How to plan a high-impact career: an eight-week course

If you’re wondering about what jobs to aim for in the longer term, or just want to step back and think systematically about your career and impact, you might want to sign up for our free career planning course.

It takes everything we’ve learned about career planning and turns it into a series of tips, prompts, and resources, starting from your longer-term goals and working towards actionable next steps.

Each week, we’ll send you one article to read and a couple of prompts to reflect on. At the end, you’ll have a complete career plan.

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Make a career plan you feel confident in.

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Why sign up for our course?

A typical career is 80,000 hours long. If good career planning can increase the positive impact you have with your career — or the satisfaction you get from it — by just 1%, then it’d be worth spending 799 of those hours just planning.

Fortunately, we’ll be much faster than that, and think the rewards of good planning are much larger.

The career planning course, like all of our career planning material, is designed to help you make the best possible decisions in planning out your career.

Our resources are in-depth and based on the best academic research and existing advice we could find. And we’ve tested and refined the advice in them over the years by advising over 1,000 people one-on-one.

Sign up to create a career plan you feel confident in, choose between paths, and get your next job.

Or if you’re not ready to sign up yet, take a look at all our other articles and podcast episodes on career decision making.

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80,000 Hours provides research and support to help students and graduates switch into careers that effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems. We’re a nonprofit, so everything we provide is free.

Learn all about where we are coming from, and why we think we need to reimagine social impact careers, in our key ideas series.

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Make a career plan you feel confident in.

  • Eight weeks of tips, prompts, and resources
  • Based on 10 years of our research
  • Practical advice for a high-impact career

We’re a nonprofit, so everything we provide is free.
We’ll also send you monthly updates on our research and updates on high-impact job opportunities. You can unsubscribe from either in one click.