As 2017 draws to a close, as is our tradition, we are taking some time to “look back to look forward” over here at Career Linguist, reflecting on this past year and thinking about what should come next by counting down the five most viewed pages and posts in 2017!!
And here they are:
#5 How to Begin a one-stop-shop for job-seekers. All the things you need to be thinking about as you start applying your skills and training as a linguist to industries and organizations that you’re interested in.
#4 The dream job vs. what would you do if you could do anything? a post exploring how to listen interpretively to things that you have always talked about doing, or have been thinking about doing, or have been dreaming about doing, or are told by others that you should be doing.
#3 various announcements about the release of Bringing Linguistics to Work. My book came out this year!! 367 copies sold so far!! – get yours at lulu.com 🙂
#2 the Career Paths where we hear about all the exciting things that linguists are out there doing with their degrees. New posts this year: Brice Russ, Serena Pasqualetto, and Kula Tubosun. Sectors profiled in the “Profiles in Linguistics” series: Corporate Social Responsibility, Healthcare Communications, Library Science, Knowledge Management, Naming, Non-Profit Communications, Program Evaluation, Publishing, Social Media Marketing,Tech, User Experience Research, Training and Facilitation and many more! If you would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a future profile, please contact Career Linguist.
…….and the top page/post from 2017 <drumroll please!!!>
#1 For the second year running – 50 organizations is the most viewed page!!! This resource features organizations who have advertised for and/or have hired linguists and language/communication experts. Have you found a job using this list as a resource? Would love to hear your story! What other organizations belong on this list? How can it continue to be made more useful?
What else was new this year:
2017 saw the launch of a new series over here at Career Linguist (The Worlds of Work: WoW series) and a wholly new endeavor: Career Camp. Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and stories designed to engage “career orienteering!!” We successfully betatested in early summer, and just last week wrapped up our 2nd camp!! From this – inspired by the weekly exchange of stories at this virtual campfire – we spun off a new series Stories Around the Campfire featuring linguists who share their perspective on the challenges out there in the world that we can bring skills and passion to solving. For a limited time, catch up on all the stories that you missed right here at Career Linguist.com.
Kathryn Ticknor: Linguistics Researcher focused on Health (find her on Twitter at @ticktalkco )
Julia McAnallen: about market research and her background in career services
Hannah Phinney: talking about her work at Samsung Research
Mackenzie Price: on framing and being a discourse analyst in a school of business
Stay tuned early in the New Year for an announcement about the launch of a new networking platform for our Career Linguist community, and for now here’s one last “here’s to what’s next!” for 2017!