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HIgher Ed Career Coach: Careers Outside Academia

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Sean Cook

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At some point, many educators find themselves looking at career options outside of academia. There are many reasons one might consider doing so...feeling stuck in a career rut, a change in interests, new opportunities that arise through networking, or perceptions of "greener grass" just beyond the academy walls.

But how should you go about deciding on a career outside of higher education? What do you need to consider in putting together a plan for making a successful transition?

In this edition of the podcast, we'll get perspectives from Dr. Laurence Shatkin, who made a successful transition to the  corporate world after several years as an adjunct.

In his current position as Senior Product Developer for JIST Publishing, Shatkin researches career topics and writes books, including "The Sequel: How to Change Your Career Without Starting Over." You can find more information about Dr. Shatkin and his books at shatkin.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @LaurenceShatkin