Marketing Needs English Majors: 3 Highly marketable business skills that English majors have in spades

I received my B.A. in English in May, 2008. It was one of the worst years in recent history to graduate from college. Hiring at every company in the country had all but stopped. And at the time, it seemed like there was no hope for anyone without a computer science degree who could work at Google. Almost everyone else who graduated in those few years was expected to either take an unpaid position or do manual labor. I chose manual labor for the first few months until I found a semi-paid position at a nonprofit writing grant proposals. The program I worked in was funded by Americorps, so they could get away with paying me close to nothing. It was my first legitimate job out of college, and I made $11,000 that year working 40 hours a week. Luckily, my new wife was able to take a job waiting tables to supplement our income while I padded my resume out. That job lasted a year due to the nature of the Americorps commitment. By then it was the beginning of 2010, and job prospects were still pretty bad. So I started freelancing. I slowly learned how to build and write for websites and began making them for local small businesses. Finally, in May 2011, work and education paid off. I landed a salaried position here at MarketingExperiments, and I’m doing what I love: writing for a living. How did I get here? My English degree was the one thing I could point…
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