Write for biipmi channel!

If you aspire to write for biipmi channel and influence readers to care about their Lifelong Employability, this FAQ is for you! The contents will guide you through the writing, formatting and submitting process, making it a pleasant experience for all.

If you’d like to submit a guest article, please READ THESE GUIDELINES FIRST.

 

Article Guidelines:

Frequently Asked Questions

What do content contributors get?

Unless pre-arranged with editors, contributors are not paid. We offer a 50 words bio (with a link or two) at the bottom of the article. We work hard to share these articles across the Web, which helps get visibility for both you and us.

In addition to being published on biipmi channel, the content will first be published in biipmi.print for 20-30 days before publishing in biipmi channel. We often include articles in our weekly newsletter called biipmi bulletin, which goes out to tens of thousands of subscribers.

Not bad for the exposure, huh?

Guest contributors with significant contribution to biipmi channel and biipmi.print will be featured under biipmi’s Associate Content Contributor’s list.

What should my bio say?

A 50-words write-up, plus a link or two to your website, Twitter handle or wherever you want to send readers. Please send us your bio with your article. PLEASE DO NOT SEND A BIO THAT’S LONGER THAN 100 WORDS. (If you can’t write about yourself simply, you can’t ‘sell’ yourself). You will also NEED to provide your biipmi.com account username in the bio. If you do not have one, go create a FREE biipmi account here!

What should I write about?

The key concept is Lifelong Employability. Topics can cover anything pertaining to the following [Adopted from An employability framework (McQuaid and Lindsay, 2005)]:

  • Individual Factors
    • Employability skills and attributes
      • Essential attributes
      • Personal competencies
      • Basic transferable skills
      • Key transferable skills
      • High level transferable skills
      • Qualifications
      • Work knowledge base
      • Labour market attachment
    • Demographic characteristics
    • Health and well-being
      • Health
      • Disability
    • Job seeking
    • Adaptability and mobility
  • Personal Circumstances
    • Household circumstances
      • Direct caring responsibilities
      • Other family and caring responsibilities
      • Other household circumstances
    • Work culture
    • Access to resources
      • Access to transport
      • Access to financial capital
      • Access to social capital
  • External factors
    • Demand factors
      • Labour market factors
      • Macroeconomic factors
      • Vacancy characteristics
      • Recruitment factors
      • Enabling support factors
      • Other enabling policy factors

If your article doesn’t fall into one of these categories, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good fit! We love original ideas. Feel free to tell us about what you’re thinking.

Content should appeal to the demographics of our readership: professionals who care about Lifelong Employability in a variety of industries around the globe.

Our Hint: Be HELPFUL. Give advice. Offer an opinion. Show us that you are passionate about Lifelong Employability! 

Some specific instructions for the article

  • Article headlines should be interesting enough to elicit views from the general public. *We reserve the right to tweak it for SEO or to make it more attention grabbing.
  • Articles should be written in a conversational tone.
  • Keep first-person references to a minimum.
  • Article should be written in blog style, with short paragraphs. Blog readers tend to have a short attention span, so aim to get to the point early on. Keep the article to less than 1,000 words.
  • Include links that will be helpful and relevant for the reader – they can be linked to appropriate posts on your site or on any other news site or blog or even biipmi channel’s very own articles!
  • If your article requires pictures, kindly send in together with your article as a SEPARATE attachment.

Can I immediately post the article on my own blog?

All contents must be exclusive to biipmi channel for 30 days (exceptions can be made with the editor’s permission), but we encourage content contributors to summarise and/or link to the articles from their own blog (within that 30-day window).

After 30 days, content contributors are welcome to repurpose or repost the content to their own or other websites. We request a link back to biipmi channel as the original publisher. Here’s what we suggest:

This article first appeared on biipmi channel, a content and information channel for people who cares about their own Lifelong Employability.”

Will you edit my article?

We reserve the right to edit the submissions for content, clarity, length, arrangement and photos (if applicable) to suit the intended style, with every effort observed to maintain the integrity and originality of the content submitted.

What happens if I decide after you publish that I don’t want the article on biipmi?

Unfortunately, we can’t turn back time. So please think long and hard about whether you feel comfortable with that particular article up in the web.

How should I submit the article?

Send in your article in .doc or .docx with all the links embedded to ask@biipmi.com.

Anything I should do after I submit my article?

When the article is posted, we hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers’ questions or comments. The easiest way to know when readers comment is to subscribe to comments.

Feel free also to spread this fine article via all your social media engagements! 

How long will it take for you to get back to me?

The longest response time we experience is about 2-3 weeks. If you don’t hear from us after a month, feel free to check back in to make sure your article didn’t get ‘spammified’.

Once we edited your work, it will take another 1-2 weeks before it goes live on biipmi.print and subsequently biipmi channel. That means if you have a certain date when you’d like your article to run, you should contact us in advance.

What if I have more questions?

By all means, ask us at ask@biipmi.com.

Look forward to reading your awesome article!