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I need a better job! What's an introvert with a B.S. to do??

Here's my situation: I graduated with a bachelor's in biology, and have had a series of jobs I liked, involving wildlife rehabilitation and working at a zoo... but I've moved and these jobs are hard to come by in my current location, AND, none of these jobs make any money. So what career field can I transition into that could help me take advantage of the fact that I already have a bachelor's degree? [more inside]
posted by biograd08 on May 16, 2014 - 14 answers

IT positions that don't rely on working with people

I've been bombing in interviews for IT Help Desk, or Desktop Support positions, and whenever I've called back the interviewer, the most common answer they give is "poor communication skills". Is there any entry point into the field that wouldn't rely so much on working with people? Would it make more sense to work as QA tester, and then try to transition to something in systems or database administration?
posted by omredux on May 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Be my career counselor?

I'm a college biology major. Everyone I know is applying to medical school, but the idea of medical school scares me. I'm not qualified for jobs in my field. Can you help me identify alternative jobs or careers? I have some experience with radio, GIS, and computer-y things like Python. [more inside]
posted by A. mellifera on Feb 12, 2014 - 19 answers

How do I, as a reporter, tell the story of a student being bullied?

The question came up in a thread on the blue linked within and it was suggested that I come here. How do I tell the story of a disabled student's fight against bullying? How do I not make her a victim while still making an impact? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster on Sep 13, 2013 - 24 answers

Starting working for the NHS, except they're completely unresponsive...

I'm meant to start working on the graduate entry scheme for the NHS around now. I've quit my old job, moved to a new city where I don't know anyone, and started renting a flat. I was given the 2nd of September as a provisional start date, and have just been told today it will be at least two weeks, probably a month before I begin. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Ned G on Sep 3, 2013 - 3 answers

How does one go about getting welfare?

I'm clueless as to how one goes about getting welfare. What can I expect? Is it easy to get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2013 - 4 answers

How to extricate myself from an online correspondence...

Sorry this is so long. Last time, I came to y'all with a problem with online strangers wanting to barge into my life and take up all my time. You gave me some WONDERFUL advice on how to handle this, including giving me your express permission to resort to a completely made-up personal assistant. So I acquired Serge and am much happier. But... [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Jul 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Who has second thoughts about their dream job?

I really can't figure out what I want to do in my life. And it's scaring the crap out of me. At many times I really thought I knew what I wanted and then when I started working... I didn't, at all! I tried really hard to figure out what to do. I majored in political science, been involved in campaigns, and I thought I would just go to law school. But felt uneasy about the whole thing like it was just something I was supposed to do cause I would be good at it. So I decided to work a bit in a medical field, which was followed by living aboard for a few years. Now I'm dabbling in film and thinking about architecture. All amazing experiences but no closer to a conclusion. I feel super strongly about some careers and then realize I only feel strongly about those things because I admire the people in those fields and not necessarily the field itself. Does anyone have a similar story? Any conclusions? Can anyone help?
posted by LaceyCoffee on May 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me be less of a marketing noob

What resources should I be reading to learn more about marketing? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Jan 22, 2013 - 7 answers

Advice/Thoughts for a recent college grad who doesn't like his job.

I just graduated college and have been working full-time for one month. I really don't like my job because I think I ended up in the wrong industry/type of business. I'm hoping for any suggestions, advice, or thoughts about how I can go about figuring out what industry/type of business/job would be a better fit for me. I am talented, smart, and hard working, but I feel like I am wasting my life because I'm not interested in my company or the work we do. [more inside]
posted by laffytaffy9000 on Aug 12, 2012 - 24 answers

Japan Work/Visa problems

Japan Visa/Work Problems, Cont.: Living in Japan, scored a job as an ALT in Japan that starts in a little over a month; already signed the contract and got my work visa renewed. Just got an offer from a much better paying job that would employ me right away (and would sponsor me). What to do? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Would this be an example of letting my fears control my life?

Is leaving my job because of (possibly irrational) fears an example of avoidance? Or a realization of limitations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Reality check on not caring and not knowing what to do?

I feel like something just snapped in my head. Alternatively I'm being a baby and a drama queen, but a tiny voice is telling me something isn't right and I need to ask for help. I'm not sure if the site is really for this, but I would really appreciate a reality check and for someone to tell me what to do now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2012 - 40 answers

Regret, turned down job offer, Will the hiring manager consider me for future openings?

Regret of declining a job offer, I want to know how the Hiring Manager perceived me? Will I be considered for future opportunity? [more inside]
posted by msconfuse on Nov 11, 2011 - 4 answers

I need life advice badly......

Need some life advice, I don't really know what I'm doing, I've failed so far miserably. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Nov 1, 2011 - 39 answers

Cover Letters With Personality

I am having the darnedest time translating my personality into a winning cover letter to my dream job. Help! [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

I hate asking anyone for help.

Should I ask my Godfather for help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 23 answers

This job will save your life.

How can I do well at my new, somewhat public, job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Even the notion of a career for life is outdated, what should I do?

I need help with what to *do* with my life - career wise...certain conditions apply. I would really appreciate any help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 6 answers

I need to break up with my job, help me quit - with music.

Help me come to terms with leaving my job - through music [more inside]
posted by omegar on Apr 15, 2010 - 43 answers

How to find job/ pay for college

What can I do to make life easier on my family and i? (were broke) [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Mar 17, 2010 - 23 answers

I hate my job, and I don't know what to switch to... how screwed am I?

I need a new job, and I need one by the end of the year, because I'm very close to walking out of the one I have now. Help me, hive mind, as I'm at my wits end. What the hell can I do that's in Philadelphia, doesn't require a car, isn't sales, and pays around $30k? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Oct 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me before I slap someone.

New faculty department chair needs help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2009 - 16 answers

Maybe I should interior decorate.

Help an ISFJ brother out. [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Yet another AskMeFi resume question

How can I make a resume that looks like this using Microsoft Word 2007? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Mar 16, 2009 - 21 answers

Career Counseling needed for Lawyer-type.

Lawyer type looking for possible non-lawyer work needs advice. Okay, you-are-not-my-career-counselor, but I am appealing to the hive mind for advice. I am looking for a job and I need a fresh set of ideas. My fact pattern is a bit odd, and I feel like I’m treading the same ground over and over again in my current search, I want to expand it and don’t know which way to go. Lengthy fact pattern to follow: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

What *else* can I do with a BA in English?

I recently got a job in a pre-sales position, and I'm a bit worried that it isn't going to work out. What else can I do with my English degree and skills, especially in this economy that does *not* involve going back to school? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Re-apply to a previously declined job?

[Job Advice Filter] I applied and interviewed for an out-of-state job 8 months ago. Eventually I was offered the position, but I declined due to life circumstances that arose at the time. That same position is still open, and I'm interested. How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Oct 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Career Help

Help finding the right career. This is not looking for a job I have one of those but I want to know what careers I should be looking at. [more inside]
posted by CollegeNelson on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

How to survive my internal candidacy with grace and poise?

How can I deal with the stress and pressure of being an internal candidate for my own job? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Apr 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find an international adventure, and quick!

The clock is ticking on my lease. Fifty days, forty-nine, forty-eight, forty-seven... and I have neither a steady job nor money for a new place to live. I would like to volunteer or teach abroad, but I am under very pressing time constraints. [Details inside] [more inside]
posted by mr. remy on Jan 2, 2008 - 15 answers

Covert Mental health cover-up operation gone wrong. Help!

I was a part time student with a part time job. After a nervous breakdown, a brief stint in a mental hospital, and a cover-up to keep everything secret...I am in deep trouble with my job. Please help me unravel the mess. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 - 21 answers

What are the pros/cons of working for Aflac?

What are the pros/cons of working for Aflac? I was recently recruited for one of their sales/representative positions. Does anyone out there have any experience either working for the company or as a policy holder? Good/bad? Is this a telemarketing thing? I have not accepted the position yet or started their training process. I need the meta to help me. . .
posted by whimsicalnymph on Sep 25, 2006 - 9 answers

CareerFilter: How do I find one?

In May, I graduated from university. Help me figure out what to do with/for my working life! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jun 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Why cant I find a real job?

I am 25, I have a good degree, I am charming and I am ready to get a career started. I live in DC but where are the jobs for me? [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Jun 5, 2006 - 23 answers

Wiki?

How can I convince my employer to use a Wiki? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Apr 7, 2006 - 11 answers

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