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So You Want My Job: Advertising Executive

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. The advertising business these days isn’t as glamorous as it was during the heyday of Madison […]

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How to Get the Respect You Deserve at Work

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber. Most men aim to like their jobs, and all men want to be respected. But doing a great job and being respected at work aren’t always mutually inclusive.  There’s a guy in every workplace that busts his butt every day but still gets walked all […]

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So You Want My Job: Coast Guard Helicopter Flight Mechanic

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Well we’ve covered the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Marines. […]

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So You Want My Job: Songwriter

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Not all musical artists pen their own tunes. Often they record a song […]

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So You Want My Job: Marine Corps Officer

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. There are different routes into the military life: you can go down to […]

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So You Want My Job: Video Game Producer

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. If you haven’t played a video game since PacMan, you’ll be blown away […]

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Where Is the Grass Greener? The Economics of Happiness

by Brett & Kate McKay

Men have a certain innate restlessness. We’re always looking for a new adventure, wanting to feel like we’re progressing in life, and wondering if the grass might be greener somewhere else. Our ever-searching nature can be a good thing if it’s channeled into pursuits that really lead to greater happiness and satisfaction. But restlessness can […]

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Does Your Passion Show Through?

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: When I came across Bruce Swabb’s introduction in the AoM Community, I took note of the fact that he had quit his accounting job to live on a sailboat. Duly intrigued by what had brought him to this decision, I invited him to share his journey to finding his vocation with AoM ‘s […]

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So You Want My Job: Martial Artist

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. The martial arts are a manly pursuit as they teach discipline, focus, respect, […]

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So You Want My Job: Magician

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Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. I think many boys, perhaps most, go through a magic phase in their […]

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How to Make Introductions Like a Gentleman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Have you ever been at a party with a guy who runs into somebody he knows and starts yammering away while you stand there awkwardly, holding your drink? Man, I hate when that happens. You’re left in social limbo. I usually have to just take things into my own hands and introduce myself, which is […]

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So You Want My Job: Stuntman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Greg Tracy on the set of The Bourne Ultimatum. Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. It’s your typical summertime […]

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So You Want My Job: DJ

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Anyone who has made a mix tape or a mix CD (what do […]

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How Prepare for and Rock a Behavioral Job Interview

by Brett & Kate McKay

Job interviews can be nerve-racking. You have one shot to convince a potential employer that they should hire you instead of dozens (and maybe hundreds) of other qualified candidates. In this tough job market, a man has to be on top of his game during interviews if he wants a chance to land the job. A few […]

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So You Want My Job: Air Traffic Controller

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Last time we heard from the guy who flies the planes. This week […]

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Finding Your Calling Part V: Obstacles to Embracing Your Vocation

by Brett & Kate McKay

In Parts I and II of our series on vocation we talked about what a vocation is. In Part III we put forth an argument for why every man should pursue his vocation. In Part IV we discussed how to find your vocation. In this final installment in the series, we will discuss the obstacles […]

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Finding Your Calling Part IV: Discovering Your Vocation

by Brett & Kate McKay

In Parts I and II of our series on vocation we talked about what a vocation is, and in Part III we put forth an argument for why every man should pursue his vocation. Today, we’ll be discussing how to find your vocation. Your True Vocation=Your Gifts+Your Passion As we’ve discussed so far, your calling […]

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So You Want My Job: Airline Pilot

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Becoming a pilot is something I imagine many of us dreamed about as […]

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Finding Your Calling Part III: Why Pursue a Vocation?

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is Part III of a series about finding one’s vocation. See here for Part I and Part II. Why should a man pursue a vocation? Is it really a worthwhile endeavor? Shouldn’t a man be satisfied to work any job that supports his family and allows him to earn a living? Is striving to […]

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