I saw this story from Southern Illinois University Carbondale this morning, about recruiting “volunteers” to adjunct for them. Um, whut? “Qualified alumni would not teach entire courses, but might deliver an individual lecture, lead a seminar discussion, mentor students or contribute to thesis committees.” Um. Again, what?
Once you have done your research and figured out what kind of work you want, where and how do you start to find jobs in that field?
It’s hard enough to figure out all your career stuff, so for the moment, you don’t also need to burden yourself with figuring out your rest-of-your-life career options. For now, just go get a job. Any job.
When you work in an academic line of work, at some point, you may find yourself facing credential regret. Credential regret is the career form of opportunity cost (an economic concept in which making one choice prevents the gain you could have gotten from selecting another alternative). Credential regret is that sinking feeling that your time spent pursuing …
I encourage clients to spend the majority of their efforts taking a good hard look at what they innately are interested in. Then we’ll find a way to make that path work, rather than try to make themselves fit into a career that earns more.
Just like you change over time, your feelings about and relationship with your work will change over time, too. It took me forever, but I finally realized and processed that it was okay that my feelings towards my museum career had faded.