The changing resume as explored with the SPEAKING grid

In thinking through the changes that are happening to resumes (and the contexts in which this document is typically encountered), Hymes’ SPEAKING grid mnemonic provides a means for capturing and organizing some of the more salient developments. S – setting P – participants E – ends A – acts K – key I – instrumentalities […]

Linguist’s poem

Every linguistic choice carries meaning precisely because to say anything at all means NOT saying a variety of other things. Thus, when a linguist listens, she hears: what was said what wasn’t what you could have said but didn’t Linguists are always paying attention to all of the above simultaneously, so it is never “just” […]

Pocket Examples

Among the things you should have ready for the job search are: “Pocket examples;” these are little stories that exemplify how you work, how you think, and what you are passionate about. Here I will share some of my thoughts about how to find, polish and deliver them in a job searching context. I call them […]

Laurel Sutton

Career Profile: Naming The Career Profiles in Linguistics section regularly highlights career paths taken by linguists. If you would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a future profile, please contact Career Linguist. Laurel Sutton is one of the founders of Catchword. She was recently profiled in this interview on 99 percent invisible, where she gives a […]