Resources for jobseekers

10 things – a short, motivational tutorial with ideas about how you can kickstart your jobsearch RIGHT NOW!!!

book coverMy forthcoming book.  Available by the Spring 2017, a guide for linguists looking to apply their skills and training in linguistics to the task for searching for a job and finding a career!


Here on this blog, I also share lots of resources about the genres of professional self-presentation that you are going to be needing to use to present yourself and of course, the one-stop shop for everything Career Exploration, Career Education, and Professional self-presentation:  LinkedIn!!!

Some of the biggies:



About Skills



Communities to Join
Ling-outside a google group for Alt-Ac Linguists
Versatile PhD – a resource for graduate students preparing for non-academic careers
On LinkedIn, find the group called meta-talk founded by MLC alumna Sonia Checchia

Professional Associations for Linguists:
The LINGUIST List, housed at Eastern Michigan University, bills itself as “The world’s largest on-line linguistic resource.” The Jobs area of the site offers position listings in private industry and academia. People and Organizations includes links to 207 linguistic societies and professional associations related to Linguistics worldwide. The Linguist List also provides an FAQ on lx as a career.
Linguistic Society of America Housed in Washington, D.C. the LSA is the largest linguistic society in the world. Membership is required to search their jobs site, but resources accessible to the public include this piece on Jobs and Interviewing in Linguistics.
American Association of Applied Linguistics
American Anthropological Association

A tremendous resource from Victoria University Wellington:

Career View – Linguistics

Want to explore careers broadly, and learn about informational interviewing while you are at it?  Check out Careers Out There a collection of interviews from a range of industries and professional worlds.