Top 10 Business and Career Mentors

Top 10 Business and Career Mentors

 

These 10 business and career sites are full of great advice from managers, consultants, entrepreneurs and professionals who are in charge of hiring and developing new employees. Each blog should be a go-to resource for you at various stages of your career, from interviewing for your first big job to leading your own team.

Life@Work

Web: http://dbcs.typepad.com/

Life@Work is a blog run by Heather Mundell, a life and career coach who offers readers advice on career moves. Check out this post [http://dbcs.typepad.com/lifeatwork/2012/10/ask-the-career-coach-how-exactly-do-i-set-up-an-informational-interview.html] from her Ask the Career Coach series on how to set up an informational interview.

Authentic Organizations

Web: http://authenticorganizations.com/

Authentic Organizations is a blog run by CV Harquail, an organizational consultant who explores the alignment of how organizations present themselves, what actions those organizations take, and what relationships those organizations have with stakeholders and their communities. Her posts try to bridge abstract ideas of organizational behavior with real-world examples.

Leadership Freak

Web: http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/

Leadership Freak is a blog run by speaker and author Dan Rockwell, who discusses various aspects of leadership, including what character traits and values make a good leader, and what obstacles a leader must overcome. Check out this popular post [http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/facing-the-challenge-of-challenging-others/] on challenging others.

Mumblr

Web: http://abhishekmittal.com/

Mumblr is a blog run by Abhishek Mittal, whose focus is making organizations function better through the better management of its individual members. His views and analyses on human resources topics make him one of the thought leaders on the subject.

Blanchard LeaderChat

Web: http://leaderchat.org

LeaderChat functions as more of a forum, moderated by David Witt, program director at The Ken Blanchard Companies, on which contributors explore various elements of management and how to get results by motivating and engaging a workforce.

What Would Dad Say

Web: http://whatwoulddadsay.com/

What Would Dad Say is a blog by serial entrepreneur G.L. Hoffman, who uses the site to share stories and insights from his 25 years of working in startups. Hofman is also the chairman at JobDig [http://www.jobdig.com/] and is a frequent contributor to FastCompany.

QAspire

Web: http://qaspire.com/category/blog/

QAspire is a site by Tanmay Vora, a quality-improvement consultant who blogs about leadership and people. Check out this post [http://qaspire.com/2012/04/03/lifelong-learning-lesson-from-a-cab-driver/] on what you can learn from a cab driver.

Karen Burns, Working Girl

Web: http://www.karenburnsworkinggirl.com/

The Working Girl blog is full of career advice that never takes itself too seriously. The blog’s creator, Karen Burns, has had nearly 60 jobs (so far) and offers humorous yet useful takes on finding a job, staying motivated and dealing with difficulties at work.

Simply Hired Blog

Web: http://blog.simplyhired.com/

This is the blog of Simply Hired, one of the largest job search engines around, and it dispenses useful tips on interviewing, choosing a career and showing readers useful trends in the job market.

Best Interview Strategies

Web: http://www.best-interview-strategies.com/

Best Interview Strategies is a blog run by Alison Gray, who is a senior manager at a large organization and has been a part of her company’s interviewing panel for the last decade. She offers interviewing tips from the perspective of the employer, which is exactly the perspective any aspiring candidates should acquaint themselves with.

Eric Barrier

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