Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Don't Make These Four Mistakes With Your Careers Content
Writing good content does not have to be hard, but it does require a little bit of thinking it through before you post. Some resume writers make mistakes with their careers content when they're first getting started with content marketing to grow their resume writing business.
Here are some of the most common mistakes you can make with your careers industry content:
Posting low quality content in order to just post something. Consistency is important, but not more important than quality. Yes, more content might mean more traffic and new visitors -- but if your content is crap, will the visitors stick around? Will they find you credible? Will they visit again? Will they buy from you?
Making it hard to read the material on your website. Consider your font type, font size, contrast between the words and the background (black words on white background is easiest on the eyes), use of white space and graphics, and keep your paragraphs short. This is a fairly easy fix.
The content is not relevant to your career clients. It seems obvious that an article about food is not what your visitors want to see when they come to your resume writing blog, but this type of thing happens often. Define your site and stick to the topic or a complimentary subject. The only time the readers should see something about food on your resume writing blog is if you're working it into an analogy post or as an example of something jobseekers can learn from.
Writing for the search engines and stuffing keywords. While "chief technology executive salary negotiation" might be an excellent keyword phrase according to searches, there is a reason why there are not very many exact matches. When this phrase is in your title and seven more times in the article, it makes for a pretty awful reading experience for your viewers. You are writing for search engines and stuffing keywords -- which can get you in trouble with Google.
Again, writing good content does not have to be hard. Put yourself in your prospective resume client's shoes and write what you would want to read yourself. Ultimately, your site needs to serve your readers first in order to ultimately serve you.