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2 Skills
2 Interests
2 Dream Jobs
Anna Marie Trester
Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
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What’s in a frame?
Q: “You
study
linguistics?”
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 not really “what can you do
with a degree in linguistics?”,
but “what do you want to do”
and let’s think about how
lin...

OK, well, it’s really two
questions…..
Career Education
 Learn where others
have found
professional expression
of their...

Build a career
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 Skills (identifying those which are transferrable)
 Stories (Finding, Listening and Telling them)
 Testing things ou...

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Linguist, know thyself!
 Skills and Abilities you possess
 Your Values and Interests
 Type of work you might like to ...
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Source: Karen Newhouse Beyond the Ivory Tower
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BRIGHTEN
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“business”
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Management Consulting
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Research

Frameworks Institute
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Internships
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MY internship!

 Verilogue, a healthcare communication research
firm:
https://www.smartrecruiters.com/VerilogueInc/75
766594-linguistic...
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Government

Smithsonian Institution
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FBI

Census Bureau
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General way-coolness
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Healthcare
Communication
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Verilogue
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Technology

Social Media strategy
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Entrepreneurship
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entrepreurship
Communication in the workplace
or other institutional setting
plays a crucial part in how that
organisati...
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Non-profits
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Education Research
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 NETWORKING
 Prof. associations /Informational interviews
The job search process
 APPLYING
 RESEARCH
 Figuring out ...

 NETWORKING
 Prof. associations
/Informational
interviews
STORIES & the job
search process
 APPLYING
 RESEARCH
 Fig...
Some contexts to think about
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Texts that comprise the
job search
Resume
Written “spiels”:
Cover Letter
LinkedIn profile
Oral “Spiels”:
Elevator pitch
...
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Academic job search
CV
Written “spiels”:
Cover Letter
Academia.edu profile
Oral “Spiels”:
Elevator pitch
“Pocket example...
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From:
“I want this job”
To:
“This is why you need me”
Cover Letters
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Networking

Pocket examples
 Little stories that
SHOW you exhibiting
qualities you are telling
them you possess
 For any job
inter...

Deploying your stories
Informational
Interviews
Elevators
External
Events
JOB FAIRS!
Job
Interviews
YOUR STORIES
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Job interviews
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 I advocate for beginning with a specific moment. A
moment when you made a decision, or had a
realization, or an intera...

 Look at the major turning points in your narrative Find a
way to present agency, that positive outcomes were the
resul...
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 Metaphor
 Re-frame
 Deictic Shifts
 Focus on Narrative
Why? Because THEY
need you!
Claiming Agency!
“Tell Me About Yourself”
And stay in touch!
amt23@georgetown.edu
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 mlc.linguistics.georgetown.edu
 Your career center (help them help you)
 Alum from your dep’t
 Something to do NOW:...
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What can you do with a degree in linguistics?

  1. 1. Write out 2 Skills 2 Interests 2 Dream Jobs
  2. 2. Anna Marie Trester Department of Linguistics Georgetown University
  3. 3.  What’s in a frame? Q: “You study linguistics?”
  4. 4.   not really “what can you do with a degree in linguistics?”, but “what do you want to do” and let’s think about how linguistics can get you there! Reframe!!
  5. 5.  OK, well, it’s really two questions….. Career Education  Learn where others have found professional expression of their skills and training  Where the linguists are Professional self- presentation  Bring your awareness of language and communication to the texts and interactions that comprise the job search  Resume  Cover letter  LinkedIn profile etc.
  6. 6.  Build a career
  7. 7.   Skills (identifying those which are transferrable)  Stories (Finding, Listening and Telling them)  Testing things out….(make the best decision with data you have at the time) …..and all of this is really all about: It’s about three things
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  10. 10.  Linguist, know thyself!  Skills and Abilities you possess  Your Values and Interests  Type of work you might like to do (work environment, job tasks, colleagues, schedule, routine, etc. etc. etc.)
  11. 11.  Source: Karen Newhouse Beyond the Ivory Tower
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
  15. 15. BRIGHTEN
  16. 16.  “business”
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20.  Management Consulting
  21. 21.  Research
  22. 22.  Frameworks Institute
  23. 23.  Internships
  24. 24.  MY internship!
  25. 25.   Verilogue, a healthcare communication research firm: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/VerilogueInc/75 766594-linguistic-intern- Gap International, a management consulting firm (founded by a linguist) contact me if interested More internships
  26. 26.  Government
  27. 27.  Smithsonian Institution
  28. 28.  FBI
  29. 29.  Census Bureau
  30. 30.  General way-coolness
  31. 31.
  32. 32.  Healthcare Communication
  33. 33.  Verilogue
  34. 34.  Technology
  35. 35.  Social Media strategy
  36. 36.  Entrepreneurship
  37. 37.  entrepreurship Communication in the workplace or other institutional setting plays a crucial part in how that organisation functions, and when things go wrong, they can go wrong in a big way. Planes can crash, patients can die, suspects can escape because of miscommunication. I want to help you eliminate these potentials for error. As a trained linguist and anthropologist, I can look at the way your organisation works, and offer suggestions and advice for improvements and alterations, to help you work better.
  38. 38.  Non-profits
  39. 39.  Education Research
  40. 40.   NETWORKING  Prof. associations /Informational interviews The job search process  APPLYING  RESEARCH  Figuring out what you want to do
  41. 41.   NETWORKING  Prof. associations /Informational interviews STORIES & the job search process  APPLYING  RESEARCH  Figuring out what you want to do Story finding Story listening Story telling
  42. 42. Some contexts to think about
  43. 43.  Texts that comprise the job search Resume Written “spiels”: Cover Letter LinkedIn profile Oral “Spiels”: Elevator pitch “Pocket example” narratives TMAY
  44. 44.  Academic job search CV Written “spiels”: Cover Letter Academia.edu profile Oral “Spiels”: Elevator pitch “Pocket example” narratives TMAY
  45. 45.  From: “I want this job” To: “This is why you need me” Cover Letters
  46. 46.  Networking
  47. 47.  Pocket examples  Little stories that SHOW you exhibiting qualities you are telling them you possess  For any job interview, you want to have at least 5 prepared
  48. 48.  Deploying your stories Informational Interviews Elevators External Events JOB FAIRS! Job Interviews YOUR STORIES
  49. 49.  Job interviews
  50. 50.   I advocate for beginning with a specific moment. A moment when you made a decision, or had a realization, or an interaction that set you on a path, that motivated a journey.  For linguists, this could be how you discovered linguistics, or the reason you decided to become a linguist.  My stories: how I came to take my first class in linguistics, when I was told not to pursue the subject it at the graduate level because there were no jobs, how I convinced my employer to pay for my MA, my first job as a linguistic consultant, or my employment post PhD. Some thoughts about stories
  51. 51.   Look at the major turning points in your narrative Find a way to present agency, that positive outcomes were the result of your:  Decision  Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities  Strength of character  Steadfast intention  NOT  Luck  Accident  Someone else’s help (at least not wholly) In your narratives
  52. 52.   Metaphor  Re-frame  Deictic Shifts  Focus on Narrative Why? Because THEY need you! Claiming Agency!
  53. 53. “Tell Me About Yourself”
  54. 54. And stay in touch! amt23@georgetown.edu
  55. 55.
  56. 56.   mlc.linguistics.georgetown.edu  Your career center (help them help you)  Alum from your dep’t  Something to do NOW: get in More Resources

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