interesting jobs

Interviews with people with interesting jobs — including a matchmaker, prison librarian, and more.

interview with a prison librarian

Recently, a commenter, Oryx, mentioned that she used to work as a prison librarian, and I wanted to learn more. She graciously agreed to do an interview for us, and here’s the Q&A. How did you end up in the job? And how long were you there? I answered an ad I found through Indeed.com, but […]

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interview with a former professional matchmaker

Recently I discovered that a commenter here, Lauren, used to work as a professional matchmaker, and you can’t reveal that kind of info to me without me insisting on knowing more. Luckily, she graciously agreed to be interviewed, and here’s our Q&A. How did you end up in this job? And how long were you […]

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interview with a lab worker at the Arctic Circle

Recently, a commenter mentioned that her dad is a lab supervisor in a mine at the Arctic Circle, and there was a clamor to learn more. Her dad graciously agreed to do an interview for us. Here’s the Q&A — with much thanks to Kevin Lackey, who works at Teck Alaska, Red Dog Mine. (By […]

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interview with a former receptionist at a legal brothel

Last week, I answered a question from a reader wondering how to list her job as a receptionist at a brothel (which is legal in her state) on her resume. Since that’s an industry not typically discussed in the context of workplace advice, I thought it would be interesting to talk to her about how she […]

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an interview with me

Reader Kristin Van Dorn recently interviewed me for a class she’s taking, and she posted the interview here. We talked about how Ask a Manager started, writing style, and more.

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