We're looking for stories of EA career decisions

post by Benjamin_Todd · 2014-09-30T18:20:28.169Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 5 comments

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  Why are we looking?
  What are we looking for?
  A template
  Next steps
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If you’ve made a career decision recently, or are still thinking about one, we’d like to feature your story on the 80,000 Hours blog. Here’s some examples: Peter, Jess, Alexei.

If you’re interested, please email ben@80000hours.org.

 

Why are we looking?

 

What are we looking for?

Otherwise, there’s no restrictions!

 

A template

 

Next steps

If you’re interested, send a rough draft to ben@80000hours.org.


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comment by Peter_Hurford · 2014-09-30T19:50:37.881Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Maybe Ben Kuhn would volunteer his.

comment by Benjamin_Todd · 2014-09-30T20:04:19.173Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I've read it, but would be happy to cross-post.

comment by curiousepic · 2014-10-01T17:20:45.682Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I'm not sure how well it matches the requested points, but I recently wrote my second blog post ever, about my decision to go to code school and earn to give.

I'd also really appreciate any feedback on it.

comment by Benjamin_Todd · 2014-10-01T21:44:13.002Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Hey David, that's promising - it's a good post. I'd be interested in cross-posting it if you expanded the section where you discuss the advantages of learning to program. In particular, why did you settle on programming vs. your other options? I'd be happy to discuss more via email.

comment by Benjamin_Todd · 2014-10-16T21:55:10.512Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

This is great example from Ben West

https://80000hours.org/2014/10/what-i-learned-quitting-my-job-to-found-a-tech-startup/