80,000 Hours

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Find a Fulfilling Career That Does Good

A free guide based on five years of research alongside academics at Oxford

You have about 80,000 hours in your career, so your career choices are among the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

Ben Todd and his team of researchers have dedicated their careers to helping you find a career you enjoy, you’re good at, and that tackles the world’s most pressing problems.

It covers topics like:

  1. What makes for a dream job, and why “follow your passion” can be misleading.
  2. Why the most effective ways to make a difference aren’t always the obvious ones like working at a charity, or becoming a doctor.
  3. How to compare global problems, like climate change and education, in terms of their scale and urgency.
  4. How to discover and develop your strengths.

It’s also full of practical tips and tools. At the end, you'll have a plan to use your career in a way that's fulfilling and does good.

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What people are saying

“This incredible group is helping people have a greater social impact with their careers.” - Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Every college grad should read this” - Tim Urban, creator of Wait But Why.