I was sick of being told, “If you study English, you’ll never get a job.”

Welcome to Proofwriting, home of The English Major’s Guide to Getting a Job.

My name is Matt Hall, and I have a BA and MS in English. I’m also happily employed and making a six-figure income – something most English majors can’t claim.

I don’t say that to brag or show off, but I feel it’s important to be open about how much I make because it proves an important point: studying English isn’t career suicide, despite what some of your professors and peers may have told you. By taking some simple, yet important, steps during your time as an undergrad, you can graduate with the skills, knowledge, and portfolio employers want.

Learn What You Weren’t Taught in Class About Finding a Job

Sadly, most English majors aren’t taught the practical steps they need to take to prepare for post-graduate life. If your experience was anything like mine, you were told all English majors could do was teach, then told there weren’t any teaching jobs.

I found out the hard way this isn’t true!

Here’s what this site is here to help you learn:

  • Why you’re not being adequately prepare for post-English major life
  • What you can do to change that
  • How to find an exciting, satisfying job when you’re ready to look

If you’re interested in learning more, sign up for updates using the form below and grab a copy of The English Major’s Guide to Finding a Job – that’s the best place to begin.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help you determine what you need for success in this phase of life.

To your success as an English Major,

Matt Hall

BA, MS in English