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Are my ideas around a real estate career a little too lofty?

Yes, pun completely intended
Will real estate help be get what I want from life, will it be a good fit, or is there something else out there better for me? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 18, 2016 - 25 answers

When does hiring season typically start?

When do creative agencies (graphic design) typically start hiring new recruits? Is it better to start applying at end of the year or at beginning of the new year?
posted by omar.a on Sep 18, 2016 - 3 answers

What's my job title?

I've worked in an evolving role for a growing company for more than a decade. I've learnt a lot of skills along the way but my degree is not in any of these skill areas. My job title is a bit of an odd one that doesn't really describe what I do and is rather misleading. If I wanted to get a new job, what are some job titles I should be searching for that fit my experience? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Sep 17, 2016 - 7 answers

15 years later, I STILL want to be a Graphic Designer

I started Graphic Design in community college back in 1999 and never finished because reasons. (I did complete year one.) I am still very much into this field, but am worried it's too late... [more inside]
posted by Soap D. Spencer on Jun 4, 2015 - 8 answers

I need alternatives to working an office job (and still pay my bills)

Can you offer suggestions for a (radical or not-so-radical) career shift from office-y type work to something...else? I am at the end of my rope, and so are my loved ones, who are out of suggestions for me. [more inside]
posted by medeine on Mar 10, 2015 - 11 answers

Front End Development Lite?

A question in two parts. One, is there a market for front end developers who know just HTML, css and some javascript? And two, is there really a market for front end (html, css and javascript/jQuery) positions or is this skillset not a good long range career choice? [more inside]
posted by gregjunior on Jan 23, 2015 - 13 answers

career help: Art, Graphic Design, Marketing?? ?

Hello all!! I'm losing sleep over this.. 24 year old almost 25. My current situation is that I am teaching English abroad. I have a degree from a prominent university in an unrelated field (BA). I love art, especially illustration, and I also enjoy graphic design. But I can't decide between marketing and graphic design. [more inside]
posted by fueras on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

My career is spiraling out of control... Please help! (Beware: Long)

So my career is kind of a disaster and I am not sure what to do about it. This is a bit of a wall of text (because I want to give a lot of context), so thanks to anyone who gets through it. [more inside]
posted by argentum on Jul 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Recent graduate confused about career/life

Recent graduate confused about career/life [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Feb 21, 2014 - 7 answers

I want in the industry, but how should I take the first step?

I'm trying to get a specific job title, but it is a difficult one to find. What is the best course of action to take here? [more inside]
posted by Saydur on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

How creative is instructional design as a career?

How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jun 18, 2012 - 7 answers

This job is killing me.

Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

From dork to designer

I've landed a temporary graphic design job. When it ends, I'd like to be an attractive candidate for other graphic design jobs. What should I focus on learning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Tell me about being a UX monkey

I think I want to be a UX/UI designer. Tell me about the nitty-gritty of daily life and whether a grad program would be worthwhile. [more inside]
posted by jingle on Jan 17, 2012 - 7 answers

"Computer programmer seeks new challenges"

I have a good computer science degree and about 4 years' experience as a programmer. What other jobs can I do? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

I need advice on going from accounting to accounting software design

How can I go into a more appropriate field based on my passion like designing accounting software? [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

What's it like to be a graphic/web designer at 40+?

I've been on the graphic/web design path for the last 10 years. I am burnt out. When I look into the future of my field, it's dreary due to outsourcing and automation. It also seems like older designers are almost non-existent (except for the very accomplished, established ones) and that it's more the younger generation's game. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Is the price of experience worth the cost of free labor? (Looking towards a career in news design)

How do I start designing news...? [more inside]
posted by jay.eye.elle.elle. on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Does it make sense for me to learn Adobe Illustrator?

I am a back and front end web developer - primarily a coder (that's my background) but can also hold my own in html/css/UX/GUI design. But I don't know the first thing about vector graphics. It it plausible for me to learn Adobe Illustrator? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Yay! Now what?

In the next week or so I am likely to be in the lucky position of being able to choose between a handful of job offers. How do I pick which position to take? Looking for general and career focused ways to make a decision. [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I move forward in this small town architecture job?

Where am I going in this career? What do I do or say to move forward? Why can't I just be happy that I have decent job in my field (when so many others are without work)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 - 8 answers

My life, it's in your hands.

Help me decide what I want to do with my life, and what degree I need in order to get there. Are there any jobs in the design field that don't necessarily require you to design things? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Nov 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for career website benchmark reports

Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

How do I share my porfolio when I'm still employed?

As a print / web designer, how do I share my portfolio when I've been (and still am) working for the same company for 5 years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

I would like a career, I just don't know which one.

College graduation crunch time is approaching, and I have no idea what I want to do, career-wise. My interests are all over the map. Art + writing + computer science + organization = what!? Advice appreciated! [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Jul 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Been there, did that, got the degree, now what?

I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I do when I grow up?

The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How to elevate my career to the next level?

I think i've peaked as a designer, help me find my next step. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Which path to go for product design/usability/human factors?

I'm a jack-of-all-trades type of guy interested in getting into product design/usability/human factors. I'm somewhat convinced getting a degree in industrial engineering is a good start. Any other paths to consider before I commit to that? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Sustainability consulting and design - how to start?

Interested in the field of sustainability consulting and design - questions and concerns inside [more inside]
posted by rmm on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

architect looking for a career change...

i have an architecture degree and a few years of work experience, but i am not sure its for me... can i make a family-friendly career change without going back to school? [more inside]
posted by dityfleur on Aug 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Renaissance Communications Man Seeks Advice.

Am I a marketer? Am I a flack? Am I lost? Yep. [more inside]
posted by producerpod on Jun 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How does a scientist start a career in illustration and design?

How do I get into a career in illustration and design with no qualifications or knowledge of the business? [more inside]
posted by D J Robertstein on Dec 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Design/engineering - where to begin?

CareerFilter: Help me break out of the cocoon of mediocrity. I've been underachieving for the past five years. I need to find a career path that I find worth-while and satisfying. New media design? Engineer? [more inside]
posted by nemoorange on Sep 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Y'know, I'd really like to be a luthier.

I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Give away free slices, or charge for the whole loaf?

Is there a living to be made as a Graphic Design Consultant? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on May 11, 2007 - 13 answers

What am I worth?

Designer/Flash developer salaries in Austin, Tx? I need help to *not* lowball myself when looking for a new job! [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Apr 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Where in South Carolina can I learn how to be a good Graphic Designer?

Are there any good graphics design schools in South Carolina? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Nov 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Higher education for web designer.

Is advertising a good field of study for a web designer with an interest in infographics who writes well and wants a career where she gets to call (some of) the shots? What schools should I look into? Tell me my future. [more inside]
posted by lychee on Aug 1, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I become a "think-tanker"?

What is the official name for a think tank type career? How do I get into the field, and where might I look for company that employs tank-thinkers? [more inside]
posted by ThFullEffect on Feb 8, 2006 - 18 answers

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in?

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 19, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I turn my OCD-like organization & creative art skills into a career?

How can my near-OCD levels of organization & cleanliness, along with a penchant for being bossy, artistic, and design-oriented help me determine the best career path for me? Where do I go, and what type of formalized licensing should I pursue? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Aug 11, 2005 - 8 answers

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