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What to do in Denver for a year? Masters?

What can a mid-career person (me) do for a year in a new city (Denver) that will be productive in the 12 months or so spent there? Are there Master's programs that you can either complete in one year, or spend a year on-site and then finish while living elsewhere? Or is something else a better option? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Tell me about careers involving psychological reserach please!

If I'm interested in research psychology, what can I go into for a career? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Nov 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Safe vs. beautiful

I have to decide whether to return to medical school next year or not. Looking for lots of perspective. [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Nov 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Quit or Fail: How to pick up the pieces after academic and PhD abandonment?

How have you reconciled failure vs. quitting? How have you managed to pick up the pieces of your most passionate undertaking after dropping it? Is the desire to reinvent myself and undertake a new passion/direction just a mechanism to hide the pain of giving up? [more inside]
posted by Gaeacon on Nov 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Online career change exercises wanted

Are there any websites or online resources for people considering a career change? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

I am struggling with relatively simple algorithms. Am I doomed?

ProgrammingFilter: Just how lame is it that I can't come up with (create from scratch) a string matching algorithm? Can I still become a programmer? I need your honesty. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Nov 23, 2009 - 44 answers

Will a newspaper job inch me closer to a career in public relations?

Job_Offer_Filter: I'm a struggling freelance writer trying to (someday) break into the pr/communications field. I've just been offered a staff writer position at a small local newspaper. Does accepting the job inch me closer to my desired field? Or just burden me with a ton of unmarketable experience? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Nov 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I quit or continue?

Requesting advice with my career in computer science. Briefly, should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Designing my next career move

CareerFilter: I enjoy user experience design, and have a successful career at a top agency. Now I want to work fewer hours, have less stress/slower pace, and try something new. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Where Can I Get a Directory of New York High Tech Companies?

Is there a directory of New York high tech companies? [more inside]
posted by simpleton on Nov 21, 2009 - 4 answers

I'm not sure what jobs I should be applying for.

What are some decent-paying jobs for someone who has B.A. degrees in English and in Psychology, and a lot of unofficial and very specialized technical knowledge but no "official" (i.e. paid) experience with such? [more inside]
posted by Lakmir on Nov 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Was the Rockport Institute worth the money?

Anyone ever used the Rockport Institute before? Was it helpful?
posted by Rubbstone on Nov 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Should we take the risk and buy a bigger house now or should we save up a safety net before we buy another house?

Should we take the risk and buy a bigger house now or should we save up a safety net before we buy another house? I am in my early 30s. I live in St. Paul, MN. I have two young boys (4 & 2 yrs - neither is in school yet). I have a good job. However, I am worried that if I lose my job I won't be able to get another at anywhere near the same salary level. Also, We don't have a financial safety net. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Movie producing mogul in six months?

I read non-fiction story of a career change to a successful Hollywood movie producer. Help me find who it was and a copy of the story. [more inside]
posted by SantosLHalper on Nov 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me now fail my new job as an Affiliate Manager.

Help me not fail my new job as an Affiliate Manager [more inside]
posted by IndigoSkye on Nov 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Should I apply for the same university teaching job twice?

Should I apply to the same academic position twice? I was a finalist and they ended up not hiring anyone after everyone had interviewed (the job wasn't cut because of budget issues or something like that). They just decided not to fill it and passed on me. [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Nov 12, 2009 - 25 answers

What makes a good academic scholar?

Where can I find personal stories of popular scholars on their life as students, phd candidates and/or professors? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Nov 12, 2009 - 12 answers

How to find what I love to do for the rest of my life?

I know it's a lame question, and I am a bit old for this (over 35 now). However, I am such a sucker for the saying that "find what you love to do and you don't need to work a day in your life", I just want to keep on searching [more inside]
posted by kingfish on Nov 7, 2009 - 23 answers

How to get a career in marketing?

I'm a high school student interested in a career in marketing, how do I get there and what is the job like? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Nov 7, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I accept this job offer?

Should I accept this job offer? I have an interview scheduled for another job. But it's no sure thing... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Hello, Jonses? I'm not even trying to keep up with you, ok?

Somewhat inspired by this question, do I need to have a stronger work ethic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2009 - 19 answers

Standing out in an informational interview

Please help me rock this informational interview. Looking for any personal tips - something you were asked or discussed that blew your mind as an interviewer, or something that worked exceptionally well for you as an interviewee. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Nov 3, 2009 - 11 answers

"I've never regretted taking the train set"

Apart from the Dennis Bergkamp cheese-packer one, what were the other Reebok "other career" adverts that ran on UK television in the late 90s, and where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Oct 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Two Masters Better than A Doctorate?

If all goes well, in Spring 2011 I will have finally completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. But I want to apply my degree to higher education. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Oct 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Can anyone suggest interesting careers for a physicist hoping to make a good impact on society?

Can anyone suggest interesting careers for a physicist hoping to make a good impact on society? [more inside]
posted by qmechanic on Oct 29, 2009 - 10 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

How do I fix me?

I feel like my life is over and I'm only 35. I feel completely stagnant and stuck, relationshipwise and jobwise. Do I need to change things or do I need to learn how to deal? Help me figure out how to be a happier person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 34 answers

I need help with finding a Master's program. Priority: money, honey!

I need help with finding a Master's program. Priority: money, honey! [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Oct 27, 2009 - 19 answers

Give me an AskMe career shakedown!

CareerFilter! Help me to "diagnose" why I'm so tired of my career and which directions will lead to more satisfaction in future! Patient history, current symptoms and potential therapies under the fold (neatly organised but very long!!!). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 3 answers

A new career for a burned out pastor?

Career brainstorming filter: Help me help my minister friend think creatively about a midlife second career. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me be an IT wizard.

I will need to change careers, but I have a bit of time to plan this out. What should my next computer- or education-related job be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Career Change to sailor: *Insert cliche navigational pun here*

Career Filter: My goal is to spend a few years (maybe more) living at sea as professional crew on a ship/yacht/tall ship. How do I get there quickly but responsibly? What training? What is the job market like? What jobs to look for? Help!? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Which job should I pick?

Which job should I pick? I'm in the happy position of being able to choose between two jobs. I'll get two offers by the end of the week, and I need help deciding. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 - 28 answers

How To Become A Real Estate Agent

What's required to become a real estate agent? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Oct 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Help Me Find A New Career That I'll Enjoy.

I am 37, female, married and have a BA in Psychology and an MA in English/Creative Writing. Was a public school librarian for years and burned out. I need a career and don't know where to go from here. I've spent too long hating going to work, and I want a job I'll love going to every day. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Oct 21, 2009 - 13 answers

Am I too busy for a relationship or is there a solution?

Have you been in a long-distance or otherwise limited romantic relationship that actually worked? Does this solution to my need for space make sense? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2009 - 29 answers

I'd like to give my year notice, please.

My employer is impressed enough with my work that they want to promote me into a position which would ordinarily make for a great career move. I, however, am planning on leaving in a little over a year to earn a degree in a completely different field, and thus have no interest in the job (for reasons explained after the jump.) How do I diplomatically tell them no without jeopardizing my current position, and how much, if any, of my future plans do I mention to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Short term work to discover long term goals?

I'm a new grad, only going to be in my current city for a few months, and I suddenly find myself unemployed. Oh, and I don't know what my career goals are, but I'm impatient to get started on them. How can I use my short term job hunt and work to build some long term goals? [more inside]
posted by shanevsevil on Oct 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Need to apply my previous skills to a new occupation - resources? ideas?

I just complete a two year technical degree, now I find that I am un-happy with my future job and that the economic outlook for work is terrible. I want to find something that will use my skills and education as leverage for an assortment of different careers. Are there website(s) that can compute this for me? could you suggest for me some occupations given a brief description (inside)... [more inside]
posted by audio on Oct 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Consulting Career Planning

Wanting to start doing independent consulting work in two years. Advice for now? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Oct 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Exactly how rude is it to leave a job after only three months?

A few months ago I moved to a new city and started a new job. The city is just okay (I would never settle here), but the job is great. Now I have an opportunity to move to the place where I really want to live, and work a job that is functionally similar to my current position but for a much more prestigious company, "XYZ Inc." (a company that is considered by many to be the absolute Best Place to Work). Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2009 - 20 answers

Close counts in horseshoes and job hunting?

Job-Filter. How to best display your skills when you have close to what they want? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Lateral move to a different company where I hope to stay for a long long time?

CareerFilter: Do I jump ship now or wait it out while finishing my (2nd) degree? I have never seen myself on a career path and could never envision one for myself. Now I do. Should I run with it? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Desire to Become a Travel Agent

I'm interested in becoming a travel agent. How do I become one and find a job? [more inside]
posted by VC Drake on Oct 1, 2009 - 2 answers

You really don't want a cover letter? Really?

Has this job advertisement just been worded strangely, or do they really NOT want a cover letter for a specialized job opening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 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

Dyslexic friend + change of career x (What options are available + how can I help) = happier friend

Dyslexic friend + change of career x (What options are available + how can I help) = happier friend! How can I help a friend find and get a new job and career? [more inside]
posted by Mrevilbreakfast on Sep 23, 2009 - 10 answers


I applied for a job that I had absolutely the right criteria for, but I've been rejected before the interview stage. Is it worth following it up, and trying to get an interview, or should I just let it go? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Sep 23, 2009 - 21 answers

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