Contributions policy

Wondering if you can contribute an article to The following represents our policy on contributions.

We’re always interested to hear from writers who are a suitable authority on employment and careers. This might mean, for example, that you’re a HR Manager or you’ve worked in recruitment for a considerable amount of time. We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got an idea for a careers related article that we haven’t already covered.

We don’t accept payments in exchange for links, posts, adverts or advertorials.

We only accept posts that meet our strict requirements and comply with Google’s link policy.

  • You, personally, must be an appropriate person to write the article. We particularly value writers with expertise in HR and recruitment.
  • Your article must be completely original, not simply reworded from another source.
  • We’re not interested in articles covering topics that we’ve already handled on the site.
  • Articles must be at least 800 words in length (we prefer longer, but with an emphasis on quality).
  • Articles must be formatted properly with headings and sub headings.
  • Any links within articles must comply with Google’s link policies – i.e. they must be editorial and must link to appropriate sources in a natural way.
  • You may include a bio (preferably at the start) but bio links are not acceptable.
  • Above all we’re looking for EAT – Expertise, Authoritativeness, Trustworthiness.

If you think you can meet the above the requirements, get in touch and pitch us your post: We’ll do our very best to respond to you within 5 working days.

For the avoidance of doubt, we’re not interested in:

  • Articles that are published in whole or part elsewhere, or which have been spun from another article.
  • Articles which use poor spelling, grammar or punctuation.
  • Articles that are not directly related to careers and employment.
  • Articles which do not demonstrate an adequate level of expertise in the subject area.
  • Articles written by someone who does not have the appropriate experience to discuss careers and recruitment.
  • Articles that are overly promotional.
  • Articles that cover topics we’ve already covered to an adequate degree.
  • Articles offered in exchange for payment. Just write us a great article, you don’t need to pay!
  • Articles that discriminate directly or indirectly against age, religion, ethnicity/ nationality, disability/ medical history, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity/ paternity, gender identity or sexual orientation; or which link to sites that discriminate. We cannot stress enough that we have zero tolerance for any discrimination of any kind.