Here at Skillmeter we place a huge emphasis on collaboration and helping each other out. With our blog, we also want to help you by getting your name in front of more eyes. This is why we’re happy to announce that we’re opening up the blog for guest posts.
So if you’re up to the task of writing an awesome guest post for us, just keep reading and you’ll find out how to get your post published.
What we’re looking for in a guest post?
Obviously we won’t be publishing everything that comes our way. And we have a set of standards we’re aiming for to keep this blog as high quality as possible.
Essentially your guest post needs to be something useful, actionable and shareable for our readers!
On the Skillmeter blog we will publish content focusing on the following topics:
- Recruiting – tools, insights and trends
- Human Resources
It also needs to meet the following quality guidelines:
What makes a great blog post?
- Well written and unique: There’s a reason why Google frowns upon duplicate content
- Aim for at least 400 words: Your post needs some beef to it in order to deliver real insight into the topic you’re discussing
- Reference to media, images, quotes and statistics is a must!
- Nothing self-promotional: You’ll get an area at the bottom of the post to explain who you are, along with a link back to your website
Below you’ll find the essentials to writing a killer guest post:
What to do next?
- An attention grabbing headline: Aim for a headline with a benefit in it
- A captivating first paragraph: Draw people’s attention by explaining why the post is relevant to them
- Simple words: readers have no problem understanding (you won’t get extra credit for fancy words)
- Use lists and numbers to break your post into sections (improves readability and does wonders on social media)
- Include as many examples and statistics to back up what you’re writing
Before you start writing your blog post, we strongly recommend you send over your post’s headline and an outline. The last thing we want is for you to waste your time writing something that doesn’t get published on the blog.
Just spend around 10 minutes crafting your headline and outline and send it over to cezar [at] skillmeter [dot] com