Career Guide



  1. 感恩之心:家庭、父母、爱人、朋友、亲戚、同事……站在对方的角度想一想,为什么他们会这样做?我能提供什么帮助。

  2. 处理人际关系:帮助他人,自己擅长。也是商业成功之道

  3. 做事不要虎头蛇尾,坚持到底


评估自己?如何评估? 如何寻找机会? 如何准备面试?


8000 hours career guide

First, what makes for a dream job?

Research suggests focusing on six key factors:

  1. Work that helps others
  2. Work you’re good at
  3. Engaging work - autonomy, clear tasks, feedback, variety
  4. Colleagues you get on with
  5. A job that meets your basic needs, like fair pay and reasonable hours.
  6. A job that fits with the rest of your life.
  • What have you found most fulfilling in the past?
  • What have you found least fulfilling in the past?
  • If you were going to die in ten years, what would you do? What does this tell you about your dream job?

What’s the most valuable career capital you already have?

Consider your:

  • Transferable skills (e.g. ability to learn quickly)
  • Knowledge
  • Personality traits (e.g. conscientiousness)
  • Connections
  • Credentials (e.g. degrees, unique achievements)
  • Runway (i.e. savings)

If you’re stuck, list out the five achievements you’re most proud of, and ask what they have in common.

What global problems do you think are most pressing?

ocus on problems that are big in scale, neglected by others and possible to solve.

Based on our research, we think the very most pressing problems are: global priorities research, promoting effective altruism, and risks from advanced artificial intelligence.

2-5 promising longer-term career options?

the best approaches for making progress on solving the global problems

  • research
  • advocacy
  • earning to give
  • direct work

A very common decision-making trap is to focus on too narrow a set of options. Use the following questions to generate more options:

  1. If you couldn’t take any of the options you wrote down in the previous question, what would you do?
  2. If money were no object, what would you do?
  3. What do your friends advise?
  4. How you might be able to combine your options to get the best of both worlds?

Assess your options on how well they do

  • (a) social impact
  • (b) personal fit
  • (c) other factors for job satisfaction

One of the most pernicious enemy of good decision-making is “confirmation bias,” which is our tendency to seek out information that supports what we want to be true, while failing to seek out contradictory information.

Imagine that the option you ranked number 1, will actually turn out to be a terrible option. Where could you go looking for proof of that right now? Write down 1-2 ideas.

SO, If your best friend was choosing between the same options as you, what would you tell them to do?

How to be successful: the compounding benefits of investing in yourself

  1. Don’t forget to take care of yourself
  2. If necessary, make mental health your top priority
  3. Deal with your physical health (not forgetting your back!)
  4. Apply scientific research into happiness
  5. Improve your basic social skills
  6. Surround yourself with great people Practical tips on how to build connections
  7. Consider changing where you live
  8. Use these tips to save more money
  9. Try out this list of ways to become more productive
  10. Learn how to learn
  11. Be strategic about how to perform better in your job
  12. Use research into decision-making to think better
  13. Consider teaching yourself these other useful work skills
  14. Take these steps to master a field and make creative contributions
  15. Work on becoming a better person
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