Friday, April 11, 2014

Writing Job Resources and Information

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 11/13/15



According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, “Strong competition is expected for full-time (writing) jobs because many people are attracted to this occupation.” The average salary was approximately 56K in 2012, and the growth rate for jobs is determined to be slower than average at 3% annually. 

The Top 10 Best Job Sites of 2014  provides a list of reputable job sites, where writers can type in their city and find writing jobs in their area. General searches for writing jobs online come up with some of these sites as well, but they also include many sites providing services for writers or trying to sell them something.

The Write Life posted a very in-depth article, The 100 Best Websites for Writers 2014 on its website last January. This is quite a list of writing resources, including everything from writing tips to how to get paid as a writer. With over 100 sites to browse through, it’s almost certain you’ll gain some much needed knowledge and advice about how to launch your writing career and turn it into the writing job you’ve always dreamed of having.

Purdue OWL Engagement  is a wealth of information for anyone on the job hunt. Here you will find resources on a variety of things including: Reading and using job ads, filling out applications, writing resumes and cover letters and much more. 


Update
The following sites have current 2015 information for finding writing jobs. Use at your own risk and determine if they are right for you. This site holds no responsibility or opinion as to whether their information will help you or not. This is my formal disclaimer. Use this information at your own risk and to your own benefit. 

Entrepreneur Magazine:  The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs

US News and World Report:  5 Websites Job Seekers Should Know About

Jobscan:  5 Best Job Sites for Writers


Thank you for visiting and commenting on Writing Tips today. I hope this information proves helpful to you in your writing endeavors.

M. J. 


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