Gone are the days when your email inbox was just a final resting place for rejection letters, unrelenting images of your Mum’s cats, and million dollar bank transfer offers from people you’ve never met before (don’t trust those ones guys, it’s too good to be true). Email newsletters are quickly making a comeback, delivering the best stuff straight to our inboxes so we don’t even have to go to the effort of googling advice anymore.
We know you’re busy and have more than enough spam to unsubscribe from (and a serious talk with your Mum about all those cat pictures clogging up your email account to tackle), so we’ve done all the leg work for you to round-up five newsletters that you’ll actually want to read, and which offer career advice, inspiration and handy tools and tips that you can take with you into the world of work.
Take a look below as we round up five email newsletters that you need to subscribe to, pronto…
1. Think Clearly
Think Clearly is a handwritten newsletter (including doodles) designed to make you reflect on the way you think and work. From how you use a notebook, to managing an exhausting to-do list, or making big career-defining decisions, this simple email offers simple advice on it all. Written and drawn by Mathias Jakobsen, who founded his first digital company aged just 15 (no biggie) and who has also worked in journalism, photography and consultancy, the newsletter aims to give readers the skills to think clearly in the fast-paced and ever-changing digital world.
2. Code First: Girls
Code First: Girls is an organisation tackling the lack of women in tech by teaching women to code. Don’t be put off by the name though, this newsletter has plenty of fascinating info, no matter what your gender. The monthly round-up lets subscribers know about upcoming hackathons and tech events where new coders can showcase their skills and network with like-minded young developers. Plus, it also shares a low down on the inspiring young women in tech to watch.
3. Think With Google
If you want to work in marketing, Think With Google is the newsletter for you. Dubbed a ‘digital cheat sheet’, this newsletter is a must-read for subscribers seeking expert knowledge on upcoming marketing trends, case studies, industry insights and handy tools and tricks. You can use this newsletter to keep up to date on the marketing world and then casually drop in your new know-how when trying to impress your boss or potential employer. Google let you tailor what content you see in their newsletter, so you can pick the industries and interests that you want to read about, without having to scroll through the stuff that you doesn’t interest you.
4. Girl Lost In The City
Author, journalist, social media whizz, blogger and co- founder of IRL Panel, Emma Gannon knows a thing or two billion about working in the digital space. Her newsletter, Girl Lost In The City provides a Sunday reading list packed full of inspiration. Featuring her own thoughts on everything from being a millennial growing up online, to why it’s OK to be a workaholic, her newsletters are the perfect way to set yourself up for a positive week. She’s all about supporting others and celebrating successes, so Emma also includes a round up of all the amazing things she’s been reading and watching each week, picking out articles on writing, social media, culture and more.
Humble brag alert! Our newsletter is pretty bloomin’ brilliant (even if we do say so ourselves). Sent out every Monday, subscribers can look forward to a round-up of the best new features and interviews that have gone up on our website, as well as our pick of unmissable CV-boosting opportunities including work experience placements, insight days and apprenticeships with companies like O2, IBM, MediaCom and more. Sign up here. Go on. You know you want to. Have you done it yet? We’re watching. That was creepy, sorry. Just subscribe. We promise you won’t regret it!
Hi everyone, I’m Emily, the brand new Content Coordinator at GoThinkBig. From now on, I’ll be responsible for bringing you all of the features and interviews that we post on the website. I know exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes (or, if you’re looking for a job right now, let’s be realistic … pyjamas). I actually got my first ever journalism work experience at Closer magazine through GoThinkBig. They helped me get my foot in the door, and to kick off my career in journalism, writing for titles like Top Sante, Women’s Health and Grazia. I couldn’t have done it without GTB. I hope that the features I create can help and encourage you all as you go out there and take over the world, one work experience placement or insight day at a time! If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about on the site, don’t hesitate to tweet us @GoThinkBig, we love a chat. Speak soon!