Three years ago, I graduated with a Physics degree. Since then, I've been working in a soul-crushing IT job. Realistically, what are my options to push my career forward? Help me find my passion. Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 25, 2013 -
What qualifications (certifications, skills, volunteer experiences, etc.) can I realistically pick up, for free, without actually being employed in the field which they would qualify me for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I somewhat successfully moved out of this situation
...But I'm too drained to make any major moves forward, even though the urgency is much greater. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by Ashen
on Nov 12, 2012 -
I've landed in a dead-end job, but it's hard for me to overcome my anxiety about retraining or changing the direction of my career. How should I perform an objective, reasonable risk-reward analysis in the face of imperfect options and information? [more inside]
posted by pullayup
on Oct 28, 2012 -
Looking for a job and trying to figure the role and value of recruiters. Do i find one and talk with them about what sort of job I'm after? How do you find a good one?
posted by boombot
on Sep 19, 2012 -
For those who made the switch from temp to permanent work, what factors did you consider, what helped you decide? [more inside]
posted by glache
on Sep 13, 2012 -
I'm applying for a union (CUPE) job that I am almost 100% sure I am going to be offered. I think I am worth more than the union mandated payscale. What extras can I request/negotiate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 6, 2012 -
How do I cope with being constantly triggered while job-hunting? It's severely impacting my ability to apply for jobs. [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Sep 10, 2011 -
Can anyone give me a quick narrative about getting a job with the State of Illinois? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno
on Jul 31, 2011 -
I'm a digital project manager and have been through a few advertising agencies, each lasting about a year. I'm in my mid 30's and am currently in management running the digital department at an advertising agency. I'm truly looking to get out of advertising and into software, where process is more respected and you actually make products that need to last and serve a purpose.
When I go through job postings, my skills don't seem to transfer because it's openly acknowledged that true project management is not practiced in advertising. Anybody have any insight on the possibility of moving over or experience with it?
posted by Starsandthings
on Apr 8, 2011 -
My husband is thinking of leaving his job after nine months to escape a boss from hell. Would criticising what's happening in his workplace be a help or a hindrance when talking to prospective employers? [more inside]
posted by 8k
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I am a library director who definitely needs a change of job (possibly a change of career) but I am stumped as to how to convince employers outside the library world that I am willing, able and sometimes more than qualified to do a job that doesn't necessarily involve books/libraries/IT maintenance. Can anyone share examples of how to convince employers you are qualified for something different? [more inside]
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Where can I find advice on conducting and performing constructive career choice or career exploration exercises for small groups? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Nov 16, 2006 -
After only a week or so of job search
, I've been offered a software development position at a little startup that does almost exactly
what I want to do. Seriously, I cannot imagine a more ideal group to work for. I'm supposed to contact them next week to discuss terms and salary. However, during the interview, some of the statements seemed to imply that they didn't have the budget to satisfy my requested salary. I really want to work for these folks, but don't want to sell myself short. Can you think of creative suggestions I might make during negotiations to make up the difference? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on Oct 27, 2006 -
Job satisfaction: How did you increase yours?
I'm interested in hearing stories about how you became happier and more satisfied with your job. Did you have a talk with the boss? Move into a different department? Change careers? Shift your thinking about your current job? Branch out? Quit? In short, what were the successful changes you made?
posted by widdershins
on Jan 7, 2005 -
There was a comment the other day in one of the threads about portable careers and I'm very interested in breaking out of the corporate structure and becoming more mobile again.
What are the best resources for making the jump? What are the best career paths to follow to make the move? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 4, 2004 -
"My thang won't print!" What do you do when you work for a small-ish to smallish-mediumish company (say 125 users) and they rely on technology in every aspect of their business but are unwilling to spend/grow? [much more inside; apologies for this post's length] [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights
on Feb 26, 2004 -