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One Page? Yes, One Page. Mostly.

“I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on making a resume with more than one page. I have seen conflicting opinions about this.” The less you give people to read, the more control you have over what they pay attention to. This advice applies to resumes, but also cover letters, writing samples, […]

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Love to Read =/= Love to Edit

Thinking about a career in editing because you love to read? “A love of reading is (or should be) a given for someone interested in becoming an editor, not because editing is similar to reading but because being deeply familiar with the written language can strengthen some of the tools used in the job. Having […]

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Careers for Humanities Majors: Sales (Account Services, Relationship Management, Solutions Architect)

Things that many humanities majors are good at: building relationships listening and hearing what isn’t said as well as what is recognizing the many dimension of a problem distilling complex information to a few key points coming up with creative solutions. Skills that are needed in the business world: everything that helps connect customers (which […]

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Watch Out for the Jellybeans (and M&Ms)

If you’ve been looking at job openings through Idealist.org, you may have run across an ad for an interim communications lead at a company called Yourstake.org. The instructions for applying include the following: The writers of the ad thoughtfully include a hyperlink to explain why they’ve included the last item. The link explains the purpose […]

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Choose What Defines You

You make a series of branching choices that lock you into your destiny. In a Choose Your Own Adventure Book, each page gives you a choice, each of which directs you to a specific page to continue the story, and another choice, leading to another page, until you’ve closed the book. If you did it […]

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