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Contribute To The eSKILL BLOG

eSkill has been providing state-of-the-art skills testing solutions to the employer marketplace since 2003. Beyond our product expertise, we aim to present exciting ideas in hiring, selection, assessment, and training to our readership through our blog.

The eSkill blog is always looking for new contributors to bring our community fresh strategies, opinions, case studies and research about the ever-changing world of Talent Management. The blog is addressed to HR Practitioners, Talent Acquisition Managers and HR Leaders, with an interest in hiring and training.

Contributors should speak clearly to this audience and offer readers concrete stories, facts and actionable tips. Each article must provide an educational benefit to the readers.

Here are our guiding philosophies:

Topics relevant to our mission

Your posts might be a good fit for eSkill if you write about best practices in:

  • selection and recruiting
  • hiring challenges
  • talent acquisition
  • skills and behavioral assessments
  • skills training and development.

Professional writing style

While an engaging style is important, we care even more about the tone, style and clarity of your ideas. Your writing should be professional (perhaps you have an HR educational background) with formal and specific language. If you choose to break a grammatical rule, please make sure you have a good reason for it. Be interesting. Use metaphors, researched and cited facts, or case studies to illustrate your point of view or tell a compelling story.

Spend time crafting your headline. Run your piece through spell check. We put time and attention into our posts to make them as good as they can possibly be.

Some well-known HR blogs out there use “first draft” articles. eSkill is not one of them. We typically spend one week, and sometimes two, revising an article until we get a final version ready to post. The eSkill Blog is a place for your most thoughtful writing.

What kind of content do we accept?

  • Problem-and-solution posts
  • How-to and tutorial posts
  • Case studies
  • Tips posts
  • Reviews & recommendations
  • Expert opinion & interviews
  • Research findings based on polls, surveys and studies.

If you have a relevant and well-written post, you should:

Step 1. Email your post to us at marketing@eSkill.com, and let us know what topics you’d like to write about and why you think you are a good fit for our blog. It is always a good idea to provide links to a post or two that you’re particularly proud of.

Step 2. Write in your subject line: “New eSkill Contributor”. Please be patient with us. Some days we’ve got a lot on our plates and can’t answer email as quickly as we would like, but we will get back to you and let you know if we’d like to see more.

If your proposal has been accepted, make sure your submission:

  • Is 100% original and exclusively written for eSkill.
  • Is detailed. Give step-by-step solutions. Offer valuable insights, arguments and case studies backed with data, not just a list of tips & tricks.
  • Is interesting, helpful and human. It solves a problem, fills a need and provides a solution.
  • Is written for an audience of HR Experts, HR Managers and Talent Acquisition Managers.
  • Provides attributions to sources with a hyperlink when appropriate.
  • Is not overly self-promotional (no more than 2 links to your website).
  • Includes a one-to-two sentence author bio with a headshot.
  • Includes all images in separate attachments

Please don’t send us press releases or sales pitches.

Technical style requirements

  • Write short paragraphs & sentences. Keep your post between 500-700 words.
  • Make your writing easy to read, using boldface & italic fonts to highlight important terms.
  • Organize your posts with headers, lists and bullets, and create white space with line breaks.
  • Include appealing images – dimension 736 x 300.
  • Focus on the audience and write in the second person.
  • Use examples that illustrate your point of view, real-life situations or hypothetical scenarios.

Important notices

  • Editors reserve the right to reject contributions at their discretion.
  • Guest contributors may not republish their published eSkill contributions anywhere else.
  • Editors reserve the right to edit, adapt and update the content. Once you submit a piece of writing it becomes eSkill property.
  • Calls-to-action to access useful eSkill content may be added to submissions selected for publication.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the eSkill blog. We look forward to receiving your work.