Translating Linguistics – a webinar for jobseeking linguists hosted by the LSA

Translating Linguistics: A view from the other side of the table what job-seeking linguists can learn from a recruiter  A webinar for the Linguistics Society of America’s Special Interest Group – Linguistics Beyond Academia Wed, July 27th 2016 3pm EST http://davidrobinson.enterthemeeting.com/m/FKF9MXCE   Panel Discussion Melissa Reitkopp (Executive Recruiter) Anastasia Nylund (Program Director – MA in […]

What are your favorite career books?

Career linguist community: I am pulling together an annotated resource for jobseekers of resource books that people have found to be particularly useful.  Send me your recommendations of favorite books on these themes (or suggest others) to @careerlinguist: Work Career Exploration Careers for Linguists Advice for PhDs Resumes Cover Letters Interviews LinkedIn Storytelling I look […]

LSA to Host Webinar on Linguistic Entrepreneurship

Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00 PM Eastern The LSA is pleased to offer a new webinar sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Linguistics Beyond Academia.  Learn more about career paths for linguists and alternatives to academic-related careers. Attend the Linguistic Entrepreneurship webinar and hear from presenters who are using their linguistics degrees in unique or […]

Skills: awareness of discursive othering

Cuing into language that is particularly “othering” or unnecessarily alienating – in the style of “us” vs. “them” can be quite powerful because it can help highlight moments where language is being perhaps unintentionally exclusionary.  Such awareness is an important way to avoid miscommunication and also to build trust and understanding, especially in cross-cultural encounters. […]

Skills: attention to questions

In many workplace settings, questions are unconsciously avoided for many reasons. Questions are often seen as being the enemy to efficiency because they introduce complexity, they introduce ambiguity, but life is complex and ambiguous. Only by asking questions do we arrive at a closer understanding of the truth. And so we ask “What does X […]

Skills: listening

We lead with listening Because we look at communication with an eye to improving understanding and improving relationships, we listen for what people really care about.  We can take on the perspective of the other person in an interaction and we know how to peel back to get at underlying assumptions.  Additionally, because we are […]