In our newest “how can we help you?” thread, Perennial Candidate writes:
Since this year’s job market is shifting into the next phase (fly-outs, offers), I wonder if it’s time to revisit stories from people who have left academia — how they knew it was time, what they’re doing now, their feelings on the transition, whether they’re thriving. I think it might be helpful to those of us who are pondering how to prioritize our career development in the new year.
This is an excellent query, and it would be great to crowdsource more stories like these. We put together an Alt-Ac Transition Tips series and Alt-Ac Workshop series a while back featuring some helpful stories, and have a more general continuing Alt-Ac series that the OP may find helpful.
One reader submitted the following reply to the OP:
May I humbly suggest my podcast which interviews PhDs and almost-PhDs from humanities fields who now work in the alt-ac. Although it’s not focused on philosophy, a number of my guests happen to be philosophers (because I’m in philosopher’s circles, I suppose). https://offcampus.buzzsprout.com
This podcast looks really great. Do any other readers have stories of their own or links to stories to share? It would be great, in particular, to hear answers to the OP’s specific queries (“how they knew it was time, what they’re doing now, their feelings on the transition, whether they’re thriving”).
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