The top career-related subreddits you should be following
22 July 2022

The top career-related subreddits you should be following

Do you want to find out how you can progress in your career, or become the best leader possible? Here are the subreddits you need to follow

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Barry Chignell

Barry Chignell

Barry Chignell worked in Ciphr's marketing team from 2012-2020.

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Do you want to find out how you can progress in your career, or become the best leader possible? Here are the subreddits you need to follow

Since its launch in 2005, Reddit has become one of the world’s most popular internet forums. According to Alexa, Reddit is the sixth most popular website in the United States, and the 18th worldwide. In May 2020, over 1.5 billion visits were measured to the online forum – bringing people together to share news, content, views and ideas.

Reddit comprises ‘subreddits’ – online communities dedicated to a particular topic. From motivational posts to tips on how to become the best manager or leader, subreddits can provide helpful advice and answers to any questions you might have. Here are some of the top career-related subreddits you should be following.

/r/CareerGuidance

This subreddit is a must-follow for anyone who is seeking advice on how to progress in their career or how to land the job they want. From tips on how to begin your career, to advice on how much pay you should be looking for according to your job role and title, the career guidance subreddit is a big help for any career-related questions or concerns you have.

/r/GetMotivated

Are you in need of extra motivation during these uncertain times caused by the coronavirus pandemic? The ‘get motivated’ subreddit allows you to share and receive motivational quotes, images, and messages – helping you to build a positive mindset that you can take forward when working. For those who are particularly stressed during these times, this subreddit can be a source of comfort and can help you change your outlook.

/r/HumanResources

HR professionals can ask each other for advice, recommendations, and thoughts on this subreddit. In light of Covid-19, HR teams have faced immense pressure and new challenges – for example, supporting entire workforces with the transition to remote working. If HR professionals are unsure of what actions they should be taking at times like this, they can ask for opinions on this subreddit and learn from their peers.

/r/AskHR/

How can I negotiate a job offer? How can I handle a difficult meeting with my manager? Is it a good idea to ask for a transfer to a different department?

These are just some of the questions being asked to HR professionals on this subreddit. By following ‘Ask HR’ you can get the answers you need to help you in tough situations at work – or, if you are an HR professional yourself, offer some helpful tips.

/r/Leadership

Strong and effective leadership is crucial at all times, but especially during times of crisis. By following this subreddit, those in leadership positions can discover and read articles that can help them become the best leader possible.

/r/recruiting/

From discovering how to succeed at job interviews, to finding out how to attract and recruit top talent, followers of this job subreddit – both recruiters and job candidates – can gain relevant advice and knowledge about the intricacies of hiring.

During this period of remote working, video interviews are on the rise. If recruiters and job candidates are unsure of how to carry out or succeed in a video interview, they can follow and ask for helpful advice.

/r/Management

This subreddit is focused on modern management topics including innovation, customer focus, agile software development, evidence-based management, and respect for people.

Followers can read articles related to becoming better leaders, managing employees remotely, and persevering in uncertain times.

/r/Productivity

Working from home can be distracting and draining for many of us but how can you become more productive when working remotely or in the office? Meditation and online planners are just some of the tips shared on this subreddit.

/r/remotework/

In 2018, 4.2 million workers in the UK worked from home. This number has since increased dramatically due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, meaning that many have had to suddenly adjust to a new way of working.

Members of this subreddit share news, experience, tips, tricks, and software recommendations relevant to working remotely or in distributed teams.

/r/SelfImprovement

The question for self-improvement is, for many of us, never ending. Get help and advice on how to optimise your physical and mental wellbeing – and therefore perform better at work – with this useful subreddit.

This article was first published in August 2014. It was updated in August 2020 for freshness, clarity and accuracy.