A few weeks ago, I got this email from a nice woman who bought my book and followed my advice.
The story has a twist. (I’ve removed her name and details at her request).
This is her sellout story:
About a year ago I decided to start reading your book and working the steps.
Mostly because I had nothing to lose and wanted to reactivate my creative writing mind. I wanted to keep learning new skills too.
Over the duration of a year of reading good and bad skill enhancing books, I began to share your advice with my friend, also an English grad.
Getting to the good part …My friend began implementing all the advice and she found a job as a full-time social media manager. Yay!
After a few months of employment she actually found ME a full-time content editing job! A staff position at local marketing firm earning a lot more than I do now, with benefits.
I’m about to begin my new job and I just wanted to tell you that your system works.
You have something big to offer English/Humanity majors out there, like me, who are stuck in shitty government jobs; or any job that robs your soul.”
I appreciate hearing these stories. Thanks for emailing me and for those still at the bottom of the Humanities Career Mountain—keep your head up and keep putting in the work.