How to Become an Editor – Land a Great Editing Job

Becoming an editor is an amazing career choice for aspiring writers, wordsmiths, fiction lovers, and book nerds. But there is enormous choice in the range of editing jobs available, and there are many different ways you can start your editing career. This post will outline four different editing pathways- copy editing, fiction editing, academic editing,

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Learn to Code – A Detailed Guide (with videos!)

Learning to program as a humanities person is one of the best ways to improve your employability and demonstrate intellectual flexibility to potential employers. At Human Jobs, we think learning to code is an amazing idea and have written an entire post about why it is so worth pursuing. If you are ready to learn

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Interview Tips – 3 Pieces of Unconventional Advice

Interviewing is about standing out – not fitting in. There is no shortage of interview tips available online, but most resources just rehash the same information in a different format: be polite, dress professionally, know the company, prepare some questions, etc. These tips aren’t bad, but they will only get you so far. In this

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Entry Level Writing Jobs – Land Your First Writing Gig

Landing a job as a writer is a dream for many, but getting started can be really hard. In this post, we highlight some fantastic entry level writing jobs that will put you on course to becoming a successful (and paid!) writer. Editorial Assistant Jobs Many writers begin their careers as assistant editors where they

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From Literature to Entrepreneurship – A Conversation with Luke Sullivan

Luke Sullivan – literature major turned entrepreneur and educationalist. Luke studied English at university and was on track for a career in law, before a chance tutoring assignment changed his life’s trajectory. Fast-forward thirteen years and Luke is the founder of the Modelex Education Centre in Monaco and Riviera Tutors in the UK, two of

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Top 5 Online Courses for Building Job Skills

At Human Jobs, we are obsessed with building skills. Not only is continual learning a key driver for career success, it can also be a source of enormous intellectual satisfaction. There are so many quality resources available online, but today we start with our top 5 online courses for building job skills. They cover a

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How To Get Amazing Tutoring Jobs

Tutoring jobs – whether part-time or full-time, remote or residential – can offer some of the best work for people with a background in humanities and social science. Tutoring can command high (sometimes >$100) hourly wages, afford tremendous flexibility, and give you the chance to teach interesting subjects. But developing a teaching style, building a

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Should I Learn to Code as a Humanities Person?

Programming and computer science are all the rage these days. But for people with little or no experience programming, the idea of learning to code can seem daunting.  And truth be told, learning to code is no easy task: it will require dedication, it can be frustrating, and it takes considerable effort to become proficient.

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Build Multiple Income Streams – 6 Ways to Start

Making money from multiple sources. The idea is simple, but realizing it requires tenacity and focus. Here are six ways for people with a background in liberal arts and social science to start building multiple income streams: Start tutoring. Tutoring is one of the most lucrative jobs on an hourly basis: $50, $100, $200, $300 per

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Jobs for English Majors, Historians, and Social Scientists

You are skilled. Let it be known. As someone with a background in liberal arts or social science, you likely have many impressive skills. But finding a great career and conveying your talents in a job application is not always straightforward. Finding jobs for English majors, historians, artists and social scientists should be easier than

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