Tips for starting a new job: Play the role of anthropologist

Image courtesy Understanding Science   In my search for advice on starting a new job, I encountered this 2006 article on Yahoo! Personal Finance by Jim Citrin, which suggests that the new employee "play the role of anthropologist" to get a good assessment of the company's organizational culture (and ideas for how to change it … Continue reading Tips for starting a new job: Play the role of anthropologist

Job interviews: don’t forget, you’re interviewing them, too!

In a previous post on job interview questions for people with social science backgrounds, I discussed a series of questions I recalled from my various interviews and the direction I went in with each of them. This time, I'd like to share the list of questions I referenced during the same interviews. These are the … Continue reading Job interviews: don’t forget, you’re interviewing them, too!

Reflections of an Un(der)employed Anthropologist

Yes, I drew this awesome picture using MS Paint. A discussion over at the AAA LinkedIn group got me thinking more about my own current situation with unemployment and underemployment as a newly minted anthropologist. The individual who started the discussion posted this question: Are there any other un-/underemployed anthropologists out there? What are we … Continue reading Reflections of an Un(der)employed Anthropologist