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Help me find two subjects I can write on for a job application.

I am submitting an application for a graphic design position and they are asking for design portfolios and two pieces of writing. I have no writing to give them. What the hell do I write about? I don't want to put a ton of time into researching topics so I can write about them but, seriously, I got nothing. I am a good writer with no outlet. Help!
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Technical Writing offshoring and job security

Technical writers: please share your experiences with me regarding offshoring and job security. I am considering technical writing as a career change and want to determine if it would be a good move to enter this field. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on Jun 10, 2014 - 6 answers

I want to move my career in a different direction.

I graduated with an M.A. in English and through luck, contracting, and family connections, came to work in nuclear power. My administrative role has changed to field work. I prefer office work, especially writing reports etc. My area in nuclear is very specialized, and due to downsizing in the industry, I feel a real need to get familiar with my prospects for other jobs and diversify my skills. However, I have no idea how to begin, research being one of my weak points. Long explanation + details inside. [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on Apr 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Technical writing... by robots?

I saw a somewhat blogspammy news article the other day (regrettably, I cannot remember where, and google is failing me) which listed the top ten or twenty professions that would be eliminated by automation in the next twenty years. Among them were ones I would expect: telemarketing, retail sales, etc. Nothing surprising there. And then they threw technical writing into the mix. My question is, how could software automate technical writing? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Mar 17, 2014 - 12 answers

I thought I had such a good plan too...

The psychological testing I recently went through as part of my therapy suggests that my would-be career path may not be a great fit after all. Part of me wants to keep trying anyway. Is this a really terrible idea? If it is, how can I make a realistic new plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Help me discover some work that matches my interests!

I'm 31 years old and looking for a career change. I've come to love research and I've always loved reading nonfiction and true crime as well as the exposé articles often published by alternative weeklies. What are some careers that would fit these interests, and how do I work my way towards those careers? [more inside]
posted by averageamateur on Mar 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Graduating with a BA in Philosophy (Canada) in April. Job search help

A few days ago I went to see my local Career Advisor at school. She said I was miles ahead of every other humanities grad as I have 15 months of work experience. She told me to contact various guilds and organizations in my area... [more inside]
posted by GiveUpNed on Jan 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Love writing but...

I've always had communications-related jobs, but they never seem to be the right fit. I'm a great writer (although I have a love/hate relationship with writing), but I also helping enjoy helping people and interacting with people, etc., and writing is a pretty solitary job. (Well, PR isn't, but that's one area I want to stay away from, as well as fundraising). Have any other writer-types who are like me found a solution? (Oh, and I don't want to take on grad-school loans right now.)
posted by trillian on Dec 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Will Write for Food (and Rent, and Utilities).

I'm pretty sure I'm about to lose my job. How do I identify and pursue freelance writing opportunities in short order? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Realistic Jobs In Movies?

What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 1, 2012 - 40 answers

how do i not screw up this potential writing opportunity?

How do I not screw up this potential writing opportunity? Or is it too late? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Jan 13, 2012 - 10 answers

I already know how it ends

I'm really good at predicting the end of most movies and books. I easily see foreshadowing, symbolism, and archetypes. How can I parlay this skill into a creative job? [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 answers

Rate this thing that is a CV

Again with the screen-punching. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Mar 31, 2011 - 14 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

Rate this thing that is a cover letter

I have written a cover letter. I would like to know whether it makes recruiters jump for joy or punch the screen. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Mar 11, 2011 - 40 answers

Help me get through a customer service job and transition into freelance writing.

How do I leave my grinding, soul-crushing technical support job? I want to be a freelance copywriter and copyeditor, but I don't know how long it will take to build a solid business. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2010 - 11 answers

Need help with resume: recommended services?

Resume help I'm in need of a professional to retune my resume. And I need help. Long story short: Is there someone you used who 'knocked you out'? (If you're a mefite who does this, I'm interested in your services as well) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 5 answers

I can haz policy?

So, I’m applying for an amazing-sounding job with an organization that works to create peace and address the root causes of violence against women internationally. They want a sample of policy writing, but I haven’t done any! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Some say I have a way with words.

You are a paid writer/screenwriter/columnist/blogger. What can you tell me about how to best break into this profession? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

What does it take to author and illustrate kids books?

My wife and I are interested in writing and illustrating kids books and getting them published. I realize there are plenty of neat books great illustrations, so what's the best way to find out what we'd be getting into if we were to pursue this as a hobby, or even as a main source of income?
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 15, 2009 - 17 answers

icanwritewhateveryouneed.blogspot.com

Have you ever referenced your personal blog as a writing sample for a job? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Sep 14, 2009 - 14 answers

What writing samples are appropriate to apply for this job?

What kind of writing samples would be appropriate to submit with a resume for this job? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Mar 27, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I know how good a writer I am?

How do I know how good a writer I am? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2008 - 34 answers

Ne'er-do-well needs a job. Bit terrified.

Never really worked before. Soon to be single mother. Need career. Told I can write well. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2008 - 36 answers

What is a good job for a teenager that is good with computers?

I'm a highschool kid, good with computers, looking for an online job regarding computers? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Sep 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Has anyone made their hobby their job and NOT been happy with the decision?

Has anyone made their hobby their job and NOT been happy with the decision? I'm specifically thinking about television writing but other fields would apply... [more inside]
posted by Ringo on Jul 24, 2008 - 26 answers

How to Become an Editor without University...or experience.

I'm very interested in becoming an editor, please help...yes, I've read the previous posts. [more inside]
posted by nikksioux on May 16, 2008 - 33 answers

What should I do with my life?

20-something INTP, bored to death in his corporate gig, asks: What should I do with my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2008 - 28 answers

Where can I apply for online writing jobs?

I know there are paying content writing jobs on the internet because I've done some commissioned articles for eHow.com and I've applied to about.com. I'd love to find more sites like these to apply to, but it's tough, because searching for "online writing jobs" generally yields a bunch of spammy pyramid schemes and so on. [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Apr 15, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I acquire newswriting skills?

How can I acquire newswriting skills? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Sep 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me concoct the essay portion of this test

I want to give a job applicant a writing test. [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Feb 15, 2007 - 15 answers

Can I get a job as a writer without a degree?

I'm 23 and working as a sales assistant/helpdesk support/office admin/web designer/receptionist in my hometown. How do I go about getting a paying job as a writer, without formal qualifications? [more inside]
posted by saileyn on Dec 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me be a better law clerk!

Help me be a better law clerk! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2006 - 22 answers

Ink-Stained Wretch-to-be

Career change advice sought! Help me make the switch to editing/publishing. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Great Cover Letters

How does one go about writing a really good cover letter without sounding like an utter wanker? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Oct 27, 2004 - 19 answers

What does a technical writer do, exactly? How much does it pay?

What does a technical writer do, exactly? How much does it pay? Good field to go into?
posted by Tlogmer on May 30, 2004 - 27 answers

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