Ask Dr. Lindsay

A mix of blog posts about career and academic issues, tips and tricks for getting ahead, and social commentary.

How to Make a Career Change

If you're looking to make a career change, the best way to set yourself up for success is to be as methodical as possible. In this [pretty long] post, I go over an 8-step process that can get you started on a new career path.

Is it the Job or is it You?

It's normal for people to dislike their jobs, but sometimes it has nothing to do with the job itself. In this post, I go over how to tell if your job is really the culprit or it other factors (aka: YOU) are sabotaging your workplace satisfaction.

[SCS] Six Ways ‘Hidden Figures’ Gave Me My Whole Life

This week’s self-care activity was a morning movie date to see Hidden Figures. Spoiler alert: It was amazing. Read on to hear why! [But don’t read on if you haven’t seen the movie but plan to. Just come back when you see it. Some details are best seen on screen.]

All About Informational Interviewing

Informational interviews are great ways to connect with people while gathering more info on a career path that interests you. In this post, I'll share everything you need to know about this super helpful career exploration strategy.

[SCS Recap] A Rainbow Hat for The Hubs

In this first post of my new series Self-Care Saturday Recap, I crochet my husband a hat. Peeps the pics and stay tuned for more fun!

The Requisite “End of the Year” Blog Post

In my final post for 2016, I give you 3 things I learned this year and 3 goals that I have for the next. Thanks for reading!

Your ‘New Year, New Job’ Toolbox

If your new years resolutions involve a new job, this post is for you! In it, I highlight a bevy of resources that I created that will help you fulfill this goal in the new year. Don't need it now? Bookmark it! Who knows what 2017 will bring.

Productivity Tip: Weekly To-Do Lists FTW

If you're looking for a strategy that combines the urgency of a daily to-do list with the flexibility of a monthly one, this post is for you. In it, I go into how making weekly to-do lists has helped me be more productive than ever. Click through for the journey!

Three [More] Ways to Address Employment Gaps

Since you can't go back in time to address your employment gaps, you need to find ways to work through them so that you can move forward in your career. This post gives you 3 ways to do that (and links to an important fourth from another post)!

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