We’re looking for talented authors to write for us.
Article Requirements to Write for Us
We only accept articles related to executive job search and executive career management. We are dedicated to providing content that is helpful and relevant to job-hunting and career-conscious executives.
Articles must have meaningful, coherent writing and align with the advice we provide about the various aspects of today’s executive job search and career.
Articles with content that blatantly promotes your business or any other business will not be accepted.
Most wanted topics include the following, as they relate to executive job search, but feel free to send articles on other executive job search-related topics:
- Salary Negotiation
- Job Interviewing
- Social Networking
- Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. for Executive Job Search
- Executive Recruitment and Working with Recruiters
- LinkedIn Tips and Strategies
- Online Presence
- Online Reputation Management
IMPORTANT !!! Please don’t send pitches, ideas or outlines. Submit the actual article (see submission form below) you would like us to consider publishing. If you send only a pitch, idea or outline, or if you merely send a comment like, “I would like to write for your blog“, we probably won’t respond to you.
WE WILL RESPOND TO ALL ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS: If you submit an article in the form below, we will get back to you within a few business days to let you know if we will, or will not, accept your article for publication.
ORIGINAL ARTICLES ONLY. No duplicate content that’s already been published elsewhere, or is about to be published elsewhere.
Must be good, high-quality English that doesn’t require a lot of editing.
No affiliate links or paid links. Sponsored posts won’t be accepted. We don’t charge you to publish guest articles and we don’t pay you for articles.
We don’t accept articles from other career coaches or practitioners who write resumes, LinkedIn profiles, biographies, cover letters, etc., or any other practitioners/companies that offer similar services and products to ours.
We don’t accept content that contradicts what we have published here, and what we believe are best job search practices.
We work directly with the author, not through an agency.
If you write for us and we publish your article:
Published articles become the property of Executive Career Brand and can’t be published elsewhere without permission.
We reserve the right to edit your content and add or delete links, as needed.
We’ll need a head shot (if you have one) and a 25-50 word bio. You get one do-follow back link in your bio to any page on your website (subject to our approval) or a social media account. Your bio will appear at the end of the article.
We will promote your content on our social media channels, and expect that you will do the same.
Minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 3500 words
Include a 6 to 12-word headline with the main topic/keyword in it. It should compel the reader to want to read the article. Don’t get too crazy with the headline because we’ll probably edit it slightly anyway.
The opening should make the reader want to continue reading. For instance, you could open with a problem facing executives in job search or their careers, and provide solutions.
Use sub-headings to break up your article. Sub-headings also give the reader a chance to scan the article to see if they want to continue. These should also compel the reader to want to continue.
Finish the article with a conclusion that reiterates the main points or takeaways of your article.
Aside from the one link to your website or social media account in your bio, you may include one external link in the body of your article itself.
Additionally, internal links to other articles on Executive Career Brand are always welcome and appreciated. We will also add links we deem appropriate to our other articles.
We don’t accept links in articles that we deem promotional, inappropriate or irrelevant to the content, such as sales or promotional pages. We don’t accept links in articles to businesses that provide the same or similar services as Executive Career Brand.
Any links in your article must be to content relevant to your article, and to domains like .gov, .edu, .org, or high authority .com domains. For instance, the one link within your article may be to publications like Forbes, Fortune, NY Times, Harvard Business Review, etc. No promotional links are allowed in the article itself.
We reserve the right to delete, edit and add links to your article, as we deem appropriate.
Formatting and Images
No special formatting is required.
Images are not required but you can submit them if you have them, as long as you have the right to use them or they are in the public domain. Otherwise, we’ll supply images for all articles.