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The Sociology of Doing Nothing, Probation and COVID-19

Image of Bucharest, Romania. A large white bus drives past in a whirl and large buildings are in the background. The street in the foreground are empty, and one man looks transparent and diminutive in the background

This is the second article from our special series on Applied Sociologists and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr Marian Badea works as a Probation Inspector in the social policy sector, in Bucharest, Romania. Marian analyses reports and coordinates activities of probation officers in 42 regions.… Continue Reading “The Sociology of Doing Nothing, Probation and COVID-19”

Using Applied Sociology to Provide Care to Student Residents During COVID-19

Two young people stand together wearing COVID-19 face masks. On the left is a White man and on the right is a Black woman

This is the first article from our special series, Applied Sociologists and the Covid-19 Pandemic. Benjamin Drury works as a Resident Head, in the not-for-profit sector (service delivery), in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Writing in April 2020, Benjamin discusses how his role looking after the… Continue Reading “Using Applied Sociology to Provide Care to Student Residents During COVID-19”

Call for Submissions: Applied Sociologists and the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Poster cut out image of medical surgeons looking down. They wear masks

I work in a policy team responding to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic in Sydney, Australia. This is not our regular job; but it has become a large part of our work. Like many people, our directive has completely shifted. Our team is voluntarily working… Continue Reading “Call for Submissions: Applied Sociologists and the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic”

Applying for an Applied Sociology Job

Learn how to apply for a job as an applied sociologist. Including how to communicate with your prospective employer, to how to write a cover letter, to what to write in your job application.

Creating a CV and Resume for Applied Sociology Jobs

How to write a curriculum vitae and resume for applied sociology jobs

How to Look for Work in Applied Sociology

A few strategies to finding work as an applied sociologist

Challenges and Opportunities in Applied Sociology Careers

Sociology graduates identify gaps in their vocational training and the careers they go into.

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year, colleagues! May we all continue to make a better world through sociological action. I have a few blog posts ready to kick start 2019! Starting from tomorrow, we’ll have a weekly series over January, on Careers in Sociology. We’ll cover the… Continue Reading “Happy New Year 2019”

Sociology Careers in High Demand

In 2011, Career ¬†Cast ranked the job of sociologist 11th amongst all professions in the USA, based on Department of Labour measures of work environment, stress and hiring outlook. In 2013, The Wall Street Journal announced that sociology was in 19th place in its… Continue Reading “Sociology Careers in High Demand”

Foucault and Chomsky Debate Human Nature

What is our role in social justice as applied sociologists? In this great debate from 1971, Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky disagree about the fundamental qualities of¬†“human nature” and the key task of social science in helping humanity achieve its collective potential. Chomsky believes… Continue Reading “Foucault and Chomsky Debate Human Nature”