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The cubicle is always less dusty in the other office...

Have you ever regretted a career change? Have you ever attempted to change careers and failed to find gainfull employment in your new desired field? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on May 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Advice for starting a new line of work while in Melbourne for two years?

My wife got a temporary academic position in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I have happily followed her here. After almost six years of working in childcare, I would really like to get into a new line of work. Something physically active and room for some actual advancement. I just turned 30 and feel a bit like I have been wasting too much time treading water in childcare. I have a few years experience as a prep cook and dishwasher, and years of experience volunteering in non-profits and community organisations. We don't have tons of friends here and I am feeling a bit isolated and discouraged. Any advice or motivation you can share would be greatly appreciated. More details below of course! [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Feb 4, 2014 - 12 answers

When I come home from work, I no longer want work to come home with me.

I'm in my late 30's and I need a new career, one whose responsibilities focus on the things I am better at while avoiding the things I'm awful at that make me grit my teeth. I'm a bright person, with better than average people skills, innate tech savvy, and terrific problem solving abilities. I am plain-spoken and genuine and I have endless reserves of positivity that put people at ease. But I sink like a stone when asked to tackle long term projects that require planning, organization, and longer-term time management. I'm not amitious and I'm not competitive. I've fought so long to improve at my jobs by addressing these shortcomings, but now I'm wondering if I couldn't just find a job where these skills were less important to begin with. What kind of fields could I be looking into? Additional snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2013 - 10 answers

When you got everything, you got everything to lose.

I'm 23, and I've had an objectively great programming job for six months. Part of me wants to quit and become a barista or something. Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2013 - 57 answers

Love writing but...

I've always had communications-related jobs, but they never seem to be the right fit. I'm a great writer (although I have a love/hate relationship with writing), but I also helping enjoy helping people and interacting with people, etc., and writing is a pretty solitary job. (Well, PR isn't, but that's one area I want to stay away from, as well as fundraising). Have any other writer-types who are like me found a solution? (Oh, and I don't want to take on grad-school loans right now.)
posted by trillian on Dec 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Interested in everything, experienced in nothing. What to choose?

Interested in many things, experienced in none. I want to change my career, but how do I figure out which way to go? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Leaving a job after an equity event/payout?

I need help/thoughts on deciding whether to stay or walk after a small equity payout. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 8 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

Where do IT people go to die?

Where do IT people go to work when they don’t want to do IT anymore, or even work in a corporate environment? In which jobs and/or careers would IT experience be valuable? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 19, 2011 - 24 answers

Help us brainstorm new career paths

Please help brainstorm potential career paths for a friend who currently works in higher education administration. She wants to branch out into something new, but doesn't know what kind of careers might match up to her experience and talents. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I get off journalism's sinking ship?

Get me out of journalism. Please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Feeling overwhelmed with career change options

Training? Tech writing? Career counseling? Occupational therapy? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I make myself more employable?

I need to figure out a way to redirect my career/skills to accommodate an eventual move to another, less metropolitan part of the US. tl;dr inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I go about this career change into science?

Used to be a science geek, left it behind long ago, really wish I hadn't. Want to change careers. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by Gaz Errant on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I lie to my boss and everone that I work with?

How do I lie to my boss and everyone that I work with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2009 - 39 answers

I Wish I Could Go Back to College

Would going back to school help me find a job that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 22, 2009 - 13 answers

I can tell you how to make your site better! Really!

How do I go about marketing myself as a usability expert? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Dec 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

What should I do with my life?

I need help figuring out how to shift my career into something I will love. Right now I am a technical writer, but after some deep thought I have realized that there are a few specific things that make me unsatisfied with this work. [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Agonizing Dilemma

How to decide between a better job and a more satisfying social world? [more inside]
posted by umlaut on May 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Help my wife consider her career change options.

Help my wife consider her career change options. As always there's [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Feb 20, 2007 - 9 answers

When IT Work Goes Bad

BurnoutFilter: Were you an IT / Help Desk / Computer Support Tech in your past and successfully switched to a different career? If so, please tell me about your career switch story. Successful and unsuccessful stories welcome! [more inside]
posted by smallerdemon on Mar 7, 2006 - 16 answers

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