career transition

Writing Career and Academic Job Frustrations

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 …

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Reinvention is hard

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 …

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Career Stereotyping

So, this is probably not what you think. But it can affect people just as much as any other type of stereotyping. It  happens regularly in the work world, especially now in a generation of what I call “mobile employment” (people aren’t staying at one company working for the gold watch anymore–they move).  You want to …

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