If you are at a loss of what careers you can get with your BA, MA, or PhD in the humanities, then you are not alone. Most humanities majors go through a difficult transition after they leave academia.
How to Find a Career With Your Humanities Degree in 126 Days is a 18 week guide (126 days) where you are shown the exact steps and actions needed to get out of ‘liberal arts career limbo.’
The 126 Day challenge begins right where you are—broke, no idea of what you want to do, working a crappy job, and nothing more than a degree on your resume.
Week by week, the book offers a step-by-step program, helping you turn the big goal of finding a career into smaller, manageable daily actions.
Here are unsolicited testimonials by readers:
James, your ebook is truly excellent. I am loving it, and finding it very useful. This is the most practical career resource I think I have ever seen.
— Recent liberal arts grad
I’d like to thank you for your eBook; it’ll probably prove to be the best investment I’ve ever made, and I’d have been lost without it. I’d probably be on a track to getting another degree, only to return to even more financial uncertainty, and a family becoming even more suspicious as to why my degrees-of-increasing-importance are so hard to cash in for careers. It’s genuinely essential to any liberal arts graduate unsure of their career, and should be as important as Crime and Punishment on every third-year’s reading list. I’ve recommended it to all of my former coursemates (though a lot of them are still in the “denial” phase – but I imagine they’ll come round when they’re waiting tables to fund their expensive postgrad reading lists), and I can only wish you the best of success with everything you do.
—Arran, recent humanities grad
I just paid full price for that thing. A whole ELEVEN DOLLARS! But you know what? I am about 3/4 of the way through and I think it is WORTH EVERY PENNY! I will post a full review as soon as I am done but at this point, you have taken what could be an elusive idea and fished out the golden parts and summarized it so I don’t have to dig through career book after career book for this valuable advice. I really appreciate that you have written this book and I can’t wait to put it all into action! It’s heartening to know that someone else has gone before you and is now successful. I think this is career advice that ANYONE could use. Thanks for writing this book.
—Andrew, recent PhD
I read How to Find a Career With Your Humanities Degree in one sitting, and those few hours were worth more to me professionally than three years of grad school in the humanities (at a top-tier school, with full funding, etc.). James’s unsentimental, relentlessly practical advice helped me find my way out of the ivory tower and into a career that actually rewards my intellect and efforts. If you don’t thrill to the idea of a glorious future of perpetual adjuncthood (if that), you owe it to yourself to check out this book.
I’m following the steps of How To Find a Career With Your Humanities Degree in 126 Days . . . I strongly recommend it . . . It’s only eleven dahllahs, which is about £7.11; well worth the investment if you ask me
— Scrutiniser, B.A. (as appeared in the author’s online article here)
Following the steps and monthly charts from this e-book, I reorganized my whole schedule. This e-book takes you step by step, guiding you back to zero and helping you re-launch in a different direction. It is thoughtful and respectful. [The book] will help you plan, organize, build relationships, self-manage, enhance your potential and eventually get yourself a job. It has humour, truths, emotional and practical benefits. Say YES, YES, YES and get the e-book.
— Recent PhD and editor of the Bosa Bosa Review
Thanks! I’m just now applying for jobs and I took your advice and tweaked my resume from saying that I was a specialist in Medievalist poetry, a teacher, and researcher and talked about relevancy. I had two interviews last week, and am getting a much better response now.
The reality is that today’s humanities graduates face an extremely tough job market, and they need all the help they can get. Fortunately, if they take this book and put into practice James Mulvey’s solid advice, they have the chance to massively shorten the time taken between finishing their degree and starting a great career. James also provides specific advice for postgrads and PhDs who are looking for a non-academic career . . . followers of Mulvey’s method will be growing their practical skills week after week, and learning what works through trial and error. At the end of a couple of months, the candidate who has spent their time and energy getting to grips with the practicalities of a specific industry will have the edge over their purist but out-of-touch peers, as the contrasting cover letter examples in the book wryly illustrate . . . This has to be the best-value careers guide humanities graduates can buy.
—Dr. Chris Humphrey, Jobs on Toast.com
The 126 Day System is awesome.
—Pinko, recent humanities grad
How the book works:
I wrote this book because I think humanities majors can land in many different interesting careers. But there really wasn’t a book laying out the practical steps to take. And most of us who do find careers learn by slow trial and error. This book will speed up your transition. This is the book I wish I had read starting out.
By the end of the 126 days you’ll have discovered
- Why humanities majors struggle to find careers.
- Over 30 great humanities careers and salaries to choose from.
- Four essential tasks related to developing your career.
- How to prioritize your daily and weekly actions—so that you stop wasting time.
- Practical ways to get work experience—even if your resume is empty.
- The five best ways to apply for a job.
- Concrete actions that will accelerate your career search.
Is this book for you?
This book is designed for BAs, MAs, or PhDs in the humanities. You have a degree and now want to know how to turn your abilities into a non-academic career.
- You majored in English, History, Psychology, Art History, Philosophy, Linguistics, or Languages.
- You don’t know how to adapt your humanities skills to the real world.
- You have just been spit out of academia—and have no idea of what employers want.
- You are sick of “liberals arts career limbo” and wish you could just start making some money and find a rewarding career.
Why buy this ebook?
There’s a lot of career books out there. This is why I think this one can help you:
- Because you get a practical set of weekly actions.
- Because it will teach you all of the typical humanities grad mistakes to avoid.
- Because it has a progressive list of tasks, and an 18-week schedule.
- Because it gets to the core of the humanities career dilemma and shows you how to fix it.
- Because you get it immediately–no tax, no shipping fee. It is a downloadable ebook.
Is this the same content as your blog?
No—this is all new. My blog is about the emotional costs of leaving academia. This book is about what to do after you have left, laying out the exact mistakes to avoid, what to start doing, and how you can reinvest your energy into a new career direction.
If you are tired of being in the same rut and want to actually progress from liberal arts career limbo, then this book is for you.
The book also contains
- 10 awesome productivity techniques (from different leading experts)
- The 126 Day Monthly Goal Chart
- The 126 Weekly Task Chart
- Resume advice, cover letter templates, how to market your humanities degree
- Charts, and further career resources and books to read
126 Day Guarantee
If you buy the book and feel it isn’t for you then full refund, no problem. In fact, it comes with a 126 Day Full Refund Guarantee. Questions about the book? Email me <selloutyoursoul6 [at] gmail.com
- 124 pages
- Weekly and Monthly Charts included
- This is an e-book (instant download)
- No need for Kindle–you can read it on any PDF reader
- Lifetime access–your copy is good for life
- Price $10 (no tax)
About the Author
For those of you who haven’t read my blog SellOutYourSoul.com—I’m James. I’m a former humanities grad student who ditched his PhD. I struggled for a bit, mowed lawns, and then got a job as an ad creative in a digital marketing agency. Now, I work full-time as a digital marketer.