Are You Studying English but Scared About Getting a Job After Graduation?
This book will help you feel confident and prepared to get a job you love with your English degree.
Why should you trust me? Because I used the exact same strategies in this guide to earn a six-figure income just 18 months after finishing my English degree.
Studying English doesn’t mean being stuck in a low-paying teaching job for life. Even if you want to teach, or have already graduated, this guide teaches you how to accelerate your career and find a job you love with your English degree.
“They tell me English majors have lots of career options, but I don’t really know what that means…”
It’s common to feel frustrated, discouraged, or even depressed about your chances of a getting a job with an English degree.
Career counselors and professors give advice, but maybe translating that into the real-world still feels like a mystery.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a step-by-step resource to help you know EXACTLY what employers really want – and how to become the type of candidate they want to hire?
That’s exactly what The English Major’s Guide to Getting a Job is all about. It’s a complete guide to identifying, developing, and demonstrating skills employers want so you can land a great job after graduation.
I’ll show you how I’ve advanced my career (and earn a six-figure income just two years after finishing my English degree), while explaining every step I took.
Thanks to the clear, actionable advice in this guide, you can start learning skills you need for a job NOW – not during an internship or after graduation – so you can have a great working portfolio when it’s time to find a job. You’ll end the guide with a complete roadmap for leaping years ahead in your career. Awesome, right?
Learn What They Don’t Teach You in Class About Job Prep
Through interviews with nearly a dozen happily employed English majors, this book reveals patterns employed English majors follow while in school. These simple patterns make any English major who follows them an attractive candidate for employment.
Here’s what you’ll find in this guide:
- Why working part-time at “Burger Hut” is a terrible idea for English majors – and what you should do instead. (This helps you look more appealing to potential employers while making a LOT more money.)
- Whether or not self-publishing your writing is a good idea.
- What you need to be doing now to get a job after graduation (and it’s not just getting an internship).
- How you can make $48,000 per year or more while you go to school – no matter where you live.
- The technical skills every English major needs to land interviews. (These are simpler than you would think, and you can learn them for free.)
- Why 90% of your English department professors will give you bad job advice. (You’ll also learn which ones you should trust.)
- How to find a way to do what you love while actually making a real living.
- The 7 biggest sins English majors commit that make finding a job impossible.
- How to “pivot” and still find a great career even if the traditional English major routes (ie, teaching) are not for you.
- A breakdown of English major career opportunities. (Some of these are definitely not what your guidance counselors are telling you.)
- The reason grammar-obsessed English majors might not be great employees.
- A simple technique to write persuasive resumes in minutes.
- How to know which experience to include on a resume – and what to do if you don’t have relevant experience.
- The most dangerous myth keeping English majors from finding employment. (You see this in almost every movie.)
- 3 actions you can take today to improve your chances of getting a job.
- What to do if you find your current career path isn’t right and how to pivot.
- A sneaky way to build a career path “cheat sheet” to know exactly what jobs to chase.
- How you can have lists of in-demand job skills sent to your inbox every day – automatically.
- The method smart English majors use to make their coursework count for more than a grade. (This helped me land a $70,000/year job shortly after graduating.)
- What to do if you don’t feel qualified for a great job. (This helps in more ways than just your professional life.)
- How to write a top-notch cover letter without stressing out.
- The way all English majors can claim a year of work experience (or more) immediately after graduation.
- Over 35 pain-free ways any English major (including introverts) can network and build relationships.
- How to know if you should apply to lots of jobs or just a few.
- The one website builder you should ALWAYS avoid.
- When getting a Master’s and PhD are a good idea.
- The top productivity tools to save time. (This gives you a lot more time to work on your career while still staying up on class readings.)
- How you can become job proof. (Because of this strategy, getting laid off isn’t scary at all.)
- A sneaky way to research the resumes of your competition.
…And a lot more to help you get a great job after graduating.
You’ll get a framework to identify, develop, and demonstrate technical skills employers actually want. Plus, you’ll get step-by-step tutorials, worksheets, and more.
Getting an Employable Mindset
This chapter exposes the subconscious attitudes that keep English majors from getting jobs they love, then shows you how to overcome them. You’ll learn how to overcome impostor syndrome, all about the “lone genius myth”, and how to give yourself permission to apply for jobs you don’t feel qualified to get.
Preparing for Employment
In this chapter, you’ll learn a skill-based approach to preparing for a job. This includes identifying skills employers really want, developing your personal brand, creating compelling samples for your portfolio, and more. You’ll also learn how to make your coursework count towards job requirements, giving you years of experience before you graduate. To make your job research easier, you’ll learn how to have desired job skills delivered automatically to your inbox every day.
Finding the Job
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to prepare your application materials so you can impress employers. You’ll discover how to think like your employer, then deliver what they want – even if what they really want is different than what they think they want. You’ll also learn which kinds of English major jobs can deliver the highest salaries quickly as possible, pain-free ways of building business relationships (“networking,” though that’s a dirty word), and more.
Random Tips and Tricks
From deciding if grad school makes sense to top English major productivity tools, this chapter is full of practical information to help make you a better student and applicant. Some things you’ll learn include which minor you should pick, how to make $48,000/year while attending school, and when working for free is a good idea.
A final message explaining why jobs are more volatile than ever – and how you can become “job proof” to overcome this. By this chapter, you’ll know how to develop skills and make a decent living NOW, not after graduation, and you’ll have lots of career options.
Step-by-Step Worksheets and Templates to Help Your Career Prep:
What’s All This Information Worth?
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average median income for English majors is $35,000 per year. That’s higher than many teachers and adjunct faculty make, by the way. But it’s nowhere near the potential of an English degree.
As proof, let’s compare that figure with my personal experience – one that I’ve had because of the information I share in this guide.
My first post-graduation salary job paid $70,000 per year – that’s literally double the annual median income for English majors of $35,000. Over the course of a 40-year career, that extra $35,000 per year translates to an additional $1.4 million in earning – not too shabby!
But I didn’t simply sit back and enjoy my success. Instead, I kept applying the skill-based approach you’ll find in this guide.
How did that work out? In less than 18 months after graduation, I was earning over $100,000 per year – all with a “simple” English degree.
Let’s look at some more numbers. Say the person making $35,000 per year gets a 3% raise annually. After two years, that puts that person’s income at $37,132.
Now, let’s compare that $37,132 with $100,000 – my income two years after graduation. Within two years after graduation, the information in this guide has already earned me an additional $62,868.00.
That’s incredible, right?
That’s enough to pay for any of the following:
- A graduate degree
- A luxury car
- A down payment on a home
- Multiple years living abroad
- A personal 18-month “sabbatical” where I could finally write my novel
- Fantastic vacations to the world’s best art museums
- That new overpriced Kindle and all the ebooks I could read
- Eating the food I actually want (instead of ramen and cheap pizza)
Look, I’m not promising the information in this guide will make you a millionaire. But I do promise that if you follow it, the approach this guide explains will accelerate your career and boost your lifetime earnings.
How much is that worth to you? If you could pay $100 now for a lifetime of higher career earnings, would you do it?
(In the business world, this is what’s called a “no brainer.”)
But the guide isn’t $100, nor is it half that.
For less than $50, you can learn insider skills you can use today to accelerate your career growth and earn thousands more over your career.
This guide, plus its bonuses and lifetime access to any updates, is reasonably worth $97. But today, you can access all of this information – and all future updates – for the price of a textbook. That’s it.
This Guide Plus the Exclusive Bonuses Will Help Advance Your Career and Deliver a Lifetime of Benefits
About the Author
My name is Matthew Hall, and I’m the Online Marketing Manager at a Silicon Valley law school, Santa Clara University School of Law.
I’ve been writing web content and developing digital strategies for over 6 years. In my experience, I’ve worked with several successful companies and businesses including Intel, Novell, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Utah State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, and many more.
From working with some of the world’s biggest companies to the smallest startups, I’ve used my English degree to make a creatively satisfying living that allows me to support my family in Silicon Valley – one of the most expensive areas to live.
Through all of these years, I’ve developed a strategy to learn what skills employers actually want, then quickly develop those skills to leverage high-paying jobs. Through my salary and freelancing, I make a six-figure income.
Though some see it as a liability, my English education has been one of my greatest career assets. I love sharing my story with other English majors and helping them improve their careers.
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Even though I make my living as a web writer, the information in this guide can be applied to any type of career path. It doesn’t matter whether you want to be an editor, journalist, lawyer, librarian, publisher, or something else. I know English majors are all different, and the information in this guide reflects this.
Will this guarantee I get a job?
The good news is eventually, everyone gets a job. This guide is about getting a better job.
However, since your portfolio and skills are dependent on the work you put into your development, I can’t make any promises. But I can say this: if you follow the tips in this guide and aren’t satisfied, feel free to contact me for a full refund.
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- The English Major’s Guide to Getting a Job (digital version), the up-to-date guide for English majors who want to begin preparing for post-graduate employment now – instead of when it’s too late
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