Chapter 2 examines the consequences of my decision to voluntarily leave my position at Harvard University for family reasons. It analyzes the success and failures of my job search, focusing on both the psychological consequences and personal difficulties associated with a prolonged period of unemployment and a difficult job search. The chapter concludes with a collection of dos and don’ts of contemporary job searching for information professionals.
It often seems that the greatest changes in our lives come from incidents that at the time seem rather minor. My path to career change and the ...