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So what are you going to do with that? : a guide to career-changing for M.A.'s and Ph. D.'s

A Ph.D.'s guide to finding career happiness and satisfaction outside of academia offers practical advice on how to turn a hard-earned degree into a profitable job. Original. 12,500 first printing.
Print Book, English, 2001
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2001
vii, 165 pages ; 21 cm
9780374526214, 0374526214
Will I Have to Wear a Suit?: Rethinking Life After Graduate School
Getting Your Head Ready
Should I Finish My Dissertation?
How to Use Your Grad-School Years Wisely
Whodunit? And How Can I Do It Too?
So What Am I Going to Do?
Five Myths About Postacademic Careers
Five Questions for Rethinking Graduate School
Your Eclectic Mix
Postacademic Profile: Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR's Car Talk, Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering
How Do I Figure Out What Else to Do?: Soul-Searching Before Job Searching
Take Inventory
Break It Down
Looking Backward: Seven Stories
The Bookstore at the End of the Mind
"This Is Your Brain on Graduate School"
No Need for a Number-Two Pencil
Where Are All Those Ph. D.'s, Anyway?
Create Your Own Possibilities
Postacademic Profile: David Rosengarten, Television Cooking-Show Host, Ph. D. in Theater History
Testing the Waters: Information Interviews and Internships
Information Interviews
Getting Your Feet Wet: Internships, Part-Time Jobs, and Volunteer Work
So When Do I Start Looking for a Job?
Postacademic Profile: Shannon Mrksich, Patent Attorney, Ph. D. in Chemistry
This Might Hurt a Bit: Turning a CV into a Resume
Getting Ready to Write a Resume
Writing a Resume: The First Draft
A Few More Words of Advice
After You've Drafted a Resume
Case Studies and Sample Resumes
Cover Letters That Will Get You Hired
Postacademic Profile: Bryan Garman, High-School Teacher, Ph. D. in American Studies
Sweaty Palms, Warm Heart: How to Turn an Interview into a Job
How to Land a Job Interview
Before the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
What If the Interview Doesn't Go Well?
The Job Offer (or Lack Thereof)
Adjusting to Your New Job
Postacademic Profile: Annie Hurlbut, Founder of Peruvian Connection, A.B.D. in Anthropology
Web Sites About Postacademic Careers