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Anna Marie Trester
Department of Linguistics
Georgetown University
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Texts that comprise the
job search
Resume
Written “spiels”:
Cover Letter
LinkedIn profile
Oral “Spiels”:
Elevator pitch
...

 1) Deixis: the need for enacting a shift in perspective from
that of student to professional, from focusing on why you...

 “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”
(where people work with degrees in linguistics)
 How Linguistics Can Take you there
 A ch...
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Introductions
Skill
Interest
Dream Job

Oh The Places You’ll Go
Where do people get jobs with a degree in Linguistics anyways?
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Management Consulting
Marni Myers
Strategic
Communications
Phan Connolly
Human Capital
Consulting
Ryan Connolly
Associat...
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Center for Applied
Linguistics
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Language Advocacy
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Smithsonian Institution
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Research
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Frameworks Institute
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Fors Marsh

American Institute of
Physics
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AAPOR

SEIU
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Verilogue

Social Media strategy
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Education
20
How can I integrate my knowledge
regarding the importance of phonemic
awareness to reading development into a
career?

21
Traditional Teacher Education
Moats (1994: 82): “The findings of reading researchers, however, are likely to
have lit...
22
Non-Profit Organizations Need Help Too
Jumpstart for Young Children
Reading is Fundamental
826DC
Literacy Council of Mo...
23
Don’t Forget the People with the Money!
Grant-Makers
PNC Grow Up Great!
The McKnight Foundation
The Barbara Bush Founda...
24
Government
Depts of Education
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Government

FBI

Census Bureau

General way-coolness
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“business”

PR (Political messaging)

Translation

Time Warner

Corporate Executive
Board (CEB)
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“entrepreneurship”

“You Say Tomato”
Communication in the workplace
or other institutional setting
plays a crucial part in how that
organisa...

Questions for you:
 How do I influence
what the world
knows about my
skills & interests? • How do I apply my
training i...

Why?
Because
THEY
need YOU!
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 “pointing elements” in language which reveal
contextual information about speaker/hearer and
their relationship
 For ...
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 S Support. Have I supported every claim to experience
with an illustration of what that experience looked like in that...
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From
“I want this job”
to
“This is why you need me”
Cover Letters

 Shift from thinking about getting out there to
being found
 Search for yourself
 What keywords would people use to f...

 Find a way to SHOW yourself doing what you TELL
you are capable of doing (imagery)
 When possible, share the voice of...
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 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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Deploying your stories
Informational
Interviews
Elevators
External
Events
JOB FAIRS!
Job
Interviews
YOUR STORIES
 Informational
Interviews
Elevators
External
Events
JOB FAIRS!
Job
Interviews
!!!!YOUR STORIES

Job interviews
“Tell Me About Yourself”
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  1. 1. Anna Marie Trester Department of Linguistics Georgetown University
  2. 2.  Texts that comprise the job search Resume Written “spiels”: Cover Letter LinkedIn profile Oral “Spiels”: Elevator pitch “Pocket example” narratives TMAY
  3. 3.   1) Deixis: the need for enacting a shift in perspective from that of student to professional, from focusing on why you want/need a particular job to thinking about why THEY want/need you.  2) Framing: the need to deconstruct some of the unproductive metaphors and framing which shape our thinking about the job hunt, and the notion of a perfect job and instead think in terms of tasks, responsibilities and duties; skills, interests and values.  3) Narrative: adopting a narrative approach helps the jobseeker better listen for and tell stories that resonate. Three core linguistic ideas here
  4. 4.   “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” (where people work with degrees in linguistics)  How Linguistics Can Take you there  A chance to practice (Tell Me About Yourself activity) Plan for today
  5. 5.  Introductions Skill Interest Dream Job
  6. 6.  Oh The Places You’ll Go Where do people get jobs with a degree in Linguistics anyways?
  7. 7.  Management Consulting Marni Myers Strategic Communications Phan Connolly Human Capital Consulting Ryan Connolly Associate, International Program Management Sonia Checchia Learning & Development Curriculum Manager
  8. 8.  Center for Applied Linguistics
  9. 9.  Language Advocacy
  10. 10.  Smithsonian Institution
  11. 11.  Research
  12. 12.  Frameworks Institute
  13. 13.  Fors Marsh
  14. 14.  American Institute of Physics
  15. 15.  AAPOR
  16. 16.  SEIU
  17. 17.  Verilogue
  18. 18.  Social Media strategy
  19. 19.  Education
  20. 20. 20 How can I integrate my knowledge regarding the importance of phonemic awareness to reading development into a career?
  21. 21.  21 Traditional Teacher Education Moats (1994: 82): “The findings of reading researchers, however, are likely to have little impact on practice unless practitioners can interpret and apply them. Consequently, the preparedness of teachers who must carry out linguistically informed, code-emphasis reading instruction is an increasingly important issue.” Lead program specialist “These are professional positions serving as the lead technical specialists for compliance monitoring, curriculum development, consultation and advice in Pre-K through High School education initiatives related to various Race-To-The-Top program areas to promote Maryland’s vision of school reform.”
  22. 22. 22 Non-Profit Organizations Need Help Too Jumpstart for Young Children Reading is Fundamental 826DC Literacy Council of Montgomery County International Reading Association ZERO TO THREE Pre-K Now NAEYC
  23. 23. 23 Don’t Forget the People with the Money! Grant-Makers PNC Grow Up Great! The McKnight Foundation The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Foundation for Child Development Annie E. Casey Foundation
  24. 24. 24 Government Depts of Education
  25. 25.  Government
  26. 26.  FBI
  27. 27.  Census Bureau
  28. 28.  General way-coolness
  29. 29.  “business”
  30. 30.  PR (Political messaging)
  31. 31.  Translation
  32. 32.  Time Warner
  33. 33.  Corporate Executive Board (CEB)
  34. 34.  “entrepreneurship”
  35. 35.  “You Say Tomato” 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.
  36. 36.  Questions for you:  How do I influence what the world knows about my skills & interests? • How do I apply my training in Sociolinguistics to my work?
  37. 37.  Why? Because THEY need YOU!
  38. 38.   “pointing elements” in language which reveal contextual information about speaker/hearer and their relationship  For example: Adverbs about time and place: here/there; then/now; up/down; Verbs and tenses that give info about the vantage point of the speaker: go/come; went/came; Pronouns that indicate inclusivity vs. exclusivity or “otherness” I, we, they, them Deixis
  39. 39.   S Support. Have I supported every claim to experience with an illustration of what that experience looked like in that context?  O Outcomes. Who benefitted from my work? Did I improve communication? Productivity? Efficiency? Morale? Systems? Effectiveness? Profits?  Q Quantification. Wheneevr possible, provide quantitative evidence, for example, if you are talking about teaching, how many students did you work with, how often? If you created a newsletter, for what size community from how many members did you collect updates? With what frequency? How many people read? Resume SOQs
  40. 40.  From “I want this job” to “This is why you need me” Cover Letters
  41. 41.   Shift from thinking about getting out there to being found  Search for yourself  What keywords would people use to find you?  Who does LinkedIn think is “like you”? LinkedIn / Academia.edu profile
  42. 42.   Find a way to SHOW yourself doing what you TELL you are capable of doing (imagery)  When possible, share the voice of others in describing you, your accomplishments (Constructed Dialogue) In pocket examples
  43. 43.   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
  44. 44.  Deploying your stories Informational Interviews Elevators External Events JOB FAIRS! Job Interviews YOUR STORIES
  45. 45.  Informational Interviews Elevators External Events JOB FAIRS! Job Interviews !!!!YOUR STORIES
  46. 46.  Job interviews
  47. 47. “Tell Me About Yourself”

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