Career Exploration: Resources for Getting Started

What can you do with that? These resources are designed to help you start thinking about what a career means to you, what type of career you’d like to pursue, and how you might want to incorporate linguistics into your field of choice.

Brainstorming Careers: For Linguists

Career View: Linguistics (created by Victoria University of Wellington)

Career Paths for Linguists (Created by MLC’s original Co-Directors Deborah Schiffrin and Anna Marie Trester)

Why Major in Linguistics? (created by the Linguistics Society of America)


Advice and Suggestions

Versatile PhD: Forums for graduate-degree holders (in all disciplines) looking for non-academic careers.

Brazen Careerist: A blog which bills itself as giving “advice at the intersection between work and life”.

Canada Work Preference Quiz: A site designed to help you explore your interests and the way you like to work (important aspects to consider in deciding on a career direction). Employee insights on thousands of companies, plus regularly updated career advice information.

Candidate’s Chair: A practical guide to job search and networking for candidates by candidates.

Wet Feet: Our mission is to equip job seekers like you with the advice, research, and inspiration you need to plan and achieve a successful career.

Career Stuff You Should Know: A blog maintained by Darryl Stevens, the Assistant Director of the Career Center at UC Riverside. Useful information about salary ranges, career exploration, informational interviewing, etc.

Beyond Academe: The site includes useful information including tips on transforming a CV into a resume, beginning and conducting a job search, as well a whole host of other information.

O*Net: detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!