A few days ago I got an email from a guy in my old graduate program wanting to discuss the "other path." He's not really finding his groove post grad and trying to see what his other options are.
See, people with PhDs in social psychology usually do one thing: the become an academic. Usually they do a term as a post doc after graduation and the pick up an entry level teaching position, tenure track if they're lucky, and work work work their asses off to research, teach, and PUBLISH.
I'm very lucky in that I found a career that let's me use what I picked up in grad school without having to, you know, be a professor. But I also became open to the idea of a non-academic pretty early in my graduate career. I get the feeling he's really struggling with his next move because being an academic was his plan. Now he needs to either course correct or start from scratch.
Ultimately I told him about what I do, how I got into it (spoiler: I applied as a total fluke), and let him know that were conveniently hiring right now. I also offered to chat more about it whenever he'd like.
Cause when you're thinking about changing sides, it's nice to know someone who already plays for the other team.