Know you'll need to look for a job soon? Do this.

Jan 27, 2020

Maybe it's because you can't stand your day job, or you're graduating soon, or you know a contract is ending. Whatever the reason, if you know you'll need to be looking for a job in the next 6 months, there are some key things you need to be doing...

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Why You Should Give Good Evaluations and Recommendations for Friends

Dec 27, 2019

Why don't we give good reviews freely, even though it's free?

When filling out faculty evaluations, there are some weird biases students have against giving five star ratings. (There are also some sexist biases, too.)

One biases is the central...

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12 Phone Interview Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

Dec 27, 2019

Phone interviews feel stressful. Not only are you nervous about making a good impression, you’re trying to do so without any visual feedback or body language to read. It’s hard to know how you’re performing without being able to...

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Why a Good Job Now is Worth $1.4 MILLION Later

Oct 28, 2019

If you could pay $100 now for an additional $1.4 million down the line, would you do it?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average median income for English majors is $35,000 per year. That’s higher than...

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Get a Job Skills “Roadmap” Delivered Free to Your Inbox

Oct 21, 2019

Spending a few minutes setting up a simple free tool will send you the exact skills employers want straight to your inbox, letting you know what you need to develop before you graduate.

Normally, finding jobs has been absurdly easy for me.

Once,...

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Some Real Talk About Income

Jun 07, 2018

How much can you really expect to make with an English degree? Here’s what I’ve seen.

As the story goes, “English majors can’t get good jobs.” Or, more succinctly, “English majors are poor.”

(You...

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Is Your Self-Talk Holding You Back?

Jun 06, 2018

The story we tell ourselves eventually comes true.

“I’ll never earn that much.”

“Maybe someone else could do that, but it’s just not an option for me.”

“I just don’t have those skills.”

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“What if I had to start over again with absolutely nothing?”

May 15, 2018

“What if I had to start over again with absolutely nothing?”

That was the question that flickered across my mind while I sat in traffic yesterday. I’ve been blessed with uncommon success in my copywriting career. Last year, for...

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What do English Majors need to start freelancing?

Jan 01, 2018

English majors like you have a great career advantage: we can live the freelance writer dream and work anywhere. But what do you need to get started?

Do you need a $500/month for advertising? Or a top-of-the-line MacBook Pro? Or a few years of job...

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What’s a Good Job Really Worth?

Dec 29, 2017

If you could pay $100 now for an additional $1.4 million down the line, would you do it?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average median income for English majors is $35,000 per year. That’s higher than...

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