The Invention of Career

Last week, I visited Southampton University to give WiSET’s Annual Campbell Lecture. I was asked to talk about my career, which initially was a bit of an alarming prospect because my career is hardly what one could call a shining example of how to run your professional life. However, I came up with an angle – the idea that we invent our careers both metaphorically through the stories we tell and literally by creating new jobs that didn’t exist before. The talk’s now up on line, and is about 45 mins long. You can watch it on our blog:

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