So What Are You Going to Do with That? : A Guide to Career-Changing for M.A.'s and Ph.D's

ISBN-10: 0374526214

ISBN-13: 9780374526214

Edition: 1st 2001

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A guide for Ph.D.s and Ph.D. candidates to getting a job outside the academy With the current dearth of tenure-track positions in academia, graduate students are more than ever in need of a guide to the alternative job market. Ph. D.'s take heart! As Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius convincingly show you, you are more marketable than you might expect. Academics, whether they have completed a doctorate or not, already have the requisite skills to thrive beyond the academy. This comprehensive, practical, and potentially life-changing guide will help you find your way in the postacademic world. The authors' advice is based on personal experience. Both have gone on to rewarding postacademic careers. They have conducted hundreds of interviews with former graduate students and professors, from every academic specialty. Their stories, combined with a wealth of practical advice, from the creation of a resume to interview etiquette, make this book an inspiring and useful tool.
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Book details

Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Susan Basalla has a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and works as a medical journalist.

Maggie Debelius, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, is an editor for an Internet start-up company. They live in the Washington, D.C., area.

Introduction
Will I Have to Wear a Suit?: Rethinking Life After Graduate School
Getting Your Head Ready
Should I Finish My Dissertation?
How to Use Your Grad-School Years Wisely
Whodunit? And How Can I Do It Too?
So What Am I Going to Do?
Five Myths About Postacademic Careers
Five Questions for Rethinking Graduate School
Your Eclectic Mix
Postacademic Profile: Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR's Car Talk, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
How Do I Figure Out What Else to Do?: Soul-Searching Before Job Searching
Take Inventory
Break It Down
Looking Backward: Seven Stories
The Bookstore at the End of the Mind
"This Is Your Brain on Graduate School"
No Need for a Number-Two Pencil
Where Are All Those Ph.D.'s, Anyway?
Create Your Own Possibilities
Postacademic Profile: David Rosengarten, Television Cooking-Show Host, Ph.D. in Theater History
Testing the Waters: Information Interviews and Internships
Information Interviews
Getting Your Feet Wet: Internships, Part-Time Jobs, and Volunteer Work
So When Do I Start Looking for a Job?
Postacademic Profile: Shannon Mrksich, Patent Attorney, Ph.D. in Chemistry
This Might Hurt a Bit: Turning a CV into a Resume
Getting Ready to Write a Resume
Writing a Resume: The First Draft
A Few More Words of Advice
After You've Drafted a Resume
Case Studies and Sample Resumes
Cover Letters That Will Get You Hired
Postacademic Profile: Bryan Garman, High-School Teacher, Ph.D. in American Studies
Sweaty Palms, Warm Heart: How to Turn an Interview into a Job
How to Land a Job Interview
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
What If the Interview Doesn't Go Well?
The Job Offer (or Lack Thereof)
Adjusting to Your New Job
Postacademic Profile: Annie Hurlbut, Founder of Peruvian Connection, A.B.D. in Anthropology
Conclusion
Appendix
Web Sites About Postacademic Careers
Recommended Career Guides
Acknowledgments
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