worry though – I don’t bite and I’ll always provide feedback for you.

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.

I’m also open to advertising and PR – just let me know on the contact form!

Feel free to pitch us your idea if you haven’t written the piece yet, send an already written piece to us, or just get in touch by filling in the form below, or via the main contact form here.

Thanks,
Ken

Comments or questions are welcome.

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