“I WAS 24. I WAS BEHIND IN LIFE. I STARTED AT THE BOTTOM BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE I BELONGED” The shit jobs, the awkward conversations, the insecure moments, the poverty, the kerosene heaters, the studying, the writing, the graduating, and the growing up: all fucking worth it. I exited out of skating’s back door years ago, […]
Yesterday, I received an email from Eden. She wanted to share her story about why she decided not to go to law school. Since bailing on law school, she’s been writing a blog about following her own career path with freelancing and traveling the world. Here is her story. My name is Eden, I’m 23 […]
I bloody hate creating, formatting, and proofreading resumes. Below, you’ll find a small collection of resume tools. Note: I’ve included different options for you to try. I’ve played around with all of these tools. They’re all pretty good. Find one that works for you. My first choice: ResuMonk Five summers ago, I was busy enjoying my […]
Hey gang, I’m very happy to today to share some expert career tips from Sarah Landrum. Sarah is a freelance writer and career blogger. She is also the founder of Punched Clocks, a blog for career happiness and success. I LOVE her advice that when employers talk about experience they actually mean something different. How […]
This article offers seven rock-solid ways to help you get out of your dead-end job. It is based on personal experience and contains advice I’ve learned from successful people who worked their way up into careers from dead-end jobs.
In this article, I’m going to layout a very simple formula for writing a cover letter. This isn’t the typical advice you get around the internet. I’m not going to talk about formatting, generic tips, and why you should proofread. Instead, I’m going to show you the psychological friction you encounter when an employer […]
You’ve heard that you shouldn’t go to grad school in the humanities. But what if you have gone–here is the true story of my attempt to learn how to adapt my skills and find meaning outside of the Ph.D. job trap.
Is doing a Ph.D. in the humanities a good idea? Will you find a job outside of the womb of graduate school? Can you be employed with an english degree? Here is my answer and story.
Here is a true story of my transition as a graduate student in the humanities to a search for a job in the real world. This article will give prospective grad students an idea of what to expect if you decide to leave academia. It also will give encouragement to other failed academics.