One thing we can certainly count on other than death and taxes is change. If you're in a career transition, trust that the eventual change to end that transition will happen.
I found this blog article from Dana Manciagli on LinkedIn as one of today';s featured posts. This is a great checklist of reasons why you may not have gotten an interview callback. All of these reasons have to do with what you say, how you say it and why you are saying it. Our mouths … Continue reading Interviews Aren’t Just About Looking Good
Great blog article about the ways of the workforce from Andrew Toy. You’ve likely worked for bosses or managers who just don’t understand. I’m not talking about the inability to sympathize. I’m talking about a literal inability to understand… Source: Climbing Up the Corporate Christmas Tree
I found a personal essay about the search for an academic writing job by Emilia Phillips in today's Practicing Writing blog post from Erika Driefus. This personal essay captures the essence of the process of finding a writing job, a professorship, or both. It's a well-written emotive account of the struggle and the sacrifice writers and writing … Continue reading Writing Career and Academic Job Frustrations
Today, I felt the need to revisit my previous post on career stereotyping and how you can overcome it. I'm in the well-known place of needing to figure out how to remarket and re-brand myself (since the last time worked out so well--sarcasm) to try to garner that elusive writing job my career so desperately longs … Continue reading Reinvention is hard
It has been a while since I began thinking about career transition. Here's a great article I found on the subject. It's encouraging and helpful in providing steps to begin. Make it happen because no one goes to bed at night worrying about your career
For the past several years, my career and my life has been one of transition: going from writer-in-my-head (and to a few friends) with a day job to struggling novelist with a day job to unpublished novelist and adjunct English instructor to struggling novelist with a day job and adjunct English Instructor. I never thought … Continue reading Reflections on the Journey