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Making a resume for a part time job... (preferably a valet parker)

What is a good way of finding out how to make a resume? For my past part time jobs, I have never handed in a resume. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States?

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Changing fields and schooling? Which comes first?

I want to pursue microbiology but I'm not a science major. I'm 25 now and I just took my GRE in Nov. I'm working on my personal statement for grad school. I've had very little experience in labs...would it make more sense to get working experience first before school? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Dec 1, 2010 - 24 answers

How common is physical abuse in the workplace?

How common is physical abuse in the workplace? I had a boss who hit me a few years ago and I was talking to a friend recently and she said the same thing happened to her. Naturally, this made me curious as I thought physical abuse was relatively rare in the workplace compared to emotional.
posted by jihaan on Nov 23, 2010 - 41 answers

50 hour work weeks may be "standard", but are they legal?

Taking What They're Giving filter: What's the legality around the statement "A 50-hour work week is pretty much expected here." [more inside]
posted by quakerjono on Nov 21, 2010 - 25 answers

References for a retail job

Recent college graduate applying for various menial retail jobs. No relevant experience. Who can I list as a reference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Pick me, pick me!

How do I improve my chances of staying at a temp job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance?

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Nov 3, 2010 - 15 answers

What are some good ideas to boost my income using my free travel benefits?

I've just accepted a desk job with a large airline. What are some good ideas to boost my income using my free travel benefits? [more inside]
posted by hussmanne on Oct 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Employee Evaluations

I am writing an article about employment in the U.S. federal government. Where can I find information about what supervisors are allowed by law to tell other government agencies recruiters about their employees, and what they sometimes tell those recruiters that is against the law? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 20, 2010 - 2 answers

give me hope; do healthy workplaces exist?

what makes a workplace good / healthy for staff? In response to this question and numerous others on the green, plus my own experiences of being relentlessly treated badly by those above, below and around me in organisations; I am curious what are the elements that make a good workplace? What are some examples of such workplaces that I could do my own research on? [more inside]
posted by MT on Oct 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Previous job's toxic work environment has infected me, help me reprogram and get healthy and happy

I'm starting a new job and my previous job has a terrible, toxic work environment. I tried to avoid getting infected, but it has effected me and I need help re-programming myself to be a happy, healthy, positive, collaborative co-worker. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 9 answers

I just took a job. Should I continue looking for a better one?

I just took a job. Should I continue looking for a better one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 12 answers

How to deal with my coworker?

What to do about a prejudiced coworker? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Oct 6, 2010 - 44 answers

Is it worth it to drop my work in favor of school?

Should I quit my job in order to better focus on my academics? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Need guidance around potentially signficant job change

Need guidance around a potentially significant job change [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 - 12 answers

What to say for an out of town interview

What do I tell my tiny company about my out of town job interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Why can't I just WORK???

Why can't I just WORK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 56 answers

He likes ALL kinds of Swedish Fish!

My brother is back in Chicago and looking for a job, preferably in the culinary world. But he's also looking to move away from retail and restaurant work, and is both unsure what's out there and wondering what other kinds of education he could do to improve his future prospects. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me dress for an interview.

This is another question about interview clothes. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 18, 2010 - 14 answers

I'm undervalued, morale is low and my work is starting to suffer. How do I talk to my boss?

I'm undervalued, morale is low and my work is starting to suffer. How do I talk to my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Being an admin at a non-profit - what's it like?

I'm an executive assistant and office manager considering a move to the non-profit sector. What can you tell me about the hours, atmosphere, and work style of non-profit offices? [more inside]
posted by minervous on Sep 8, 2010 - 17 answers

How can I change my boss's time-wasting ways?

How can I help my procrastinating, disorganized boss improve his workflow? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Job title suggestions required (IT services)

I need to find a job title. Something which sounds better than "IT guy". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2010 - 23 answers

Dreams vs Responsibility: How can I balance my life?

How can I become a responsible adult without getting my dreams lost in the process? Can they be one and the same? [more inside]
posted by vienaragis on Aug 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me find a job that doesn't break me.

How to find a tech job that doesn't make me crazy? [more inside]
posted by my name is irl on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

I am a man who drives the local bus

How do I apply for a job that I already have, knowing that I will most likely not get it job? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 14 answers

What's a job that I can work for a month?

What kind of job can I do for a month in between traveling? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Job hopping vs compelling reasons to leave a job

How does this really look to hiring managers? [more inside]
posted by amylicious on Jul 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me while away my early 20s

Graduating from college in 9 months. Willing to travel anywhere, do (almost) anything. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

A friend distributed my awful resume. Now what?

I sent a possibly-horrible resume to an influential friend, who graciously passed it along. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Tattling during an audit

My department is being audited (by an external company) on a project I spend the majority of my time doing. There are numerous problems with the project. I need advice on how to handle myself in a meeting where I may feel like I am tattling on others. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

How can an adult shut-in with no work experience better themselves?

23-year-old shut-in with no work experience: how can I move to a place with jobs and gain employment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Your job is so easy

Are there any good write-ups on the "everyone else's job is easy" phenomenon? You know, the one where people think you can buy good (accounting services / legal services / design services) off the shelf these days, and that hiring a professional is a fool's errand? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jul 23, 2010 - 22 answers

How do I prevent old bad job from haunting good new job?

Last job was rough, got injured and fired, also accused of stealing months later. About to start new job and nervous... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I apply for a job a second time?

How do I apply for a job a second time? [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Jul 19, 2010 - 4 answers

I bet someone's gonna say 'lawyer,' aren't they?

I have discovered a passion for collaborative, research-intensive projects which involve a lot of creative problem-solving and some sort of concrete product at the end. What jobs and/or hobbies should I look at? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Best Possible Annual Review Experience?

What could your manager do to make the annual review most productive and effective and least painful? What should your manager ask you to prepare for the annual review? [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jul 13, 2010 - 16 answers

You seem nice, but this isn't the job for me

How does one gracefully back out of the job application process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Job Dilemma

Do I take this job or shove it? Great opportunity except for one thing. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jul 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Please help a disgruntled secretary before she goes postal.

I'm a legal secretary at a Big Law Firm, and was previously assigned to two attorneys, Sam and Sarah. Because my workload was light, I accommodated each of Sarah's requests as best I could (Sam is every secretary's dream, and requests very little assistance). To my own fault, I spoiled Sarah, enabled her laziness, and now find myself stuck in a hole. I've been assigned a new attorney, Scott, who is both new to the firm and has a large docket. My workload has increased substantially - Sarah is used to getting her way, and Scott has deadlines coming out of his ears. I need advice on how to get a couple points across to Sarah and Scott. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 23 answers

How do I go about searching for an "internet job?"

How do I go about searching for an "internet job?" Part of the problem is that I don't really know the term for it, but having asked around there may not be one. Basically, I'm looking for postings for anything from professional blogging to community management to content editing. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jun 21, 2010 - 10 answers

What is my management philosophy?

Employability Filter: Management Philosophy? Huh? I have an interview next week for a job I would really like to be offered...and they've told me they're going to ask me to articulate my management philosophy. I have never been in an official "management" position before and as such I've never had to articulate a philosophy about it. I have sort of a set of rules that I go by in the manage-y stuff that I do every day (keep people informed, set reasonable and clear goals, make people understand that there are consequences to actions, etc.), but I'm not entirely sure what the accepted way is of articulating these as a philosophy. Can someone who knows more about this sort of thing help a gal out?
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Hi, I'm new, let me show you how it's done.

Coming into a job as a rookie, but seeing all the flaws; do I stay, quit, or take over? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jun 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I feel OK about quitting my job when I never intended to stay in the first place?

Anxiety Filter: I took this job knowing that I would have to leave it after only a few months. Now I must give notice, and I feel overwhelmed with anxiety about it. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 19 answers

What are the key motivators that make people do their jobs?

What are the key motivators that make people do their jobs? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 1, 2010 - 26 answers

What kind of work is out there for a person with severe muscular dystrophy? Need about $200/mo. extra money.

What kind of work is out there for a person with severe muscular dystrophy? Need about $200/mo. extra money. I have extensive general computer knowledge, sort of a jack of all trades, master of few. [more inside]
posted by MrFish on May 30, 2010 - 14 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

Brooklyn vs. DC

Benefits of living in Washington, DC vs. Brooklyn, NYC? Work-related caveat involved. [more inside]
posted by brynna on May 19, 2010 - 19 answers

Take this job and...

I was just given a pay-cut as a disciplinary action. This action came with no warning. Time to quit, right? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on May 18, 2010 - 51 answers

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