You can listen to episode 6 of the Unemployed Philosopher’s Podcast right now!
In this episode, I interview Julie Clarenbach. Julie runs Escape the Ivory Tower, a site dedicated to helping people transition from the academy to meaningful non-academic jobs. She has a PhD in rhetoric and embarked on an academic career, but left a tenure-track job in technical and professional writing to pursue non-academic work. As a result of her experience, she is now a career coach who specializes in helping PhD’s find fulfillment in non-academic careers. In Julie’s own words, “because I had the experience of being in and then leaving academia — with all of the heartbreak, identity dissolution, and social isolation that entailed — I’m passionate about helping people negotiate that transition with support, with hope, and even with grace.” We chat about how to deal with the emotional aspects of leaving academia, how to negotiate the transition from academic to non-academic careers, and Julie will also share some practical tips on writing a successful resume and cover letter. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks to Julie for being my guest this month.
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