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Severe depression and job search

Feeling serious despair. I left a toxic work environment, yet not in the smartest way and that was a year ago. I've done some PT work before moving to another state. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2016 - 14 answers

Should I take a new job when it'll be bad for my current employer?

It is very likely that I will be offered a new job soon. It is attractive to me for various reasons. Leaving my current job will put my team in a bad place at least temporarily, and we're already in the middle of a disruptive transition. Please help me decide to do. [more inside]
posted by Sock "Danger" Puppet on Apr 7, 2016 - 25 answers

The chores. The stores. Fresh air. Times Square!

What should a couple keep in mind about deciding whether to move to a small town and become a single income family? Bonus complications: Resort town, SAHD. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2015 - 9 answers

I want to work part-time.

I recently got a job as a public librarian. This is the first time I've had a permanent, full-time job and I've realized that it's not for me. I think I'd be much happier with the hours and flexibility of part-time work. [more inside]
posted by toby_ann on Dec 22, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be?

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 - 12 answers

A parachute for jumping off the Ivory Tower

Another humanities-grad-student-meets-real-life question. Finishing a linguistics Ph.D., have a classics M.A.; my academic job search is drawing a blank, so I'm looking further afield. What are some specific skills I could acquire that would make me more employable, and how do I go about acquiring them? Complications: I'll need visa sponsorship for any kind of employment, and time is a factor. [more inside]
posted by zeri on Mar 17, 2014 - 17 answers

♫♫ What do you do with a BS in Physics? ♫♫

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 - 11 answers

What can I do in my free time which could lead to a job?

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 - 9 answers

How to Stop Being Underemployed

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 - 36 answers

Living with post-recession stress disorder

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 - 16 answers

Are job recruiters helpful?

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 - 7 answers

Deciding whether to switch from temp to permanent employment?

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 - 8 answers

Is the union screwing me in advance?

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 - 8 answers

What can systems theory do for me?

Tell me all about Systems Theory, and how it can solve all my problems. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Oct 28, 2011 - 3 answers

being triggered by jobhunting - help

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 - 16 answers

Applying for Illinois state jobs?

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 - 1 answer

Career woes : digital project manager vs. software project manager

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 - 12 answers

Should you criticise your current workplace when talking to prospective employers?

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 - 20 answers

Jobs for tax accountants?

What kinds of jobs are available for tax accountants? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Jun 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Creative Job-Hunts

What are some unusual ways people have employed to get employed? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 20, 2008 - 13 answers

How to convince employers that you are more than your job title?

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 - 7 answers

I want to be a journalist...No! a copy editor! Yes!

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 - 2 answers

Can't we negotiate?

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 - 19 answers

Job Satisfaction

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 - 22 answers

Escape from the cubicle and still get paid

Portable careers?

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 - 8 answers

What do you do when you work for a small-ish company relying on patchwork solutions and outdated technology?

"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 - 14 answers

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