Guest Post Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in contributing to Doostang!

After reading our guidelines, if you would still like to submit a guest post, please pitch your idea to our Community Manager, Whitney.

Below you will find all the details intended to guide you through this process with the goal of making this easier for all of us.

What kind of content do you accept?

We’re happy to accept anything that is useful to our readers.  Here at Doostang, we focus on providing the best career advice that will both educate and entertain our audience of job seekers, career professionals, and career changers.  If you think your idea is a good fit, then we’d love to hear about it!

What are some popular topics?

  • Job search materials: Resumes & Cover Letters
  • On the Job Success
  • Interviewing Skills, Tips & Tricks
  • Office Etiquette
  • Financial Career Job Search Advice

Should I pitch my idea before writing the post?

Yes, please pitch to us first.  We do not want you taking the trouble to write something up before we’ve approved your idea.   If this is your first time pitching to us, please include one or two links to writing samples so we feel confident you’ll be able to execute your idea.

How long should posts be?

Please keep posts around 600 words.  We will be forced to shorten it if goes on too long.

Will you edit my post?

Depends on how well you write it.  We will make the necessary edits to ensure clarity and length limitations.

What do writers get?

They get their post emailed out to our newsletter list of 180,000 members.  Unfortunately we are not in a position to pay contributors but we can offer a byline and a short bio (with a link) at the bottom of the post. We work hard to share these posts across the Web, which helps get visibility for both you and us.

What should my bio say?

A sentence or two about you, plus one link that can direct readers to your website, Twitter handle, or LinkedIn profile. Please send us your bio with your post and keep it between 1-3 sentences.

How should I submit my post?

Please submit it as a Word document (.doc please, NOT .docx).

More questions?

If you have any further questions about the guest posting process, feel free to email our Community Manager, Whitney.  You can find her contact information at the top of the page.