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How can a science/tech graduate get work to help developing countries

I’m an undergraduate chemical engineering student about graduate next semester, trying to figure out what to do next. I’ve always been interested in global development issues, and I wanted to get ideas on how I could get involved in this area, possibly using my background in science/technology in a useful way. [more inside]
posted by strekker on Dec 9, 2013 - 9 answers

I Need a New Job

I need a new job, and I have no idea what job I might be good at and enjoy. Please give me ideas for some jobs that I haven't thought of. I'm in my late 20s and working as a research analyst for a large firm, and I can't take the feeling that I'm not doing anything worthwhile (or even enjoyable) with my life. I'm not sure what to do. Do you know of any unconventional careers that might be a good fit? Please give me an idea of where to get started. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2013 - 13 answers

Career transition advice in context of move to .be, .nl, .de, or .fi?

Hello folks. I am looking for a sense of some appropriate approaches to preparing for a move and likely related career transition. Referrals to career counselors with experience in this area in one of our likely host countries are appreciated as well. Context below. [more inside]
posted by mijn_valieske on Aug 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Changing Careers Back (or The Once and Future Techie)

I made a career change (technology to law) a few years ago, and now I'd like to change back, as I had a decent career before and have a pretty foul one now. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Do technophile jobs exist at large companies?

Does this job exist: new technology expert to help identify and implement cool stuff like bring your own device, cloud computing, virtualization at large organization. [more inside]
posted by Arbitrage1 on Oct 8, 2012 - 10 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

DBA versus Developer as 35-year-old

I moved into work in IT in my early 30's, and am now 35. I have had 2 Jr. DBA positions in that time period, although I do not have any database certifications. [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Oct 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Transition from technology to sales? Tell me your story.

I have 15 years of experience building web applications, programming in interesting subject domains and leading programming teams. I enjoy software development, but it doesn't utilize my social skills very well and I think I have a unique blend of technical talent and communication skills. I'm looking for the next thing and I'm wondering if it might be sales in a technical field. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Seattle-area technology-focused career counseling

I'm looking for Seattle-area technology-focused career counseling. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by inkyz on Sep 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Music + Technology

What career paths fit my interests? Music + Technology [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on May 21, 2011 - 12 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

Career Counseling

I feel like I have two very different life goals that aren't compatible with each other at all. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Skills for an IT business analyst?

What programming skills are expected from a typical IT business analyst? What else should I learn? [more inside]
posted by uaudio on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Lesser-know work-at-home positions for someone with a background in Web Development, Online Marketing and Network Engineering?

Lesser-know work-at-home positions for someone with a background in Web Development, Online Marketing and Network Engineering? [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Less money, more fun

I've recently come to realize that my job isn't fulfilling or challenging, and is making me depressed and helping ruin my personal relationships. Should I stay at this job and be unhappy but well-compensated, or leave and make half as much but possibly be happy? [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon on Aug 2, 2010 - 28 answers

What's a computer? [eat y'self fitter!]

What career could I go for that involves no computers whatsoever? Does this exist? Can I hope? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jun 21, 2010 - 72 answers

What career opportunities are there for an instructional technologist / psychology hobbyist?

What career opportunities are there for an instructional technologist / psychology hobbyist? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Even the notion of a career for life is outdated, what should I do?

I need help with what to *do* with my life - career wise...certain conditions apply. I would really appreciate any help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Give me your insights into help advance science

Science! How can I use my excessive tech / management / leadership background to enable science (while still getting paid a living wage)? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Oct 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me think of a new career.

I feel like a career change. I need help brainstorming the possibilities. Which careers do you think may meet my skills and requirements? [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

There should be a 4th "R"- The Real World

Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 answers

Job designing massive networks?

What are the qualifications companies look for in a designer of large-scale networks (e.g. Google's network, or bank financial networks, etc.). What's the career path, from likelist educational degree and entry-level job onwards?
posted by Malad on Jan 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Technology writers also get free goodies, too.

I love to write. I love technology. How do I get started in writing about technology? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Get a REAL job!

Information Technolgies Program or some sort of simliar AA towards an actual career/'real' job? [more inside]
posted by Sprocket on Sep 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Resume distribution for the technologically unsophisticated

I'm going to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Legislative Conference next month and want to know the latest, greatest (and cheapest) gadgets available for handing out my resume. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Aug 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Mac-specific IT guy in a Windows world?

In the current and near-future markets, are there viable opportunities for a Mac-specific IT guy, and are Apple certifications worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

I didn't know what I didn't know about IT.

I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jul 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me pick a second degree.

Considering a career change to Coding/Programming. Advice wanted. [more inside]
posted by highfidelity on Jun 25, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me get out of an IT contracting loop!

I'm 26 years old and stuck in a IT-contracting loop. Would an MBA, Masters or going back to get certified in certain hardware/software help me out? What kinds of opportunities could they open up? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on May 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me choose between these two jobs!

I've got two great job offers on the table, but unfortunately, I can't figure out which I should take. One is with an amazing organization, but doing more J2EE work; the other is sexy Adobe Flex work, but Contract. Help me choose!!! [more inside]
posted by SanctiCrucis05 on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 answers

How to get a job when you're past entry level and have minimal contacts.

I'm an IT professional who is having a very hard time finding a job. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Oct 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Advertize PhD on business cards?

Should I put PhD on my business cards? I'm starting a new job in a senior technical role, but my PhD is not in that technical field - I'm completely torn whether having the PhD after my name is horribly pretentious or helps raise the perceived value of my name & advice. [more inside]
posted by raoulm on Feb 27, 2007 - 45 answers

Technology-law related jobs in DC other than patent law?

Technology-related legal positions in DC for new attorney that are not patent prosecution? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Feb 9, 2007 - 5 answers

transitioning into management in I.T.?

Any tips for transitioning into management in I.T.? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

What tech to learn for a good jobby job.

What tech skills should I pick up to help in my job search after I graduate from college? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

What do I do with this %&#@$ degree?

I'm a "web developer," but I want to be a geographer. What do I do with this disjointed skillset? [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Aug 16, 2006 - 6 answers

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