How Can I Apply My Anthropology Experience to Get the Job I Want?

Wow! That’s such a relevant question for those on the job market. Our job search as practicing anthropologists is unique. Unlike other job seekers with degrees in fields that sell themselves, we anthropologists have to explain the value of our research methods, technical skills, and understanding of human behavior. As I focused my job search as a User Experience (UX) researcher, I found myself overwhelmed with what I did not know: where to look for jobs; how to market myself; how to explain the value of anthropological research? I even had to learn what “job descriptions” to apply for and [...]