Actually, I’ve already written it. Bringing Linguistics To Work is a guide for linguists of all backgrounds looking to explore careers beyond academia. Whether you’re a recent undergrad, a graduate student, or someone already midway through their career, this book has been designed to help you use your linguistic experience to work through the career process, as you would any other research project.
I just launched a campaign on IndieGoGo to edit and publish Bringing Linguistics To Work and to provide even more resources online here at Career Linguist for career-seeking linguists. I want to get resources out to of as many linguists as possible as quickly as possible–and you can help!
Contributing to the campaign for $25 will reserve you a first edition of the book when it goes to print; I’ll also be giving away career linguist services like individual consults on LinkedIn profiles, talks and workshops, and even a chance to appear in the book itself. Even if you can’t contribute right now, sharing the campaign with your friends and colleagues will be incredibly helpful.
I want to do what I can to help the world of work know just how much it is that we linguists have to offer. Take a look at the campaign, and please let me know if I can answer any questions!