I recently wanted to see what content we’ve written in the past are still popular with readers. Our most visited pages are articles in our career guide, or tools like our career quizproblem quiz and career decision tool, around which the site is designed. And of course anything that was released recently tends to attract a lot of readers. So let’s look at the others.

These are the pieces we’ve written that i) were most visited over the last three months, and ii) were written more than six months ago, iii) not a tool or part of our career guide. Enjoy!

  1. What are the 10 most harmful jobs?*
  2. Problem profile: Why Bill Gates and others are concerned about AI, and what to do about it

  3. To find work you love, don’t (always) follow your passion*

  4. Career review: Why an economics PhD might be the best graduate program

  5. Career review: If you want to change the world for the better, should you work in a think tank?

  6. Artificial Intelligence safety syllabus

  7. Which skills make you most employable?*

  8. Problem profile: Why helping to end factory farming could be the most important thing you could do

  9. Is global health the most pressing problem to work on?

  10. Everything you need to know about whether money makes you happy

  11. Quiz: Can you guess which social interventions work?

  12. How would you spend $500,000,000,000? Problem profile of global priorities research.

  13. Career review: Thinking of learning about data science? Read this first.

  14. Problem profile: Why preparing the world for a pandemic may be the most important things you can do

  15. Career review: How you can make the world a better place by trading in quantitative hedge funds*

  16. Problem profile: Is climate change the biggest problem in the world?

  17. Problem profile: Why we think promoting effective altruism is a great way to use your career

  18. What the literature says about the earnings of entrepreneurs

  19. Career review: Should you go into management consulting to improve the world?

  20. Career review: Is being a product manager in tech all it’s cracked up to be?*

A special mention should go to the most popular article from our career guide, All the evidence-based advice we found on how to be successful in any job.

* These articles are a bit dated now and our views have changed since we wrote them.




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Related: Top posts on LessWrong 1.0: http://lesswrong.com/lw/owa/lesswrong_analytics_february_2009_to_january_2017/

Mirror of the same post on LW 2.0 (but still top posts _of_ LW 1.0): https://www.lesserwrong.com/posts/SWNn53RryQgTzT7NQ/lesswrong-analytics-february-2009-to-january-2017

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