Ten Things – a jobseeker’s tutorial

Job-seeking linguists, invest in yourself by thinking about what comes next! Ten Things a short, lively and engaging tutorial with concrete ideas for jobsearching $10 for yourself or for the jobseeking linguist in your life You are already on a career path, so it is not about deciding which path to take, it is about …

Virtual participcation in the Linguistics Beyond Academia kick-off event

On September 24th, 6-7:00 pm (EST), we will be hosting our kick-off event for the newly formed LSA Special Interest group, “Linguistics Beyond Academia” We would like to invite those of you who are not in DC to join us virtually (through go-to-meeting) to hear about the professional paths of linguists who use their linguistics …

The business of language podcast

Am thrilled to have recenlty become aware of Tammy Bjelland’s Business of Language blog and podcast.  A self-identified “linguapreneur” Tammy has created these resources to be a space “where business ideas and love of language come together.”  She shares advice, experiences, and training with language professionals One recent post “where to find language jobs” is …

“Linguists In Industry” panel at the LSA

Our Annual Meeting panel on “Linguists In Industry”, featuring linguists from Google, Microsoft and other leading companies, has been posted online. LSA members (login required) can watch the panel at http://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/linguists-industry-full-video. The five linguists on the panel spoke about their work, gave advice to students pursuing careers in industry, and answered questions from the audience: …

Great series on WAMU on DC Tech this weekend

This Week On Metro Connection, there are a whole series of stories about D.C. Tech. You can listen to the whole program here or check out some of the individual sections relevant to the Career Linguist audience: Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub? Looking for Work? Cybersecurity Firms Are Hiring …

Career advice from Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi

I was saddened this week to learn that Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk had died, but have been reminded by all of the celebrations of his life that I have been hearing this week, that he really set a tremendous example with his work life, in creating a career that he thoroughly loved, he inspired …