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  1. Some typos:

    I noticed some typos while reading Part 1 of the Career Guide at https://80000hours.org/career-guide/job-satisfaction/

    (Format is [Current text] -> [My suggested fix])
    "This line is goes flat" -> "This line goes flat"
    "We explore jobs really help" -> "We explore jobs that really help"
    "works with people they hates" -> "work with people they hate"

    I could fix the typos by changing the source code of the page very quickly, but I do not see a way to upload a file along with feedback. Thanks for all this great information p.s.

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    • Broken link

      The CEA homepage is not linked correctly in the section
      "Prioritisation Research
      > What is this cause?"
      https://80000hours.org/2014/01/which-cause-is-most-effective-300/

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      • Meaning/helping people

        A very interesting read: "I could do anything, if I only knew what it was" by Barbara Sher.
        In relation to step 1, meaning and helping others, this book gives a perspective that helped me letting go of beliefs about 'passion' and the idea of being selfish when pursuing things for myself and not 'for helping others'.

        "You have to forget whatever you were taught about 'meaningful work' and start noticing whatever has meaning to you. [...] The very first step to finding work that fits you is to understand the connection between doing what you love and doing something…

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          • Career quiz: Qualify what "good at math" means

            It seems that the way people answer this question may reflect their education backgrounds, gendered /racial social conditioning etc. more than any genuine ability to learn math/science/logic. For instance, its pretty established within psychological literature that men tend to be more confident in their abilities to perform tasks than women (http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/edu/86/1/114/) and that people in general tend to be overconfident about their ability to perform tasks.

            I think it would be helpful to add a small qualifier either explaining what "good at math, science and logic" means, or providing some metric with which to gauge one's past ability…

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            • Fix duplicate punctuation

              In Part 1 of the career guide, 2 punctuation marks are together in the middle of the sentence, "This means we can’t just trust our intuitions;, we need a more systematic way of working out which job is best for us."

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              • Broken link

                In this article: https://80000hours.org/career-guide/how-to-get-a-job/
                Link with text "Here's a simple guide" is broken

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                • Text Display

                  (On chrome, 100% zoom, HD monitor) In the standard font, there is no gap between the dot and rest of the letter 'i', making it look like 'l'. This makes it much harder to quickly read through text. Zooming in for example fixes this, but why should the user have to do that?

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                  • Broken link

                    Hi, this link seems to be broken.http://80000hours.org/articles/career-plan/..

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                    • Fix footnote in Climate change (extreme risks)

                      Footnote 3 in Climate change (extreme risks) (https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/climate-change/) is not used in the document.

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                      • Page display issue

                        On the completion page of your newsletter signup, your download link buttons display with 0 margin (Chrome v50), so they are right on top of each other. My guess, based on the styling of the bottom button, is that they originally displayed side by side (the mobi download links has an element style with a left-margin attached to it, which is causing it to display out of alignment with the button above it).

                        Suggested Fix:
                        CSS
                        .btn-primary {margin-bottom: 1em;}

                        and remove the left-margin inline style for the mobi download button.

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                        • Fix broken link on problem framework page

                          On https://80000hours.org/articles/problem-framework/#how-to-make-the-overall-comparison there is a broken link at the bottom of the section "How to make the overall comparison?".

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                          • Reconcile number of years of research on 2 pages

                            The home page says your advice is based on four years of research, but the main career guide page says it is based on five years.

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                            • Automation

                              Automation of professions seems like a big thing. You have one blog post covering it well, but otherwise, the implications don't seem fully integrated into your advice. Most recommended earning to give paths appear affected. More attention seems due on this topic.

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                              • How to influence company charity

                                I'm an employee at a new-ish, 500 person company that will have its' first charitable giving committee next year. What can I do to nudge the company's giving decisions in a good direction?

                                I expect they'll probably choose based on warm fuzzies, fitting in with the company narrative, and/or ability to offer their services to a charity. The company culture is pretty good about listening to suggestions, so the idea I had in mind was to find or write an article that shows how the company's values align with some EA principles or an unusually good charity. I'll also find…

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                                  • Publish career guide as pdf

                                    I would like to see the career guide available as a downloadable pdf for two reasons:

                                    (1) I would like to be able to read it offline, like on a bus trip
                                    (2) I find the linked web structure of a website more difficult to navigate than the inherently linear structure of a pdf when I'm trying to read everything.

                                    You could update the pdf every few months as the website updates, or you could update it each time you update a section on the website. I know it would be a bit more work, but I would find it…

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                                    • Please add a wider variety of careers.

                                      Would prefer more breadth than depth, if you don't have the resources for both. Include international careers like Humanitarian Aid, International Organizations, International Development Banks, International NGOs. Include career starters like Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America, etc. (and you can discuss the problematic aspects of those programs too). Government bureaucracy, different types of journalism, advocacy, community organizing, direct action and activism. Prison reform, school reform, teaching. CSR, sustainable business practice, sustainable building, various sciences related to environmental preservation, agricultural science. There are a ton of careers out there even within a very narrow definition of social impact. If you…

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                                      • Should language skills be a part of career capital?

                                        Versatile and valuable for a life time.

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                                        • Career suggestion: patent attorney

                                          Patent attorneys are well paid (6 figure salaries possible after qualification with 5+ years' experience: http://www.insidecareers.co.uk/career-advice/patent-attorney-salaries/) and the profession is not that well known amongst STEM graduates. It's a possibility for someone who has a technical background but doesn't want to go into a strictly quantitative profession. There is good potential for earning to give.

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