Posts Tagged: jobs

Those Who Serve

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To me, service is a transaction, and when you serve with real commitment, you might be on the receiving end of an appreciation that feels like a form of love.

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A Step Towards a Good Thing

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We believe this is critical to our future: to publish the best books that appeal to readers everywhere, we need to have people from different backgrounds with different perspectives and a workforce that truly reflects today’s society. Penguin Random House has dropped the requirement for job applicants to have a college degree in hopes that […]

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Everyday You’re Hustlin’

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If you’re not making enough money, or if you’re stuck in a dead-end job that you’re overqualified for, it’s because you just aren’t hustling hard enough. It most certainly is not because there aren’t enough jobs, or the minimum wage isn’t high enough, or because women aren’t guaranteed equal pay under the law. Even if […]

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The Best Job You’ll Get With That Degree

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Young, rich, Ivy League-educated and unemployed? Francesca Mari has the job for you. When I was an undergrad at Harvard, the English department produced fancy brochures about the opportunities available to its majors: teacher, editor, Rhodes scholar. Personal assistant was not listed. I hadn’t even heard of such positions until senior year, when older friends, […]

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Who Wants to Be a Writer

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A recent poll by YouGuv, intended to determine the most desired professions for Britons, suggests a strong interest in expanding the ranks of authors and academics. Though common conception holds these groups to be prone to an embattled posture, forever defending an endangered tradition of bookishness, it seems that writers still hold a position of […]

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A Hard Job to Imagine

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It’s sometimes hard to imagine the life of the road-tarer or the elephant waste remover. Here’s to an unsung hero the world wouldn’t be the same without. Point is, no matter how long I been doing this or how I got into it people just think I grab any old thrift-shop rag and casually fold […]

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What We Can’t Say

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You know the feeling perfectly. You’re at an interview. The manager clears his throat, says, “Tell us a bit about some of your strengths.” Despite the facts that he repeatedly calls you juggernaut, you feel an undying, writerly urge to dig deep. You want to puncture your chest, pull your heart out, set it on the […]

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Good News for English Majors

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English majors and other humanities students, take heart: your diploma’s not so useless after all! Though arts, humanities, and social sciences are often disparaged as impractical, Time‘s Annette Gordon-Reed argues that they prepare students for the job market quite well in the long run. After all, who is better suited to the unpredictable demands of today’s […]

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Inside the Machine

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At Mother Jones, Mac McClelland writes a must-read piece about her time working in an online-shipping warehouse, exposing an appalling workplace reality at the center of popular and profitable cyber-retailers. “It’s the first time anyone has ever tried to comfort me because I got a job, because he knew, and everyone in this industry that’s […]

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