How Do I Focus my Job Search in Anthropology?

You have your degree—so now you want to find a job. The connection between career and degree seems to be getting harder to navigate. Should you focus on “soft skills” like interpersonal communication or teamwork? “Hard skills” like laboratory techniques or a particular degree title? Course work? Experiences? Interdisciplinary approaches? If your path is anything like mine, I am sure well-meaning people approached you to give their take on your degree or career trajectory. How do you shape a career? Use your anthropological skills to talk to people about the work they do and how they secured their employment. We [...]