Probably our most important release for this year is this article summarising many of our key findings since we started in 2011:
It outlines our new suggested process anyone can use to generate a short-list of high-impact career options given their personal situation.
It then describes the top five key categories of career we most often recommend, which should produce at least one good option for almost all graduates, and why we’re enthusiastic about them.
It goes on to list and explains the top 10 “priority paths” we want to draw attention to, because we think they can enable to right person to do a particularly large amount of good for the world.
Second, if you’re trying to figure out which job is the best fit for you, or how to coordinate with other people – for example the effective altruism community – you will want to read:
Third, if you’d like to influence government or work in politics, you should check out our comprehensive review of the pros and cons of being a Congressional Staffer and how to become one:
- Congressional staffers have surprising power over budgets & legislation. Here’s what it takes to become one.
Fourth, US PhD deadlines are coming up over the next few months, so we updated our article on the topic, which has 9 reasons to apply for grad school and 8 reasons not to:
Finally, 3 weeks ago Nature published a huge attempt to repeat 21 psychology studies published in the best journals, to figure out how often claims made in social science should actually be believed. I created a quiz you can use to test how good you are at predicting which results were legitimate, and which were false positives. We’re using it to research which kinds of people can make these predictions most accurately – plus it’s just really fun:
- Psychology results in top journals – can you guess which ones were true, and which didn’t replicate?
I hope these articles are useful to you in having more social impact with your career.