Is it possible to get anything but hours of casual fun out of the popular pinboard site, Pinterest? As it turns out, yes. A number of great websites and organizations take to Pinterest to share their advice, ideas and insights related to careers, job searching and professional development, while managing to turn this often cumbersome activity into a more enjoyable, visual experience.
Pinterest already is a way for professionals to organize their career plans, get job search tips, and showcase their work in an interesting, visual way to employers. To jump-start your use of Pinterest for your career, here are seven of the best Pinterest boards to follow related to employment.
InsideJobsThis organization uses Pinterest to help people with career exploration and inspiration, including career ideas, education, career coaching and career change. With only eight boards, InsideJobs updates regularly and provides insightful, useful info for professionals, much like a pinboard career coach.
CareerBlissSelf-described as a “community dedicated to finding you a happier job,” CareerBliss offers a variety of useful pinboards on Pinterest. Their boards include articles related to bosses, coworkers, employers, employee benefits, company culture, work options and having fun at work.
BrazenCareeristIf you’re looking to become a more savvy job seeker, follow BrazenCareerist on Pinterest to find advice and tips on job searching, as well as a compilation of online job fairs, career courses you can take, and specific advice for Gen Y.
CAREEREALISMTheir motto couldn’t be more true (“Because every job is temporary.”) and their Pinterest boards are a bit like job search boot camp with fun visuals. You’ll find tips for resumes, job interviews, networking, cover letters and work attire. They’ve also got recommendations for career books, work lunch ideas, office decor, vacation destinations and more.
Splash ResumesOf course, this organization posts resume tips and tricks, but they also include a healthy dose of work wardrobe suggestions, job search tips and personal branding ideas. If you’re looking for ways to make yourself more unique and creative in your job search, these are great boards to follow.
Working MotherThe Pinterest board of Working Mother Magazine showcases the top companies for working moms, career advice, tips for multitasking, financial advice, info for new moms and a host of other mom-and-parent-specific topics. They even have an "LOL" board for when you need a good, career-related laugh.
WorkshiftingDedicated to helping professionals work from anywhere, the Pinterest board of Workshifting offers home office tips, coworking space suggestions, and technology updates and advice. Great pinboards for digital nomads.
If you’re already spending untold amounts of time pinning to your heart’s content, why not use Pinterest to advance your career, too? If nothing else, it makes job searching a bit more fun and it gives you a solid excuse for spending so much time on Pinterest.