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Ca­reer advising

TagLast edit: 26 Apr 2022 15:47 UTC by Leo

For posts that offer career advising, discuss better (and worse) types of career advising, etc.

Types of career advice research

One proposed typology of research on career advice distinguishes between career choice research (“Which career paths are especially impactful?”), career success research (“What strategies are best for succeeding in a career?”), and career intervention research (“What can be done to help people pursue impactful careers?”). Within career success research, a further distinction may be drawn between generic (or movement-level) and specific (or individual-level) research, depending on whether the research aims to identify the most impactful careers in general or whether it seeks to determine whether a career is a good fit for a particular person or group of people.[1][2]

Organizations within the effective altruism community providing career advice include 80,000 Hours, Animal Advocacy Careers and Probably Good.

Related entries

80,000 Hours | Animal Advocacy Careers | building effective altruism | career choice | career framework | intervention evaluation | Probably Good

  1. ^

    Agarwalla, Vaidehi (2021) What is meta effective altruism?, Effective Altruism Forum, June 2.

  2. ^

    Aird, Michael (2021) Comment on ‘What is meta Effective Altruism?’, Effective Altruism Forum, June 12.

I’m Offer­ing Free Coach­ing for Soft­ware Devel­op­ers in the EA community

Yonatan Cale25 Oct 2021 4:33 UTC
115 points
42 comments4 min readEA link

Many Un­der­grads Should Take Light Courseloads

Mau25 Oct 2021 0:12 UTC
185 points
23 comments3 min readEA link

The Im­pact Path: Guid­ing Col­lege and High-School Stu­dents Towards Effec­tive Altruism

Jonathan Jacqueminet27 May 2024 15:10 UTC
3 points
3 comments6 min readEA link

Sum­mary of my per­sonal ad­vice re­gard­ing data sci­ence and data en­g­ineer­ing etc

QuantumForest24 Apr 2023 8:04 UTC
8 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

When in doubt, ap­ply*

Vaidehi Agarwalla23 Jan 2022 19:07 UTC
64 points
7 comments8 min readEA link

Mid-ca­reer peo­ple: strongly con­sider switch­ing to EA work

Ben Snodin26 Apr 2022 11:22 UTC
196 points
34 comments8 min readEA link

Have You Ever Doubted Whether You’re Good Enough To Pur­sue Your Ca­reer?

lynettebye11 May 2022 10:46 UTC
75 points
2 comments9 min readEA link

AGI safety ca­reer advice

richard_ngo2 May 2023 7:36 UTC
209 points
20 comments1 min readEA link

80k would be happy to see more pro­jects in the ca­reers space

Michelle_Hutchinson21 Jun 2022 18:02 UTC
143 points
8 comments5 min readEA link

Be­ware Pre­ma­ture Introspection

Jay Bailey30 Mar 2022 1:22 UTC
26 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

[Question] Is it hard for Chi­nese/​Taiwanese to find EA-al­igned ca­reers in Amer­ica?

jackchang11015 Apr 2023 17:13 UTC
8 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

How to Get an EA-al­igned Job: My Experience

SofiaBalderson3 Dec 2021 16:08 UTC
151 points
15 comments17 min readEA link

The Im­pact Case for Tak­ing a Break from Your Non-EA Job

SarahPomeranz4 Oct 2023 7:47 UTC
79 points
9 comments7 min readEA link

Con­sid­er­a­tions and ad­vice on en­ter­ing man­age­ment consulting

Vaidehi Agarwalla11 Aug 2021 13:06 UTC
51 points
9 comments15 min readEA link

Cur­rent paths to im­pact in EU AI Policy (Feb ’24)

JOMG_Monnet12 Feb 2024 15:57 UTC
47 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Exit op­por­tu­ni­ties af­ter man­age­ment consulting

Vaidehi Agarwalla16 Aug 2021 10:54 UTC
32 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing: CE Ca­reer Coach­ing for Im­pact-fo­cused En­trepreneurs

KarolinaSarek20 May 2022 9:44 UTC
108 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Suc­ces­sif: helping mid-ca­reer and se­nior pro­fes­sion­als have im­pact­ful careers

ClaireB7 Jun 2023 15:16 UTC
124 points
15 comments10 min readEA link

Why EA meta, and the top 3 char­ity ideas in the space

Joey6 Jan 2021 15:47 UTC
88 points
20 comments10 min readEA link

Ad­vice I’ve Found Helpful as I Ap­ply to EA Jobs

Akash23 Jan 2022 18:53 UTC
90 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

Earn­ing To Give as a Doc­tor in Switzerland

Nadia Montazeri11 Sep 2021 13:31 UTC
43 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

Pre­sent­ing: 2021 In­cu­bated Char­i­ties (Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship)

Joey7 Oct 2021 11:06 UTC
135 points
3 comments7 min readEA link

5 pos­si­bly im­pact­ful ca­reer paths for re­searchers

CE23 Jan 2024 20:23 UTC
86 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

Ad­vice to a new EA org employee

Julia_Wise30 Mar 2022 22:10 UTC
94 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What re­sources should job seek­ers know about?

KevinO12 Oct 2022 11:31 UTC
18 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

What comes af­ter the in­tro fel­low­ship?

Vaidehi Agarwalla5 May 2022 0:57 UTC
41 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Ad­vice I Give to Peo­ple Who Don’t Cur­rently Have an EA Job and are think­ing of transitioning

ChanaMessinger16 Sep 2022 16:58 UTC
22 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Notes on “Manag­ing to Change the World”

Peter Wildeford9 Oct 2021 2:17 UTC
194 points
27 comments26 min readEA link

Coach­ing: Re­duce Strug­gle and Develop Talent

SebastianSchmidt1 Oct 2021 15:16 UTC
54 points
14 comments11 min readEA link

Ex­plo­ra­tory Ca­reers Land­scape Sur­vey: Com­mu­nity Members

Vaidehi Agarwalla16 Dec 2022 18:54 UTC
16 points
0 comments14 min readEA link

EA Pro­jects I’d Like to See

finm13 Mar 2022 18:12 UTC
153 points
42 comments25 min readEA link
(www.finmoorhouse.com)

Tips for ask­ing peo­ple for things

Ben Kuhn5 Apr 2022 20:30 UTC
128 points
4 comments6 min readEA link

[Linkpost] How To Get Into In­de­pen­dent Re­search On Align­ment/​Agency

Jackson Wagner14 Feb 2022 21:40 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Lev­er­ag­ing la­bor short­ages as a path­way to ca­reer im­pact?

IanDavidMoss14 Jul 2022 13:32 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Paths to Im­pact for EA Work­ing Professionals

High Impact Professionals9 Jun 2022 15:33 UTC
55 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

Ap­ply to Ne­go­ti­at­ing for Good [Feb 26 - Mar 12]

Cillian_20 Jan 2022 11:21 UTC
44 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Give Me Ca­reer Advice

Yonatan Cale9 Nov 2021 21:52 UTC
30 points
14 comments3 min readEA link

Database of orgs rele­vant to longter­mist/​x-risk work

MichaelA19 Nov 2021 8:50 UTC
104 points
65 comments4 min readEA link

The Ap­pli­ca­tion is not the Applicant

JJ Hepburn17 Jan 2022 8:10 UTC
96 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Is a biol­ogy bac­calau­re­ate a good start for an un­der­grad­u­ate look­ing to work on ar­tifi­cial pan­demic pre­ven­tion?

Eduardo26 Nov 2022 13:42 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

What is meta Effec­tive Altru­ism?

Vaidehi Agarwalla2 Jun 2021 6:47 UTC
49 points
12 comments5 min readEA link

Writ­ing about my job: Oper­a­tions Manager

Joy Bittner26 Jan 2022 14:06 UTC
143 points
15 comments6 min readEA link

If you’re af­ter a job in the US: the H-1B Lot­tery is in six weeks

Andy Jones12 Feb 2022 3:21 UTC
45 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

AI Gover­nance Needs Tech­ni­cal Work

Mau5 Sep 2022 22:25 UTC
108 points
3 comments8 min readEA link

Ev­i­dence from two stud­ies of EA ca­reers ad­vice interventions

Jamie_Harris29 Sep 2021 15:47 UTC
84 points
7 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] Does the EA move­ment need a non-longter­mist 80,000 hours?

MathiasKB1 Apr 2022 14:35 UTC
32 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Ca­reer Fac­tors: A frame­work for un­der­stand­ing suc­cess in ca­reer paths

Vaidehi Agarwalla1 Mar 2022 18:04 UTC
31 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

Earn To Give $1M/​year or Work Directly?

Yonatan Cale29 Aug 2022 12:43 UTC
58 points
44 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive Devel­op­ers: The CV Blind Spot

Yonatan Cale4 Dec 2021 12:30 UTC
50 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Thoughts on Post-PhD Jobs

Timothy_Liptrot19 Oct 2021 18:55 UTC
35 points
9 comments2 min readEA link

The availa­bil­ity bias in job hunting

Vaidehi Agarwalla30 Apr 2022 14:53 UTC
105 points
4 comments6 min readEA link

UK Univer­sity Ad­mis­sions Sup­port Programme

Hannah Rowberry24 Apr 2022 6:56 UTC
81 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

Do­ing Ops in EA FAQ: be­fore you join (2022)

Vaidehi Agarwalla8 Nov 2022 16:02 UTC
77 points
3 comments20 min readEA link

Things for grant ap­pli­cants to re­mem­ber about liv­ing expenses

Julia_Wise7 Oct 2022 15:37 UTC
77 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Creative EA job hunt­ing: things you can do in ad­di­tion to filling out job applications

SofiaBalderson27 Oct 2022 20:27 UTC
47 points
4 comments22 min readEA link

AI Gover­nance & Strat­egy: Pri­ori­ties, tal­ent gaps, & opportunities

Akash3 Mar 2023 18:09 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Mone­tary and so­cial in­cen­tives in longter­mist careers

Vaidehi Agarwalla23 Sep 2023 21:03 UTC
140 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

Ap­ply to fall policy in­tern­ships (we can help)

Elika2 Jul 2023 21:37 UTC
57 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Whether you should do a PhD doesn’t de­pend much on timelines.

alex lawsen (previously alexrjl)22 Mar 2023 12:25 UTC
67 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

What hap­pens on an 80,000 Hours call?

Abby Hoskin8 Sep 2023 10:26 UTC
45 points
8 comments5 min readEA link

Po­ten­tial em­ploy­ees have a unique lever to in­fluence the be­hav­iors of AI labs

oxalis18 Mar 2023 20:58 UTC
139 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

Suc­ces­sif: Join our AI pro­gram to help miti­gate the catas­trophic risks of AI

ClaireB25 Oct 2023 16:51 UTC
15 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

How to Sig­nal Com­pe­tence in Your Early-Stage Ca­reer (CCW 2023)

CE12 Sep 2023 15:49 UTC
27 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Per­sonal fit is ex­tremely im­por­tant when as­sess­ing an­i­mal ad­vo­cacy ca­reer paths

Animal Advocacy Careers15 Sep 2023 9:01 UTC
22 points
2 comments12 min readEA link

Give feed­back on the new 80,000 Hours ca­reer guide

Benjamin Hilton23 May 2023 16:22 UTC
65 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

How to set up a ca­reer ad­vis­ing sys­tem for your lo­cal EA group

Ada-Maaria Hyvärinen13 Feb 2024 18:54 UTC
16 points
2 comments14 min readEA link

80,000 Hours’ new se­ries on build­ing skills

Benjamin Hilton14 Feb 2024 12:19 UTC
95 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Me­diocre EAs: ca­reer paths and how do they en­gage with EA?

mikbp11 Apr 2024 8:36 UTC
78 points
54 comments1 min readEA link

The BEAHR: Dust off your CVs for the Big EA Hiring Round!

Sanjay24 Mar 2022 8:56 UTC
74 points
35 comments3 min readEA link

Four pro­duc­tivity tech­niques if you love work­ing with oth­ers but work alone

eirine15 Sep 2023 11:01 UTC
76 points
7 comments7 min readEA link
(saidtwice.substack.com)

New beta ver­sion of the Prob­a­bly Good website

sella27 Oct 2021 9:01 UTC
53 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Coaches for ex­plor­ing ca­reers?

Joe Connolly18 Dec 2021 5:27 UTC
11 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

EAs in­ter­ested in EU policy: Con­sider ap­ply­ing for the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s Blue Book Traineeship

EU Policy Careers6 Jan 2023 18:28 UTC
102 points
5 comments19 min readEA link

Talk to me about your sum­mer/​ca­reer plans

Akash31 Jan 2023 18:29 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

EA’s in IT (In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy)

EAlly18 Feb 2023 20:17 UTC
5 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

How to man­age up us­ing these del­e­ga­tion tips

eirine15 Sep 2023 11:06 UTC
34 points
1 comment6 min readEA link
(saidtwice.substack.com)

An­nounc­ing the 2024 spring co­hort of Hi-Med’s Ca­reer Fellowship

High Impact Medicine26 Apr 2024 11:24 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Holden Karnofsky on build­ing ap­ti­tudes and kick­ing ass

80000_Hours23 Sep 2021 16:55 UTC
10 points
0 comments139 min readEA link

Sum­mary of 80,000 Hours’ key ideas

EA Handbook3 May 2022 23:00 UTC
14 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

[Question] What or­ga­ni­za­tions ad­vise on hu­man and AI well­ness ca­reers?

brb2435 Apr 2022 16:41 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

EA Philip­pines’ Ca­reer Plan­ning Re­treat for Stu­dents and Professionals

Alethea Faye Cendaña31 Aug 2023 5:42 UTC
28 points
5 comments5 min readEA link

Cel­e­brat­ing rejection

rcohen24 Jan 2022 6:41 UTC
43 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(www.theatlantic.com)

Dear Self; we need to talk about ambition

Elizabeth30 Aug 2023 18:58 UTC
66 points
4 comments8 min readEA link
(acesounderglass.com)

How and why we set up the High Im­pact Medicine Ca­reer Fellowship

High Impact Medicine21 Nov 2023 11:40 UTC
29 points
4 comments9 min readEA link

4 les­sons from EAs work­ing in Euro­pean policy

Jan-Willem26 Jan 2022 11:36 UTC
63 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing the new 80,000 Hours Ca­reer Guide, by Ben­jamin Todd

Benjamin Hilton4 Sep 2023 16:17 UTC
157 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

EA Com­mon App Devel­op­ment Fur­ther Encouragement

brb24320 May 2022 16:29 UTC
24 points
24 comments4 min readEA link

Benefits of be­ing re­jected from CEA’s On­line team

Ben_West3 Jul 2023 16:34 UTC
53 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Launch­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for AI Safety Ca­reers Course In­dia 2024

varun_agr1 May 2024 5:30 UTC
23 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Should you work at a lead­ing AI lab? (in­clud­ing in non-safety roles)

Benjamin Hilton25 Jul 2023 16:28 UTC
38 points
13 comments12 min readEA link

[Question] How valuable is it to at­tend a top global uni­ver­sity?

Transient Altruist28 Jul 2023 6:14 UTC
11 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Most Effec­tive Meth­ods for My Prob­lem Areas

Cole12325 Jul 2023 20:05 UTC
1 point
8 comments1 min readEA link

You Can Also Help An­i­mals By Earn­ing (More) in Other Ca­reer Paths and Donat­ing

Animal Advocacy Careers31 Jul 2023 11:38 UTC
78 points
4 comments16 min readEA link

[Question] Im­pact­ful ca­reer as a lawyer spe­cial­ized in Green Build­ing Stan­dards?

Vaipan15 May 2024 11:58 UTC
4 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Seek­ing Clar­ifi­ca­tion of 80,000 Hours LinkedIn Page Rules

The_Lord's_Servant_28017 Feb 2024 1:51 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

80,000 Hours is look­ing for a new CEO (or to fill a va­cancy left by some­one pro­moted to be CEO). Could that be you?

80000_Hours29 Nov 2023 14:45 UTC
56 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Offer­ing AI safety sup­port calls for ML professionals

Vael Gates15 Feb 2024 23:48 UTC
51 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Question] I’ve just got a se­nior po­si­tion at an EA af­fili­ated org. Where can I find a men­tor?

Sentient Toucan11 Nov 2023 9:54 UTC
17 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Cause ar­eas di­rectly re­lated to com­puter sci­ence be­sides AI risks?

jackchang1106 Apr 2023 23:07 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Avoid­ing 10 mis­takes peo­ple make when pur­su­ing a high-im­pact ca­reer (Alex Lawsen on the 80k After Hours Pod­cast)

80000_Hours11 Sep 2023 21:37 UTC
52 points
8 comments15 min readEA link

Offer­ing FAANG-style mock interviews

dan.pandori28 Sep 2022 3:09 UTC
43 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Reflect on Your Ca­reer Ap­ti­tudes (Ex­er­cise)

Akash10 Apr 2022 2:40 UTC
16 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] Ask­ing for im­por­tant col­lege ma­jor ad­vices- should I study medicine?

jackchang11017 Apr 2023 17:07 UTC
18 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

32 EA Fo­rum Posts about Ca­reers and Jobs (2020-2022)

Akash19 Mar 2022 22:27 UTC
29 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Things That Make Me En­joy Giv­ing Ca­reer Advice

Neel Nanda17 Jun 2022 20:49 UTC
34 points
3 comments8 min readEA link

Effec­tive Devel­op­ers: 1 Month Update

Yonatan Cale25 Nov 2021 14:52 UTC
43 points
16 comments5 min readEA link

Chris Olah on work­ing at top AI labs with­out an un­der­grad degree

80000_Hours10 Sep 2021 20:46 UTC
15 points
0 comments75 min readEA link

Take­aways on US Policy Ca­reers (Part 2): Ca­reer Advice

Mau8 Nov 2021 8:42 UTC
86 points
7 comments34 min readEA link

Ri­as­sunto delle idee cen­trali di 80,000 Hours

EA Italy18 Jan 2023 11:44 UTC
1 point
0 comments4 min readEA link

My notes on: Know what you’re op­ti­mis­ing for | Alex Lawsen

Vasco Grilo26 Jun 2022 11:04 UTC
5 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Ca­reer un­cer­tainty: Medicine vs. AI

Markus Köth30 Apr 2023 8:41 UTC
20 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

I’m Offer­ing Free Coach­ing for Early/​Mid-Ca­reer Soft­ware Engineers

jeffreyyun29 Nov 2021 4:52 UTC
41 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Ad­vice on Pur­su­ing Tech­ni­cal AI Safety Research

frances_lorenz31 May 2022 17:48 UTC
29 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

U.S. EAs Should Con­sider Ap­ply­ing to Join U.S. Diplomacy

abiolvera17 May 2022 17:14 UTC
115 points
21 comments9 min readEA link

Cal New­port on an in­dus­trial rev­olu­tion for office work

80000_Hours27 Aug 2021 18:37 UTC
5 points
0 comments100 min readEA link

Thoughts on re­quest­ing rea­son­ing or ex­am­ples to not pur­sue fields/​positions

TheMatAllen20 May 2022 20:43 UTC
10 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

More un­der­grad­u­ate or just-grad­u­ated stu­dents should con­sider get­ting jobs as re­search techs in aca­demic labs

jvb1 Sep 2021 9:02 UTC
41 points
10 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] How to max­i­mize a ca­reer in psy­chol­ogy/​ther­apy for the most good?

Jon Massmann3 Nov 2021 7:42 UTC
7 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Im­pact­ful Ca­reers in US Policy

Group Organizer21 Feb 2024 21:00 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Should you do an eco­nomics PhD (or mas­ter’s)?

david_reinstein19 Apr 2022 20:04 UTC
62 points
15 comments17 min readEA link

Want ad­vice on man­age­ment/​or­ga­ni­za­tion-build­ing?

Ben Kuhn15 Nov 2022 3:40 UTC
141 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Tips for build­ing a net­work out­side of the EA move­ment (in par­tic­u­lar for EU policy)

JOMG_Monnet6 May 2023 6:40 UTC
19 points
0 comments7 min readEA link

[Question] Can some­one help me re­fine my goals and pro­posal to make the max­i­mum im­pact in my cause area?

emmannaemeka23 Dec 2022 12:21 UTC
31 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Difficult to get a job in EA not liv­ing in the West? An­i­mal ad­vo­cacy ca­reers can im­pact mil­lions of an­i­mals any­where in the world

Animal Advocacy Careers13 Sep 2023 13:34 UTC
88 points
0 comments9 min readEA link

EA ca­reer guide for peo­ple from LMICs

Surbhi B15 Dec 2022 14:37 UTC
252 points
13 comments21 min readEA link

Ca­reers con­cern­ing Global Catas­trophic Biolog­i­cal Risks (GCBRs) from a Ger­man perspective

Iftekhar1 Sep 2022 5:05 UTC
20 points
0 comments4 min readEA link