11 posts tagged with careeradvice by Anonymous.
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Taking a job away from spouse - looking for success/failure stories

I'm out of work and after a 5+ month job search I have at last received an offer. It's a great company and interesting job - problem is that it's 9+ hr drive (1.5 hr flight) away from my spouse of 9 years in a small town that he will never be able to get a job. My previous job jumping means I need to stay at this job at least 3-4 years. Being apart seems workable to me, but he is strongly against my taking the job. I am looking for success or failure stories of people in similar long distance situations to help make a decision. Also - would you make the same decision again to take the job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2016 - 27 answers

How to Cope with Personal Apocalypse

My personal life is falling apart (I may be on my way to losing my wife and family), but I have to work. What can I do to cope during the work day (where I'm also under a lot of pressure right now, halfway through a high-priority development project sprint under a lot of skeptical outside scrutiny)? I can't quit because that would only hurt my wife and children more (I am my family's sole earner and we have lots of painful structural debt). What can I do to keep my concentration focused on the job at hand and minimize the long term harm to my sanity and career while stuck at work feeling everything I've ever worked for disappearing in the background?
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2015 - 17 answers

Journalist changing careers.

I have, for the past several years, worked as a journalist in a fairly niche area. I do not want to do this anymore - but I do want to put my skills to good use, and make a decent living. How do I do this? What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Where To Go From Here With My Business?

I am self-employed in the creative arts with one main client. Recently I have begun to enjoy some success for myself. My main client is unhappy. I am unhappy that they are unhappy. Career and business advice needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2013 - 15 answers

I don't know what to be when I grow up... for the 5th or 6th time.

I desperately need to take my career in another direction, but my degree, training and experience are ridiculously specific. Is it the right time for grad school (again)… or something else? Help me think outside the box. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I be more effective at business development?

Do you work in business development? Please tell me how you spend your time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Switching from a major oil/gas shop to a small consulting firm

A 20-something petroleum engineer friend of mine is thinking about switching from a major oil/gas company to a small-ish consulting firm in NYC named GlobalData. He's looking for some general advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2012 - 6 answers

What can I do with my professional life?

CareerSwitchFilter: I'm a miserable lawyer, with a bunch of hobbies and skills, but no other kind of professional experience. What career(s)/job(s) should I consider switching to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 23 answers

How can I be a business manager/agent to the creative people around me?

How can I be a business manager/agent to the creative people around me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2010 - 7 answers

How to advance a career in Content Managment/Tech Writing

Straight out of college, I stumbled into a nice job as a Content Manager/Technical Writer for a major corporation's website. What can I do to help my career in this field? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 4 answers

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