This week, I thought I’d share a blog recommendation.
Career Contessa is a forum that focuses on tips and tricks for career development. The content ranges from webinars, job postings, interviews with industry professionals, and everyday advice on a variety of topics like building an online presence and how to use sites like LinkedIn .
I think this blog would benefit anyone who is just entering the workforce, or is about to starting their professional career, or even someone who is wanting to change careers paths.
For Crecomm’s, this blog is a resource for realistic, knowledgable and practical advice. I have read countless posts or blogs that attempt to do what Career Contessa does, but more often than not the advice was wishy-washy or overrun with clichés.
Career Contessa has relevant job postings for Crecomm students to consider down the road. I find it useful to scan through the postings and see what type of jobs are currently out there.
It also has numerous posts on freelancing and how to work for yourself. Post graduation, or even during the program, there will be oppertunities to do free-lance work. Students can write for magazines, online platforms and newspapers, they can become social media advisors, or even start charging for their photography skills. There are posts on this site that give advice on how to make money, find frelance jobs, and what you need to know before you start working for yourself.
This blog is written by women, for women. I think it’s important to have a community where the advice is tailored towards the success, development, and struggles that women may face in their careers. However, I do think that the majority of the advice is relevant to everyone. Knowing how volunteering can help you get a job, or how to find a job in a new city, is interesting to read about for both males and females.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your career. There are so many job oppertunities, especially in the communications business. Knowing your options, and having a site with advice that is actually useful can only benefit you down the road.
So check it out, and let me know what you think!