This site is for the sellouts, the intellectuals who are smart enough and who work hard enough to know their talents deserve a decent wage.
9 years ago, I left a Ph.D. scholarship in the humanities and found myself mowing lawns.
This blog recorded each step as I went from being overeducated and underemployed to finding a career I love.
The goal was to document how I found a career, creating a path you can follow.
Since then, I found a good job working first in advertising agencies, consulting, and working in-house on a large marketing team. I’m now a senior marketing manager at a global company. I earn a good wage. It all worked out.
Along the way, I’ve regularly shared advice on this site, wrote a book with practical steps for humanities majors to find their career path, turned down a book deal from a publisher, gave free workshops on finding careers beyond academia, and wrote hundreds of blog posts. My book has sold thousands of copies and I’ve received hundreds of emails from other humanities majors who applied my advice and now are on their way in their own careers.
I’m not a career coach. Or a life coach. Hell, I can’t even throw a ball without throwing out my back. This site is a passion project, which sometimes suffers from neglect.
Thanks for finding me and best of luck on your career journey.