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Should I go to school to be a SysAdmin?

I can't find work in my field and am increasingly desperate. I need to find some kind of path to employment and have been looking at my options in my local community college. Can you all help me make sense of IT as a career option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Yet another career advice question from a frustrated software developer

For most of my career I've just floated downstream taking a position that seemed interesting enough, or at least an improvement - and then found myself unhappy when it wasn't a good fit. I want to be more intentional in my job search this time - I'm hoping the wise folks of green might have some ideas of industries and jobs I should be researching. [more inside]
posted by snowymorninblues on Sep 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Professional Development

Has anyone gone through any general professional development courses that were awesome and really helped you in your career? I have been tasked with finding some courses for our team of project managers that will help us become more polished professionals. Topics might include client communication, presentations, meeting facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, etc. Ideally this course could be done online but if we had to bring someone in that wouldn't be a problem. Help us get better.
posted by jasondigitized on Feb 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Talk to me programmers!

Is it worth changing careers, getting a masters in CS? [more inside]
posted by nel on Apr 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Anyone looking to hire a tree-sitter?

Is it possible to be happy in a low-level office job if you're working for a cause you’re passionately devoted to? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Sep 15, 2012 - 26 answers

Should I perservere with my IT degree?

A year and a half ago, stuck in what I thought was a dead-end job, I decided to do a degree in computing/IT with the Open University. Six months later, I landed a job as a Test Analyst in the IT department of the company I was working for. I now have an actual career. I've been continuing with the degree, but I'm finding bits of it very dull and it's difficult to get motivated. Should I keep going? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on May 8, 2012 - 18 answers

What do I need to do to keep my career moving? (engineer-filter)

What do I need to do to keep my career moving? (engineer-filter) [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Mar 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Can my boss be my mentor?

I'd like to ask my boss to be a mentor for my careee development. How do I do it? Any pitfalls? What should I keep in mind? [more inside]
posted by Hellebore on Mar 13, 2012 - 5 answers

A rewarding job? Is that a thing?

Can you help me find a more interesting, fulfilling job in the tech industry? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me plan my life

I need advice on how to plot out my career - right now I feel doomed to drift. I work in development currently, not sure I want to stay there, but it's the only thing I know how to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

how to PRACTICALLY add the missing component in my busy life

how to PRACTICALLY add the missing component in my busy life. I have good career and family. But I want to answer my calling. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I want to get started by either take classes or do volunteer work. What is more efficient, more practical and beneficial to me? Sincerely seeking advice here. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Sep 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Careers for someone who can code

I'm good at programming computers. But I don't want to be a software developer. What can I do for a career and what should I be doing now to make it possible? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jul 25, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me pick a new programming language to learn

I'm a developer at a C++ shop right now, and would like to expand my skills in order to be more versatile and marketable. What's the next programming language I should learn? (I know some assembly, and very basic HTML)
posted by Stephanie Duy on Jul 24, 2011 - 31 answers

Any tips/insights/do's and don'ts that you have for me - a new-in-business independent consultant in the inclusive business/social enterprise/development space?

Career change: Any tips/insights/do's and don'ts that you have for me - a new-in-business independent consultant in the inclusive business/social enterprise/development space? [more inside]
posted by epiphinite on Jun 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Same job, different country

Help me plan a talk with my boss about furthering my career, as well as moving on in my life. I've already arranged a chat with my boss this coming week, but I'm not sure how to attack this without potentially ruining my future with the company. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 - 6 answers

courting the tallest companies on earth

What do I need to learn, and what experiences do I need to attain to get a top software development job? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of social justice?

[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of human rights and social justice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 5 answers

need a head hunter

How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I keep my interesting lower paid job with a great mentor or apply for the promotion with better title, more money?

Should I keep my interesting lower paid job with a great mentor or apply for the promotion with better title, more money? [more inside]
posted by washateria on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Online Programs in Higher Education

Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Square peg, meet round hole.

Some career advice needed, specifically as relates to the intersection of advertising/marketing, interactive, and art direction. (long) [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Jun 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Where does a developer work when he's tired of yet another CMS?

I'm a programmer looking for some side work, but don't want to just build someone a CMS. What unexpected industries could make use of a developer? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Feb 15, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I, and should I transition to L&D

How does one transition into a career in Learning and Development? [more inside]
posted by delladlux on Jan 20, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I save the planet with computers and stuff? and get paid!?

I want to help guide the development of "new" environmentalism... Where should I (educated/trained as an Ecologist) start on a career change into media (online/web development)? better explained... [more inside]
posted by Gaeacon on Dec 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Advice in Picking a Career

I have two options for my (budding) career, help me decide which one is better. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Aug 18, 2009 - 3 answers

What can an editor teach medical writers?

What can an editor teach medical writers? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on May 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Attorney Career Coach

I am looking for a career coach geared toward the legal profession. I am a litigation attorney practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense. I also have a background as a criminal prosecutor. I am interested in an unbiased assessment of my carreer (e.g., where I am vs. where I should be), business development advice, etc.
posted by gm2007 on Jun 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Need resume advice

I took some course/seminars. I'm updating my resume and getting ready to apply for new jobs. Should I put the courses on my resume? See below for specifics on job and course. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Good lesser-known companies for software developers?

What are some small or lesser-known software or IT consulting companies that have a reputation for being good places to work? Fog Creek Software has been mentioned here many times before, and they brag about being able to hire the best developers. What small or lesser-known companies can you think of with similar reputations?
posted by komilnefopa on Jan 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Jobs in International Development?

I'm in the US, about to finish a graduate degree in about a year and a half, and I am interested in a career in international developmnent, and I was curious what different options I might have. Do any MeFiers have recommendations what areas I could go into? Pay is a concern for me, as I have fairly significant debt from undergraduate and graduate school, so I was not really looking at the nonprofit side as much. I was thinking of government or private sector, but I wanted to know what thoughts you all might have. Can I do private sector without working for some place that's exploitative? I'm really not sure what's out there past basic government jobs, so maybe someone has some suggestions. I've looked at books too, but i figured asking MeFiers might be good.
posted by jare2003 on Mar 10, 2005 - 10 answers

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