The sole source of any sanity or clarity which may now be present in my career plans - Elenor
This workshop will help you find a career you’ll be good at, you’ll enjoy, and that will make a big positive impact on the world.
We are really lucky to have a presenter from 80,000 Hours the world's first and foremost high impact careers agency coming to London to present this workshop.
It will be a mixture of short talks and exercises. At the end you’ll have a plan and help with your next steps.
Although most the content of this event will be relevant to anyone and everyone is welcome this event is primarily aimed at those within the first 6 years of their career or at students.
Come spend an afternoon figuring out what the hell to do with your life!!
Keep reading for details of what will be covered, testimonials and FAQ.
WHAT WILL BE COVERED
1) What is fulfilling work anyway?
We’ll take you through what the latest psychology research shows is most important to being satisfied at work.
2) In which career can you have the greatest social impact?
What is “social impact”, what options are there beyond nonprofits and teaching, and which options are best for you?
3) What are the best jobs early in your career?
We’ll cover what to look for in your first couple of jobs and some especially promising options to consider.
4) How to put together your plan.
We’ll tell you how to make a plan for the next couple of years. Spoiler alert: we won’t just tell you to follow your passion.
5) How to actually get the jobs you want.
The best advice out there on following through on your plan and landing the jobs you want.
“This workshop was absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who considers social impact a factor in their career plans. This afternoon was probably the most productive afternoon I have had this year.” - Harri Besceli
“This was the best workshop I have been to so far...Great timing and presenting, straight to the facts (very useful and not cliche facts and advice).”- Marco Bodnar
“80000 hours is the sole source of any sanity or clarity which may now be present in my career plans, and the organisation I am most grateful to for introducing a sense that I know where I am going, have control over where I am going and am excited about it into my life.”- Eleanor Stephens
WHO IS RUNNING THE WORKSHOP
Peter McIntyre, an employee of 80,000 Hours. 80,000 Hours is an independent non-profit, which helps graduates find fulfilling jobs with a big positive impact on the world. 80,000 Hours has undertaken four years of research in Oxford into how to find the best career, coached hundreds of people, and has an online career guide that’s read by 60,000 people each month.
1) I've already read a lot of 80,000 Hours content, is this for me?
We'll cover all our intro material, so if you'll find that boring, then it's not for you. However, if you'd like to spend a day thinking through all the basics and how they apply to your situation, it’ll still be helpful.
2) I’ve already worked for over 6 years, is this for me?
About 60% of the content will be relevant to everyone, while 40% is aimed at people early in their career. If you’re later in your career, it will still be useful, but not as useful as for people early in their careers.
3) I’m already decided on an area (e.g. medicine / finance / economics etc). Is it still worth me coming along?
It’ll be less useful, but can still help you with decisions like what speciality to focus on.
4) Can I stay for part of the day?
Not ideal, but if you’ll only miss a bit it’s OK. However we’ll give priority to people who can stay the whole day.
5) I cannot make this workshop, will there be others?
If we get enough attendees will be another workshop on the 25th June, details here: http://www.meetup.com/Effective-Altruism-London/events/231242530/
There may also be workshops in Imperial and LSE. No workshops are currently planned at other London universities.