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How to build a career & income as a single parent of special needs kids?

I've driven my career into the ground as a parent of two special needs kids. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Aug 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Position elimination and lay offs

Can employers lie about a lay off due to funds? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Jul 18, 2014 - 11 answers

How do I explain why I quit a job after 3 months?

I left a job after 3 months due to personal reasons and a contractual dispute. How can I explain this to new employers without sounding as though I was fired? [more inside]
posted by switch007 on Jul 13, 2014 - 18 answers

We need to talk about where this relationship is going, boss.

I've been at a new position for six months after moving from another state and twelve years in my previous job. I was offered a position that gave me a swell title, more responsibility, and the respect I never got from my previous boss. This new job was fundamentally created for me in that the position hasn't existed at this company in years and years, but my boss was hiring me away from a major competitor, so they re-opened it just for me. Here's the rub: because it's been so long since they had anyone in this position, the responsibilities are definitely...fluid. Like I feel like no one knows what to do with me. Or they are waiting for me to tell them what I will be doing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2014 - 1 answer

Looking for the one, have you seen her? Employment edition.

Just three months at a new job and I'm miserable. Help me sort out if it just plain ain't right, or it deserves more time and effort. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Developing career direction

Please help me figure out what direction my career could or should move in, based on my current job as Product Manager, my skills, and my strengths. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Mar 26, 2014 - 3 answers

A senior manager keeps tabs on everything and tattles on me

How do I keep my job if a manager hates me? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Mar 22, 2014 - 21 answers

Help me prepare for two big work meetings about possible new roles

I’m looking to make a move to a different role and location of the Mega Corp I work in. Have two meetings set up with people who could make that happen. Now what? Please help me understand the perspective of the bosses I'm meeting with and what I might say now that I have made these meetings happen! Background and specific question after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Hate my boss, not paid enough. How do I phrase that in an interview?

I want a new job. Why? Because my second-level manager is a jerkoff and because I don't get paid enough. How do I spin this in a future interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2014 - 17 answers

Career counselor in the Seattle area?

I'm looking for a career counselor in the Seattle area, one with experience helping women returning to the workforce. I want someone to help me long-term with moving into a career I can love, probably at a nonprofit. Recommendations?
posted by The corpse in the library on Jan 14, 2014 - 3 answers

Good job offer's deadline is up, but a preferred job offer is incoming.

I have a good job offer in hand, but the deadline was today, and a preferred job offer is close enough that they say they're just waiting for the offer letter to be signed. Special details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2013 - 19 answers

Would you take the 'better' job or wait for the 'perfect' job?

I think I'm about to be offered a new job. It's the type of work I'd like to do. But it's not my 'perfect' job and it wouldn't mean a payrise. Should I wait? . [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Age 25. Huge college debt. Can't land a better job. What should I do?

I have $40,000+ in debt, a bachelors degree in criminal justice, an EMT-B license, a basic computer tech certificate, 4 years of customer service experience as a banquet server, a bad driving history, and one misdemeanor - how can I find a better job than being a banquet server? What can I do to be competitive? Should I attend police academy or not? What are my options - what can I do to improve my life? [more inside]
posted by usersname on Nov 9, 2013 - 49 answers

Career Switch: Restaurant Management Edition

My SO has years and years of stellar restaurant management experience. How can he parlay this into a career outside of food service? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Oct 7, 2013 - 7 answers

How would recruiters describe my job?

I love what I do at work. I hate my company. What sort of job titles do other companies give my job, so that I can make sure I'm applying for something similar (but hopefully at a better place)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2013 - 11 answers

What's the non-lawyer legal job market like?

A friend of mine has suggested that I apply for a job as a receptionist in a law office, with the suggestion that they tend to promote internally and that it could be an avenue into work as a legal assistant/paralegal. Could this be a huge mistake? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Aug 22, 2013 - 19 answers

I want a new job. I'm not well qualified. What can I do?

I've been working a data-entry job for almost two years now. I got it as a temp position shortly after finishing college. It became full-time a year later. I graduated from a good school, but late, and with mediocre grades in journalism, my major. I stuck to the temp job because I bombed out of freelance work. This failure aggravated my self-loathing and convinced me to abandon journalism, for which I have shown little talent. I abandoned it for a dead-end job. I would like a job with better chances for promotion and with better pay. How, if at all, do I find such a job, considering my mental health, which sabotages each stage of the hunt, and my poor qualifications, which don't help? [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Aug 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Salary discrimination. Looking for advice to help a coworker negotiate.

The new hire is making more than someone who has been there for years and is still doing most of the work. What should I tell my coworker so that she can negotiate a fair salary? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Aug 3, 2013 - 26 answers

Jobs that would give me time to work on my own creative projects?

Are there paid jobs I could get that are non-demanding enough that they would give me long hours of free time to work on my own creative projects? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Jul 17, 2013 - 11 answers

What kinds of jobs should I look for other than admin/office stuff?

I've mostly done generic office work but I would like to expand my job search to include more specific things. What fields (with jobs available) would be a good fit? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jun 12, 2013 - 17 answers

♫♫ What do you do with a BS in Physics? ♫♫

Three years ago, I graduated with a Physics degree. Since then, I've been working in a soul-crushing IT job. Realistically, what are my options to push my career forward? Help me find my passion. Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Is it me or my job?

I recently began my first job six months ago at a creative agency. Now, I'm unsure if I should continue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2013 - 11 answers

What can I do in my free time which could lead to a job?

What qualifications (certifications, skills, volunteer experiences, etc.) can I realistically pick up, for free, without actually being employed in the field which they would qualify me for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 - 9 answers

A job while I train for a career?

I'm currently in school for a 2-year degree in biomedical equipment technology (how to fix medical stuffs). While I'm going through the program, I'd like to have a part-time job that, in some way, could be a resume builder...but I also need to make semi-decent money. [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Dec 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Living with post-recession stress disorder

I've landed in a dead-end job, but it's hard for me to overcome my anxiety about retraining or changing the direction of my career. How should I perform an objective, reasonable risk-reward analysis in the face of imperfect options and information? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Oct 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Special career snowflake needs advice.

Graduating in December. How do I market myself to employers? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 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

countries that value living life?

Which countries value free time, low working hours, and vacations? Which value living life and not just working? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio on Jul 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Boss and Day Offs

Is it possible to take 1-2 days off a week if you own a business? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Jul 13, 2012 - 35 answers

My career, let you show me it

Graduating with an IT degree at 31 - how to be attractive to employers, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 answers

How does an extreme introvert find a suitable career path?

How does an extreme introvert find a suitable career path? [more inside]
posted by Selena777 on May 21, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I get started in a career?

Explain finding a career to me like I'm five, I mean, as if five-year-olds had to find jobs. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Apr 1, 2012 - 35 answers

"A bird in the hand" doesn't quite apply yet

Help me think clearly about a potential offer for a job I'm ambivalent about. [more inside]
posted by missix on Jan 15, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I rebound from being fired?

I was just fired from my job because I didn't meet performance expectations. It's a terrible feeling. How can I best learn from this experience and attack the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Thank You Emails?

I want to send some post-interview thank you emails, but I don't have the email addresses of the people I interviewed with. Should I email the recruiting contact asking for the email addresses, or just leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by naju on Nov 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Wanting to leave design field, what else can I do?

Career change filter: wanting to leave graphic/web design field, what else can I do? [more inside]
posted by jollyroger on Nov 14, 2011 - 8 answers

computer careers for the un(der) educated?

Thinking about the future. What certifications, courses, qualifications, etc. should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Is it ok to write my role rather than exact title on my resume?

Is it ok to write my role rather than exact title on my resume? A company has unique titles like for project managers they call them team leads. I rather use titles that are better understood and more common and searchable. Would this be considered misrepresenting facts or lying??? [more inside]
posted by r2d2 on Sep 21, 2011 - 13 answers

How far back does my résumé need to go?

The first few years of my work history aren't really related to my current career path. Can I leave them off my résumé? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 14, 2011 - 15 answers

How to get advice on specific job paths

I don't need a career counselor - I need a b.s. detector! Who do you go to for advice & guidance when you already know the general idea of your future job plans? My general direction will be working with the dying or elderly, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to get into the field, what I need to study, what types of jobs there are, etc. Help! [more inside]
posted by Waldo Jeffers on May 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Tips on Finding Print Production Positions in Chicagoland

How do I get a foot in the door at print shops in the Chicagoland area? [more inside]
posted by who squared on May 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Finding work in London

UK jobsearching: I'm 26, and having a tough time finding any job in London - let alone one that's a good career prospect. Do you have any pointers, and in particular, advice on how to get reliable, short-term work to cover the gaps? [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Preemptive Strike

I have sixth months until I need to look for another job. Outside of keeping my resume and LinkedIn profile up to date, what things can I do in the meanwhile to strengthen my position with recruiters and potential employers? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Giving resignation notice with or without an official offer letter?

I was offered a fantastic new job 3 days ago, and I accepted. They want me to start in 4 weeks, but they haven’t yet given me an official offer letter. The usual advice is to wait for the offer letter before giving notice, right? Well, here's my dilemma: 1) Starting next week, I'm leaving for 3 weeks on my honeymoon. If I wait till next week to give notice, I'll have less than a week left in the office. I work in an extremely small office (4 ppl), and I’ll be putting everyone in a difficult position. 2) I don't want to burn any bridges because I'm using work data for my dissertation. 3) The HR woman at the New Job says I don't need to wait for an offer letter. Should I take her word for it? Should I give notice with or without an offer letter? [more inside]
posted by thegoodeleven on Apr 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Information Technology in Austin

What is the job market like for I.T. professionals in Austin and how can I join the ranks? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Is being an administrator for a games designer a bad idea if I want to become a games designer myself?

If my ambition is to become a creative techy person, am I likely to be negatively typecast if I work for a tech-company in a non-tech, non-creative job? (Special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by talitha_kumi on Feb 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Biotech postdoc simultaneously exploring academic and industry jobs?

How does a biotech postdoc simultaneously explore academic and industry job opportunities? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 4 answers

How do you start over at 35?

Question: Trying to rebuild after leaving an abusive relationship; how can I recover my lost sense of self, while facing a competitive job market? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

What's worse, applying for jobs or not having one?

Online job application hell: they're all horrible, is there another way? [more inside]
posted by hipersons on Nov 21, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get hired as a legal documentation specialist?

I want to get a job as a legal documentation specialist (word processor). I have no prior work experience in law firms. What's the work like, and how do I get hired? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

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