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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Searching for a Job Outside of Academia

Searching for a job outside of academia when you have a PhD can create a dissonance inside your head because of the following contradictions:

  • The emotional part of your brain (left side?) tells you that your education, intelligence, and persistence qualifies you for a high-level high-paying job
  • At the same time, the rational part of your brain tells you that your skills and experience qualify you only for an entry-level job