Tag: 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…

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…

Great article for people beginning Career Transitions

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…

Reflections on the Journey

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going from writer-in-my-head (and to a few friends)  with a day job to struggling novelist with a day job to unpublished novelist and adjunct English instructor to struggling novelist…

Making a Choice: How to embrace Change during Transition

When you’re in a career transition, rarely do you go down that straight path from old job to your new career. More often you have detours, and twists and turns in the road. Sometimes you have to make U-turns back to a previous employer…

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…

It’s OK to be Angry (or anything else) After Job Loss

I was leaving a store one day when a former co-worker called out to me. This was the first time I had seen her since the company lay-off, and I wasn’t really expecting to see anyone I knew (I never am), so I was…