Yes, High Paying English Major Jobs Exist.

Yes, High Paying English Major Jobs Exist.

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Learn how to land more interviews and find a job you love with your English degree.

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Studying English is a smart career move – but you won’t learn that in school.

It’s common to feel frustrated, discouraged, or even depressed about your chances of a getting a job with an English degree. (Maybe it’s because even professors say, “If you want to get a job, don’t study English!”)

Getting the right advice about today’s job market from professors feels impossible. Almost all of them have focused their entire careers on higher ed. This means they don’t have a clue what it’s really like to search for a job in today’s market.

This isn’t to say these professors are bad or wrong; they’re just focused on a different type of job than you probably want. Because the truth is, only 3% of graduating PhDs will be hired as professors. (And usually, they get hired as low-paid adjuncts.)

Career counselors and professors give advice, but translating that into the real-world action can feel like a mystery.

As it turns out, your English major skills really are in high-demand – but you have to know how to use them.

Here are some statistics from the Bureau of labor statistics about English major job growth through 2026:

  • Demand for writers and authors is increasing 8%
  • Need for public relations specialists is growing 9%
  • Advertising, promotions and marketing manager demand is increasing 10%, faster than average
  • Market research analyst roles are growing 23%, MUCH faster than average
  • Technical writer job growth is expected to be 11%, faster than average

There’s clearly demand for someone with your skill set. Companies will spend BILLIONS of dollars for talented, passionate people like you. 

But you need these 3 things to find an awesome job.

In order for you to land a high-paying English major job after college, you need the following:

  1. Practical, real-world experience
  2. The ability to think like a potential employer
  3. Concrete examples of their skills

By learning these keys to job success, I was able to go from broke to earning a six-figure income in less than 18 months after graduation. Not bad, right?

My methods get an average 8 interviews for every 10 job applications. 

Through trial and error – and applying a bit of persuasive psychology – I discovered the key to getting more interviews.

  • It’s not your resume template. (In fact, my resume template is very plain by design).
  • Nor is it sending out more job applications. (In fact, sending out FEWER applications yields better results.)
  • And it’s not wasting time at job fairs. (I get an 80% interview rate when I apply, so why waste time when you could be doing something more effective?)

Does this work? Here’s a completely unsolicited reaction from someone who tried my method:

The best part is this information can be put to use TODAY.

Now, I’ve created a course to share my method so you can skip the mistakes and get to work.

English Major Jobs 101: How to Get a Job with Your English Degree is a step-by-step resource to help you use empathy to know EXACTLY what employers really want – and how to become the type of candidate they want to hire.

Don’t waste time applying for another job before you grab this course! Enroll now and claim your bonuses at the earlybird price.

What English Majors Say

  • "Thanks for creating all these resources for English majors. I worked through a lot of the course's steps before graduating in May and ended up landing a job as a content writer for a national non-profit."

    Matt Wood
    Content Writer
  • "English Major Jobs 101 provided practical advice and real-world examples that are applicable, even after graduation. The suggestions provided encouraging direction without being overbearing. It helped me to recognize different areas where my degree is valuable and applicable for not only finding a job, but finding a better job. Plus, the activities felt thought-provoking and didn't feel like busywork."

    Kirsten Forsberg
  • "No one had answered the question, how do I turn my writing skills into a career? Matt Hall answers the question. Not only have I begun to branch into lucrative freelance work myself, I recommend the book to every undergrad intern who comes through our doors."

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    Christopher Cunningham
    Content Director
  • "This is the course I wish my teachers had given me in college. I love the idea that I don't have to be stuck in low-paying jobs for lifeEnglish Major Jobs 101 finally turns 'English majors can do anything' into practical, actionable advice."

    Mika Mills
    Graphic Designer

So What’s In This Guide?

So What’s In This Guide?

English Major Jobs 101 is organized in 5 chapters, each one offering powerful advice. You’ll learn how to get in your employers’ heads, how to know exactly which skills you need to learn, and unexpected ways to land the job.

Step 1: Getting an Employable Mindset

Before you can find the right job, you have to learn how to think like a successful, employable person. In this chapter, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to give yourself permission to get the job
  • A way to focus on the employer’s needs (and how this shortcuts you to an interview)
  • An ironclad way to impress employers
  • Why academic writing will make you look like a hack
  • How to stop feeling like a liar or impostor
  • The controversial truth about money
  • Why a common English major myth can do to your career (it’s not pretty)
  • The most important piece of advice any English major needs to know

Step 2: Identifying Skills Employers Want

In this section, you’ll learn:

  • Three approaches to getting a job (and which is best)
  • A method to discover the latest in-demand job skills 
  • How to get in employers’ heads and really understand how you can solve their problems (thus landing the job)
  • A way to automatically research job titles for exciting career options
  • The four reliable skillsets every English major should know
  • Why defining your personal brand will make you more attractive to employers
  • How to learn brand new skills with no experience


Step 3: Finding and Applying for Jobs

In this practical skills-focused chapter, you’ll learn how to discover the best positions for you. This includes:

  • Why it’s the skills, not job titles, that matter
  • How to research the kind of companies you want to work for
  • A method to write a job application that gets an interview (this helps me get a 80% interview rate when I apply for jobs!)
  • The purpose of job application materials
  • A step-by-step guide to writing a winning resume
  • How to successfully interview
  • How to write a great cover letter
  • How to get a year of job experience without really trying – all before you graduate
  • Whether it’s better to apply to lots of jobs or only a few
  • The big secret about cover letters and resumes
  • The best way to follow up after submitting an application
  • How to create an attractive portfolio website in about an hour

Step 4: Essential Tips and Tricks

This section teaches you several key tips every English major should know and practice, including:

  • Should you start a blog?
  • Should you go to grad school?
  • When is obtaining a PhD a good idea?
  • A quick way to evaluate the value of an advanced degree
  • What minor you should pick
  • 41 pain-free networking tips for English majors
  • When to work for free (and when to NOT work for free)
  • How to make $48,000/year while attending school
  • What if you want to change careers?
  • The top productivity tools for English majors

Step 5: What’s Next & Appendix

In this final section, you’ll learn how to become job-proof. You’ll also discover the next steps you should take for a happy career.

The appendix includes fast access to some of my best resources, including:

  • PDF course download
  • Resume & Cover Letter templates
  • A 30-day plan for getting job ready
  • How to build a simple WordPress portfolio site in an hour
  • How to automatically research skills for English major jobs
  • How to fix a cover letter in 5-10 minutes
  • How to save time and speed up research with Google Scholar
  • Plus a list of the best apps, resources, and content referenced throughout the course

Bonus: In addition to the course, you get instant access to the following supplemental resources

Step-by-Step Worksheets and Templates to Help Your Career Prep


  • The Semester Skills Worksheet to get more our of your classes
  • A 30-Day Plan to Get Job Ready
  • 3 “Perfect” Resume Templates and a Cover Letter Template
  • More templates and worksheets added frequently!
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Instructional Videos to Show You Exactly What to Do


  • A complete walkthrough of how to build an attractive portfolio site in WordPress (in only an hour)
  • How to Automatically Research Skills for English Major Jobs
  • How to Fix a Cover Letter in About 5-10 Minutes
  • How to Speed Up Research and Have More Time for Job Prep
  • With more on the way!


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What about updates?

Since career information changes quickly, I’ll update the course from time-to-time so the information is always relevant and useful. Just this year, I’ve completely overhauled the content to add or update thousands of words so you always have relevant, useful information.

Why is this so expensive?

I understand you’re a college student, and you don’t have a lot of extra cash. The information in this course took me years to learn, compile, and write. This same info has easily earned me an additional $20,000-$60,000 per year since graduating in 2014. 

Charging just $24 – less than the average textbook – is an accessible price for the English major who’s serious about their future. (But there’s no shame in running this by a parent…)

As a bonus to help this guide pay for itself ASAP, I’ve included information on how to start freelancing now, while you’re a student.

What payment options do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards through Stripe encrypted payments and PayPal.

How does the money back guarantee work?

Read the course content and put its principles into action. (You’ll never know if it works until you try it.) Then, if you’re not fully satisfied, use the contact page to contact me, and I’ll send you a speedy refund. It’s that easy.

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I guarantee if you apply the information int his guide, you’ll get more job interviews and for better jobs you’ll love. And if not, I’ll give you a 100% refund.

The simple, step-by-step information in this guide has helped me grow my base income significantly every year:

  • 2013 (still in school): $43,500+
  • 2014 (first post-grad job): $70,000+
  • 2015 (performance-based raise): $74,000+
  • 2016 (promotion using these tactics): $84,000+
  • 2017 (another promotion): $90,000+
  • 2018 (recruited to a senior writer role): $108,000+

This DOESN’T include the significant income I earn from freelancing, which ranges from an additional $30,000 to $50,000 per year.

I don’t share this to brag. But I think it’s important you know what’s possible when you apply the information in the guide. 

Seriously, there’s no way the English Major Jobs 101 system shouldn’t work for you. That’s why I’m so confident that I’ll give you a 100% refund if you apply the information for a year and don’t think it’s given you the ability to find work you love and that pays fairly.

I mean it – try this guide for 1 year (that’s 365 days). And if you think I wasted your time, I’ll happily refund your money. Simple as that. Just email, and I’ll take care of you.

That’s how much I believe in this information. This truly is the missing link between what you learn in the classroom and what you need to support a creative, fulfilling life. 

There’s nothing to lose to trying the information in this guide. But there’s a lifetime of great work that matters for you to gain. We’re waiting for your contribution – are you ready?

Matt Hall, MBA, MS

A lifetime of satisfying, creative, high-paying work is waiting. Are you ready?

A lifetime of satisfying, creative, high-paying work is waiting. Are you ready?

For less than the cost of a textbook, you’ll learn profitable skills that will unlock the potential of your English degree – for life!

Order now and immediately access the following:

  • English Major Jobs 101: How to Find a Job You Love with Your English Degree plus bonus materials
  • 4 Perfect Resume Templates
  • Perfect Cover Letter Template
  • Semester Skills Development Worksheet
  • Mini-course: Build a Simple WordPress Portfolio Site in an Hour
  • Video: How to Automatically Research Skills for English Major Jobs
  • Video: How to Fix a Cover Letter in About 5-10 Minutes
  • Video: How to Speed Up Research with Google Scholar

Plus, you’ll get my 1-year guarantee. If you apply the information in the guide for up to 365 days and don’t think it’s helped you prepare for a creatively fulfilling job, I’ll refund your money, no questions asked. 

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