Some questions to ask about a job
(eg computer languages....?)
specific retraining for physicists
resources on web
journals with ads
relevant placement agencies
list of specific places one can apply to (i will contact them and
ask if it is ok to list them before putting them on
a web site, if i ever get around to making the site)
what sort of person could one ask to find out more about career, what
could one read, if one didn't know anyone personally in this field?
is there anyone specific to ask?
anything specific to read?
goals, aims of work
what sorts of things do people do all day?
what kinds of backgrounds,training do people in the field have?
characterizations:(ie is there a lot of this involved, not much?)
managerial:people, ideas, things, other
how much persuading others, entrepreneurial
those with similar goals
those one is trying to sell to
emphasis on precision
clearly defined goals/person-to-person dependent
how many people one interacts with daily, long term
how many doing similar things, how many doing others
is there a community-if so, who is in it,
local/international, very specialized, what do they consider
their role to be for people in it, in the world at large?
how much travelling
how much moving within same career to different jobs
how much colleagues moving around
how much turnover
is there a standard career track with some sort of security at end?
what does person getting most respect and encouragement/prestige in this job
look like? ideal person for this i.e. type of person best suited for this?
types of people who will have a hard time if they want to do this?
is a need for this sort of job going to grow, or are they retrenching,
or is it unclear?
hours flexibility (tolerated, encouraged, not discussed)
best things about it:
worst things about it: