Anthropology Graduate's Guide From Student to a Career

ISBN-10: 1598745697
ISBN-13: 9781598745696
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 269
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

A practical guide for graduating anthropology students on how to present their anthropological knowledge, skills, and abilities to employers to begin a career.

Acknowledgments
From Student to a Career
Introduction (Why You Need this Book)
Going for It
The Myth Perpetuated
Stories
Organization of This Book
Why Us?
How We Came to Write This Book
Contributors
Preparation
Getting Organized
Introduction
Before You Begin
The Journal
The Portfolio
Personal Contract
Summary
For the Portfolio
I Want to Be an Anthropologist
Introduction
Why Anthropology?
Anthropology
To the Nth Degree
Mixing and Matching
Academic versus Applied
Career Stories
Summary
For the Portfolio
Professional Qualifications, Standards, and Ethics
Introduction
Professionalism and How to Achieve It
Member Organizations
Professional Qualifications and Standards
Ethics
Professional Identity
Summary
For the Portfolio
Past Jobs and Future Careers
Introduction
Linking Past to Present
What Exactly Do You Want to Do?
Where Are Jobs Posted?
Summary
For the Portfolio
Development
The Road Map
Introduction
Transitions, More than Chance
Summary
For the Portfolio
The R�sum�, Curriculum Vita, and Biographical Statement
Introduction
R�sum�
The Curriculum Vita
Biographical Statement
Summary
For the Portfolio
Letters That Will Get You the Job
Introduction
Letters of Application
Lettes of Introduction
Letters of Reference
Summary
For the Portfolio
Applying for the Job
Introduction
What to Send in Your Application Packet
Interviewing
Summary
For the Portfolio
Set Yourself Apart
Internships and Volunteering
Introduction
Internships
Volunteering
Summary
For the Portfolio
Communication
Introduction
Learning Styles
Cultural Influences on Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Writing and Written Communication
Other Communication Caveats
Summary
For the Portfolio
Paying Your Dues: Organizations and Conferences
Introduction
Membership
Presenting
Networking and Mentors
Volunteering
Summary
For the Portfolio
Academic Options
Introduction
Employers Inside of Academia
Institutions of Higher Education
Ranks of Academic Positions
Types of Academic Faculty
Tenured and Tenure-Track Positions
Summary
For the Portfolio
Getting an Academic Job
Introduction
Finding the Jobs
Research the Employer
Job Announcements
Components of an Application
Making the First Cut
You've Gotten the Job Offer!
Summary
For the Portfolio
Keeping the Portfolio
Introduction
Maintaining the Portfolio
In Conclusion
Reflection
A Partial List of Current Anthropology Employers
Anthropologist Career Stories
Resources
Samples and Examples
References
Index
About the Authors

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