PLEASE NOTE: We’re no longer accepting guest posts.
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, preferably c-suite and senior-level 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 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:
- Personal Branding
- Job Interviewing
- Social Networking
- Executive Recruitment
- Online Presence
- Online Reputation Management
- Social Media
IMPORTANT !!! Please don’t send pitches, ideas or outlines. Send 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.
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 job search/career coaches or content writers (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, biographies, cover letters, etc.) or any other practitioners/companies that offer similar services to ours.
We prefer working directly with the author, not through an agency.
If 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 25-50 word bio and a head shot, if you have one. You get one do-follow back link in your bio to any page on your website, subject to our approval. The 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.
To further increase exposure of your article, it may also be published at a later time on our sister site, the Executive Resume Branding Blog.
Minimum of 800 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 your article itself.
Internal links to other blog posts on Executive Career Brand are always welcome and appreciated.
We don’t accept links in articles that we deem promotional, inappropriate or irrelevant to the content. In other words, no back links to home pages, landing pages, or sales 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 and edit links 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.