I am not quite sure why people prefer to remain anonymous or hesitant when searching for answers for a job, career, or self-assessment.
there may be some instances if you are applying for another job and you
don't want your current employer to know. Having said that, that in
itself means there is a lack of communication somewhere. If you are not
happy with your job, try to address why and try changing the job within
Or perhaps you feel "embarrassed" to
be asking questions about career and life. Perhaps there is a voice
saying "How could I not know? I am a PhD!" Please do not feel that way.
Everyone has career development and transition issues more than once in
their life. Life is never a straight path. No need to feel inadequate
about asking for some directions. I still do! And so do many mid and late career scientists.
If you have questions about career directions and would
like some help, coming out of the shell with good questions is more than
likely going to help you more. Because more than likely, somebody else
is in the same shoes and wanting to ask the exact same question. To
those who ask, the answers will come. And if there is a name and face
behind the inquiry, key people will remember you and that extends your