Academics, especially, get really hung up on the idea that moving vertically - and that the right job *title* and the more *money* that comes along with that equals success. And I'm here to tell you that I know plenty of folks who have moved laterally - sometimes even for slightly less pay - just to be able to try something new and break into an area that is much more engaging for them. Success looks different for different people.
You can network from behind your keyboard. I've written about this a bit before, but today I'll walk you through a foolproof method for connecting with someone new via email.
ABDs and Master's students need alt-ac career advice too, in some ways even more than PhDs.
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.