announcing the carnival of careers

I’ve started entering carnivals again with a vengeance, and I’ve noticed that there isn’t really a carnival that addresses careers (or lack thereof). The Carnival of Personal Finance does include a category for careers, but it’s aimed more at the financial aspects of careers. I am not trying to compete; my thinking was that a less finance-focused career carnival would be interesting. I decided to leap into the void:

Announcing the Carnival of Careers!

I’ve set up a homepage for the Carnival of Careers (still a work in progress), and you can enter submissions here at blogcarnival.com. This carnival is designed to share posts and articles about career management, career stories, job information and work/life balance. All submissions to this carnival should be related to careers or jobs topics and specifically mention the concept. Any off-topic or unrelated submissions will not be included. All entries should be written within the last month and not submitted to any other blog carnival. Entrants are expected to link back to the host or they won’t be included in future carnivals. The submission deadline is each Friday at 11:59 pm, and the carnival will run each Monday. The first carnival will run Monday, June 2 and every Monday thereafter.

Please enter – you can submit entries for the inaugural column starting today! I’d love to see a strong carnival with a lot of interesting pieces about career management, workplace tips, managing work/life balance, even posts about how to ditch your career once you achieve financial independence!

I’m also looking for future hosts starting as early as June 9th, and every Monday thereafter. The only requirement is that you occasionally address career topics on your blog. Anyone who hosts will be added to the blogroll permanently. Please email me at bripblap…gmail (you can piece that together; hopefully the spambots can’t) if you’re interested.

And in other carnival news, my entries for the past week: at the Festival Of Frugality – If I Had A Car Edition my article about saving money on food was selected as an editor’s pick at the Festival! I should start keeping track of how many editor’s picks I get – surely there is a prize of some sort? I also had articles at the Carnival of Personal Finance: the Q & A edition and the Carnival of Money Stories.

14 comments

  • Great idea for a carnival. The only thing I would add is a lifestyle section (like the cost of working 80hrs+ week)- as this goes hand in hand with career.

    Discovered your blog recently and really liked some of your recent articles. I will contribute to this carnival and once I have established my blog a bit more I will sign up for hosting.

    • @AndyS: There is a “work/life balance” category which probably matches what you’re talking about. And certainly don’t feel the need to be TOO established – hosting a carnival is a great way to get a new blog off the ground!

  • Great timing. I’m going through a career transition/crisis/something, so I’m planning on posting more about it in the next few months.

  • Amazing this doesn’t exist already, considering that there seems to be a Carnival of Toenail Clipping at this point. Good stuff, there is lots of wisdom and experience around los blogosphere as regards career. I look forward to it.

    • @guinness416: Yeah, the Carnival of Toenail Clipping would be sadly mainstream compared to many of the carnivals out there. It’s a spammy business. And yeah, you’re completely right – I thought “sheesh, there are so many good career articles but they never get consolidated in one place.” And then I thought “someone should do something!” And then a month later I thought “Hey! I’m someone!”

      So that’s how that thought process goes…

  • Love the idea Steve, I’ll be more than happy to host this for you. 😉

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  • Great idea for a new carnival.
    I will be submitting for the inaugural edition!
    RC

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  • I’m a carnival fanatic as well. I like the idea of one specifically focused on careers. I’ll see if I can rustle up something by Friday night.

    Nice site here as well. I’ve seen your name around, but this is my first time here.
    Lisa