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Please help me get dressed for my interview!

I am going in for an interview at the place I am currently temping. What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by anthropophagous on Mar 28, 2014 - 12 answers

How to leave one job for another without burning bridges?

I've been at my current job for about 1 1/2 years. I like my job for the most part (not a dream job, but as far as corporate jobs go, pretty good). Recently, a co-work left. I got a call last week and she was wondering if I'd want to go work with her at a different company. It's a small company she's with now, which means I'd be a little higher in hierarchy and she said they're looking to expand. [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeah on Jan 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Partnership Agreement - Roles and Titles?

Looking for some suggestions for roles/job titles for myself and a partner in a two person LLC. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Jun 17, 2013 - 2 answers

I promise I'm actually a good employee!

I have an upcoming job interview for a fairly sales-oriented position in business. Putting aside that I'm not sure I want the position yet and that in my eyes it counts against the company that they put stock in this sort of thing, the company is about to send me a personality test which they use as a strong hiring indicator. I would prefer to ace the test, whatever that means, and have my actual interview and position discussion determine hiring. How should I go about answering a test that I don't believe will be reflective of my personality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Best practices? My job laughs at these. Please help me leave.

I work in a very small IT company that makes custom business applications. The owner is way too involved in the day-to-day and pushes the sales guy to schedule us back to back to back for projects. We have no dedicated support staff so support for existing clients falls back to us (me and the one other developer) in addition to building new applications - and having all the meetings etc with clients. We are like half BA, half developer with no project manager anywhere in sight. I need to develop some skills that will allow me to get another job but no one here has the time or interest in creating requirements documents or making use cases. I barely have time to get my work done and am working more than 40 most weeks without overtime (I am salaried). I am getting burned out and need to leave. But the lack of actual SDLC/Agile/documentation stuff is really killing my attempts to transition to a straight BA position. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

All in the line of work?

My recruiter placed the person who got the job offer instead of me! [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl on Nov 8, 2012 - 17 answers

Entrepreneural Advice - What business to start?

Advice Wanted: I'm a MBA graduate with 10 years of business experience and $50,000 in cash and am looking to start my own business. What would you do in my situation? Advice? [more inside]
posted by Paalen on Oct 30, 2012 - 23 answers

More notice vs. more stress?

How do I time submitting my resignation, in order to best give my employer(s) time to prepare, without adding too much additional stress to a big upcoming project? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Quitting a new job after 2 months...please hope me!

I just hit the two month mark at my new job. I am miserable, due primarily to doing the work of about 3 people and the company culture (it's a small, family run business, and the two sons who are taking over the company in the next 2 years ran down the public hallway cursing each other out and hitting one another yesterday, to the point that one of them left with his face bleeding and we had to talk a tenant down the hall out of calling the cops). I've decided to leave, despite not having another job lined up. a) What's the best way to do this, and b) How do I spin it to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by firei on Mar 27, 2012 - 21 answers

Going too fast at work

I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I become a corporate drone?

How do I get a job as a corporate drone? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 25, 2012 - 21 answers

One of the Boys

How do you, as a woman, succeed in the "good ol'" boy's club? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Nov 27, 2011 - 28 answers

Advice for starting a student dog-walking business?

Advice for starting a student dog-walking business? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Sep 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Skills for an IT business analyst?

What programming skills are expected from a typical IT business analyst? What else should I learn? [more inside]
posted by uaudio on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Business card trading deficit?

What is the etiquette regarding business card exchanges during an interview? When I have gone on interviews in the past, the various people who have interviewed me have given me their business cards. I am never sure whether to give the interviewer one of my business cards in exchange. [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Jul 19, 2010 - 12 answers

My new job is business casual. Where to shop?

My new job is business casual. Where to shop? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on May 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Mo money. no problems.

Asking for a raise. How do I backup my request with indisputable facts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 6 answers

My name's Zé Pequeno, Bullshitter Extraordinaire.

I arrived in Hong Kong last week having just finished my Masters in International Business. I'm looking to either start my own export brokerage company between China and Latin America or work for a while in a company that already does this in order to get some experience. I meet interesting people every day but don't have a card to give to them. If I did have a business card, what would I put on it? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Jan 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I help someone escape Retail management?

Trying to help a family member out. He graduated with a BS in business administration but feels stuck in retail. Help plot his next course of attack. [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD on Jan 20, 2010 - 8 answers

If you were almost 26 and got an interesting job in china...

If you were almost 26 and got an interesting job in china... [more inside]
posted by townster on Jan 17, 2010 - 42 answers

"Buy a condo," they said. "It's the best investment you can make," they said.

Caught between a potentially troublesome mortgage and a bad job. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 - 6 answers

What metrics are sales professionals guided by?

What metrics are sales professionals guided by? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Freaky Management Friday: Former Boss Edition

Being interviewed by outgoing manager for his/her job. Complex management question inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 2 answers

When to apply for a job?

I'm graduating from college in May and will be entering the real world. I need a job, but how early should I start applying? [more inside]
posted by firei on Dec 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Job Opportunity Gut Check

What questions should I ask myself in order to decide if I should take a new job in this economic environment? It's basically giant corporation vs. boutique consultancy. [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Dec 1, 2008 - 7 answers

First time traveling for an job interview

I am soon traveling for an job interview for the first time, and in general this is the first time i have traveled for "business", any tips? primarily looking for tips about traveling for an interview but if you have a good lesser known tip about interviews, let me have it. [more inside]
posted by humanawho on Oct 18, 2008 - 12 answers

How much should I tell when resigning?

How much should I tell the boss upon resignation from a very messy situation? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Oct 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Someone wants to pay me to do stuff! Only I'm not really sure how to go about it. Now what?

Someone wants to pay me to do stuff! Only I'm not really sure how to go about it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2008 - 4 answers

How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business?

How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business? Education or work experience? What kinds? More questions than answers, inside... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Aug 25, 2008 - 1 answer

Go back for more school or take a *meh* first job?

Recent Graduate: Work towards 2nd Bachelors, Masters, or take a lower paying position I hope will lead to the job I want? [more inside]
posted by sleazy_e on Jul 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for business books!

I've just accepted a full time (telecommuting, FWIW) position with a Fortune 50 company. What are some must-read business books? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Jun 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Trying to brainstorm for a one-person business idea.

Help me think of a new business or career that can be started by one person with a small start-up budget? [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on May 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Tax MetaFilter

I'm planning to do some on-the-side freelance photography in the next year. I'd like some advice on how to play the tax game most effectively. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Sep 28, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I fast track my way into consulting?

How do I fast track my way into consulting? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 27, 2007 - 8 answers

What is required for "ethics consulting"?

I hear that sometimes businesses and other institutions hire "ethics consultants". Does anyone know anything about getting into ethics consulting or the actual day-to-day activities in ethics consulting? If not, has anyone seen an ethics consultant in action at a company? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Feb 12, 2007 - 4 answers

How to handle a phone interview

I recently had a terrific first interview for a position at a very nice four-star hotel. I'm scheduled for a follow-up phone interview in a few days during which I will be asked a few "general business questions about my background". What sort of questions should I expect? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

How best to research a potential employer?

What's the best way to go about researching a potential new employer? [more inside]
posted by blingblong on Jan 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me stop coasting

If you have a happy career help me! So I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life. Why is it so hard? [more inside]
posted by the giant pill on Nov 17, 2005 - 24 answers

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