online column Shifting Careers column for the New York Times, author of One Person/Multiple Careers (Warner Business: 2007)
Marci Alboher, online columnist for the New York Times, has built a reputation for spotting and chronicling the latest thinking on careers. Her recently released book, One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success (Warner Books, February 2007), popularized the term "slash," to refer to a new breed of individuals who can't answer, "What do you do" with a single response. The book has received praise from best-selling business author Dan Pink ("A Whole New Mind") who called Marci "the Walt Whitman of the new world of work," and career guru Penelope Trunk (www.brazencareerist.com) who described Marci as "the maven of modern moonlighting."
Marci is herself a slash. The author/journalist/speaker began her career in law after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania and American University's Washington College of Law.
After nearly ten years of practice, she used her law background as a springboard to a second career as a journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous national publications including: Time Out New York, Travel and Leisure, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Legal Affairs, covering such topics as workplace issues, entrepreneurship and travel. A regular contributor to the Times since 2001, she currently writes the "Shifting Careers" column for www.NYTimes.com.
Marci is a sought-after speaker on workplace trends, career advice, and writing. Her career insights have been featured in The Boston Globe, USA Today, National Public Radio, The Kansas City Star, USA Today and countless other media outlets. She is also a regular guest on Karen Salmansohn's Sirius satellite radio show "Be Happy Dammit!"
A popular teacher at the New York Writers Workshop, where she sits on the executive committee, Marci helps novices break into journalism and coaches more experienced nonfiction writers to the next level.
Marci lives in New York City with her beau, Jay, an entrepreneur/designer.
For samples of Marci's work, and to read her blog, visit heymarci.