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Should I change my job and my country of residence?

I am facing a huge question that I don't know how to navigate and don't feel like I can talk to anyone about. The short story is that I have a precarious-feeling academic job in the Midwestern U.S. and applied for a job in an English-speaking country in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, I found out that I am on the short list for the job. And now I'm just not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Not academic now, but academic later?

What should I do now to increase my chances to getting into academia later? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Apr 5, 2014 - 26 answers

Should I go to professional graduate school?

I got into graduate school! But without funding. But it's for a professional degree, a master's in speech pathology. How can I decide? [more inside]
posted by Aranquis on Mar 3, 2014 - 22 answers

A bird in the hand worth two in the bush?

Two weeks ago, I had an interview for an internship with a huge organization that does exactly what I want to do, got a Masters in, etc. I was offered it and accepted on the spot. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Feb 11, 2014 - 18 answers

Is this investing in my future or is this a stupid decision?

I've been offered to be hired where I have been a contractor. However, there is a health insurance issue that would cost me a lot of money for several months. But I would have a great retirement plan. I have nothing in savings and $100k I just consolidated in student loans, so this issue is just complicating things. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Dec 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Wanted: state of the art educational/career counseling

I'm curious to know which businesses, organizations, people and projects are at the forefront of helping young people (12-25) to reach their educational and career goals. What kick ass programs do they have that motivate kids and help them figure out and work towards their futures? Are there any ventures/tools that support or replace the career counseling that kids get in school? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Nov 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Still having problems -- "greatness", self-comparison, etc.

I initially felt better after last week’s question, but everything came back... I think the answers last week (which were very helpful, by the way) helped me resolve specific career questions, but not the underlying emotional issues. I’ll try to explain it better this time. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Aug 17, 2013 - 22 answers

What do I really want from myself, anyway?

I'm trying to figure out what direction I should guide my future in. Problem is, when I take most personality (*cough* Myers-Briggs *cough*) or skill tests, I can never overcome the bias of what I "should" want, or what my field (the sciences) have conditioned me to. What can I do that can help me figure myself out that isn't sensitive to bias and will basically catch me "off guard" so I can figure out my strengths/weaknesses/potential truthfully? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Mar 13, 2013 - 8 answers

What's Next?

I quit my job teaching. Please help give me suggestions for what I should do next. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 28, 2013 - 12 answers

A cunning plan

I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Problem is, I just turned 45. Help me work out what to do next. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Career anxiety

From public policy research to software consulting... tips how to find my niche? [more inside]
posted by twentyfoursummers on Aug 25, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I make a decision?

I've been debating whether to get a new job. I'm relatively happy in my current job, but I think I could make more money. Please tell me how I can make up my mind. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on Jul 26, 2012 - 17 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

I'm too anxious and tired from overthinking how to do this to go to grad school.

Precedents/ideas for molding agriculture, food/cooking, health, and psychology together into a meaningful, practical career? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun on Mar 26, 2012 - 11 answers

career help. I yam so sleepy.

Career filter: How to proceed if I am exhausted and unhappy? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Dec 5, 2011 - 6 answers

How highly should I value my management experience?

I have a new job offer with a company that will pay a bit better than I manage now. The new company is likely to be a better working environment as well. However, the new job would be a step down from a manager/supervisor role into more of a coordinator role. How highly should I esteem my current manager title/responsibilities? Enough to reconsider a move to a role that feels like a better fit in most other ways? [more inside]
posted by owls on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Tell me about your work as an interpreter.

Have you ever worked as an interpreter, had experience working closely with interpreters, or used one yourself? I'm pondering quitting my boring, but unstressful part-time job to work as a Spanish medical interpreter, and am looking for inside stories of what the job may really be like. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Nov 12, 2010 - 8 answers

What careers might someone who's interested in interiewing people, fixing the world and making money look into?

Figuring out a career path: I'm an undergrad student who has a passion for interviewing people and getting their stories. I also want my carer to help make the world a better place and feel that I would be happiest if I could see my impact directly. What careers or jobs might I look into? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on Sep 15, 2010 - 17 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

Turning 30. Handling it poorly.

I'm not talented at anything useful. I'm not passionate about anything specific. And I'm getting older. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 32 answers

Journalist ponders life outside this sinking industry

I want to be a corporate litigator. Or a government economist. Or a geophysicist. Or corporate finance guru. Or something. Please held this 32-year-old journalist explore possible second career options. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 12, 2010 - 30 answers

How do I prepare for a second career now, before I want one?

How do I prepare for a second career now, before I want one? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Mar 22, 2010 - 4 answers

A new career for the future

I have a friend who is entering his middle years and is looking to change careers. He's in IT, but would like to make a break from it - and try something completely different. What are some ideas for short courses, certifications or degrees that could lead to an interesting, future-ready career?
posted by Dag Maggot on Feb 18, 2010 - 10 answers

How Do I Ace This Test?

Where do you want to be in 3 months/ 6 months/ 1 yr/ 3 yrs within the company? My boss asked me to write a response to this when I challenged him about my lack of career direction. Obviously I have my own thoughts, but beyond that, what specifically is *he* wanting to read when I turn this in? What will help convince him to put me on the fast-track to where I want to be?
posted by forallmankind on Jul 25, 2009 - 15 answers

I LOVE Brainstorming. How can I do more of it?

I LOVE Brainstorming. How can I do more of it? [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Oct 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Life can only be understood backwards but must be read forwards.

Watershed moment or wishful thinking? : 26 year old father considers future life. Looking to the hive mind for direction. [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Jul 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Career confused college grad wants money in NC

I just graduated cum laude with a degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Philosophy from CSU (thats Colorado State). Assume my primary motivation is simply to make as much money as possible as fast as possible, ethically (not damaging the environment, breaking any laws, selling shoddy products, no corruption, etc). What should I do? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Needed: A Career.

Please help me figure out a career. And help me move in that direction, before I finish my degree. ...alternately, help me find a job that would will look good on a resume in a few years! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on May 1, 2007 - 16 answers

What are some skilled apprenticeship programs I can participate in?

I think I'm finally done with undergrad. I have no interest in grad school right now. I don't want a career in my area of study. How does one go about finding a good apprenticeship/internship in an interesting trade? I've been going to school now for around 20 years and I've yet to learn a skill that I can earn a living with. [more inside]
posted by Telf on Dec 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Is happiness fleeting?

I'm happy for the first time in my life. Really, amazingly happy. Only, I still have lots of big goals I'd like to accomplish in my life, and I'm worried that any moves I make toward these goals will take me away from the things I love so much about my life. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2005 - 18 answers

Tony Robbins I am not

I need motivation to complete a long and arduous task with an uncertain reward, can you help me? What motivates you with such a task? (explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens on Jul 7, 2005 - 4 answers

Calling All Architects

What's it like being an architect? What are the fun tasks, the dull ones, and the tedious ones? As an architect in the US, is it hard to be artistically 'independent'; are most architects there doomed to designing cookie-cutter McMansions? Have you ever considered a different profession? If so, what? How does one go from an undergraduate to a full-fledged architect (i.e., what sort of schooling, certification and jobs do you need to become an architect in the US). Finally, what are some schools in the US for architectural training, or how do I go about finding them myself? Answers to any, some or all of these questions would be much appreciated.
posted by ar0n on Nov 19, 2004 - 17 answers

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