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No "YPO" here just now. I have a query: How do I get a job as an "advice giver" in newspapers. Apparently it involves minimal knowledge of human psychology, and always end with "seek counseling."

I could do that.

Dear Abby does that. Ann Landers does that. That bitch in some other paper does that (although she inevitably slips in a dagger into the letter writer's gut. And twists).

So? How do I do that? I could use the money!

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  •  Let's put your "skills" to the test (0+ / 0-)

    OK: show us whachagot!

    Below is a sample query from an advice seeker.  Show us how you would respond to this query.

    Dear Advise-Giver:
    I am a young person, recently out of college with a non-union, dead-end retail job (think minimum wage).  I also enjoy blogging and have some empathy for the problems of others.  

    I would like to move up to a position that pays better and where I can use my "people skillz".  And preferably one where I can work from home in my pjs.  I know I would make a good advice columnist like "Dear Abby" or "Ann Landers".

    How do I get such a job, and what tips can you give me on getting it?

    Advice Seeker SHowing Obviously Legit Enquiry

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:36:36 AM PDT

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