I love the perspective shared by Samantha Beaver in this recent interview with with Rebecca Shields, academic advisor for Language Sciences at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. Samantha talks about a move “from a posture of searching to one of exercising agency!”
….you are actually empowered to create your own opportunities within roles that you might have. It’s a perspective shift: you can create an opportunity to do linguistics within a role, because you have particular skills that you bring with you wherever you go. It’s a great way to take back control.
I talke about a version of this in the shift in deictic center we want to enact in our cover letters….
How do you think about it?
How are you changing your perspective?