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Non-traditional library careers

(1) What are some non-traditional careers out there for MLIS graduates? (2) Also, I've heard a little bit about consulting and information architecture, but how does one get started in these fields? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

How to become less emotionally invested in work?

How do I manage emotional investment in my work? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Oct 6, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I help my SO cope with the stress of finding a job?

My girlfriend's finishing grad school, and is beginning her job hunt. How can I best help her cope with the stress? She's smart, capable and graduating from a top 5 school, but she's generally negative and I think her fear of being unemployed is heightened by the fact that she had an unsuccessful job search at the end of her BSc, and by the pressure put on her by her family. Plus, since I've got a job in her desired field, it makes it harder for me to relate to what she's going through. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Tell Me More About Someone's Work

More non-fiction please! As a strange antidote to having to read a lot of dry academic articles, I enjoy pleasurable non-fiction writing about jobs and work. Books I've liked in the past include May Roach (Stiff); Atul Gawande (Complications, Better); Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickeled and Dimed); and Tracy Kidder (House, Among Schoolchildren). I'd like recommendations for more non-fiction along those lines. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Sep 23, 2011 - 36 answers

How do I find a job where I'm useful?

I've found what bothers me about my office job -- my position and what I do is utterly useless. What I do has absolutely no effect on anyone, nor does it increase my employer's profit or success in any measurable way. I've realized this is what leaves me absolutely drained at the end of the work day, though I've spent the day sitting at a desk. It also makes me dread going to work in the morning because I could not feel more like a cog in the machine. What are some jobs where I can actually feel useful or needed, or feel like I'm contributing to society? [more inside]
posted by allseeingabstract on Sep 13, 2011 - 25 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

Web Developer or Project Manager?

I'm an exhausted hybrid web developer/project manager/computer support person and would like to specialize. Please advise me. [more inside]
posted by JuliaKM on Sep 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Training for Geeky Career/Job

What formal training exists to meet the requirements for this geeky job offer? "XML/XQuery; Content Management Systems (CMS)"
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Career ideas for stuck linguist?

Careers advice for UK local government linguist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I switch into a career in web/software development?

I think I want to ditch law school before it starts and become a developer of some kind, but I have no experience in the field. How do I accomplish the career change after the law school ditching? (more details inside) [more inside]
posted by traversionischaracter on Aug 2, 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

How can I, a total weirdo, get a job saving the environment?

Green career ideas for a right-brained, mechanically challenged sociophobic introvert who doesn’t want a desk job? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Jul 17, 2011 - 22 answers

Careers for a social butterfly

What kinds of professional careers are there that involve working with people and helping them that won't bore me or burn me out? [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on Jun 24, 2011 - 15 answers

That UN Passport is such a lovely shade of blue

Help me transition from journalism to a development/NGO/UN career ... without a master's! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Health professions/schools that do not require any standardized testing to get into?

What are other careers similar to a Chiropractor? IE. Health professions/schools that do not require any standardized testing to get into? [more inside]
posted by cruncheweesy on Jun 22, 2011 - 23 answers

Got my "Ghost Hunter" business card, now what?

How do off-the-wall, one-person operations get their professional start? [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on May 28, 2011 - 7 answers

How to turn hobby (dressmaking) into business, and is it a good idea?

Advice on turning a hobby (dressmaking) into a business/career for a recent graduate [more inside]
posted by robintw on May 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I stay with my company or leave for another job?

I've been living overseas for a decade and have decided to move home to be closer to my family. My multinational company has agreed in principal to transfer me to an office in my home country. I am happy at my current company, but negotiations are proceeding more slowly than I would like. Enter company B, a competitor, which has approached me about a similar position in the city I would like to move to. Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by kramer1975 on May 2, 2011 - 5 answers

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

How did you pay for your MLS degree?

Do MLS students ever receive full funding? [more inside]
posted by Ylajali on Mar 31, 2011 - 24 answers

What is my career?

What did you do when you were in your 20s and trying to find a way to support yourself financially but still had no idea what you wanted to do in terms of a career? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Mar 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Should I do patent law?

Would you advise a lawyer with 22 undergraduate physics credits to complete the 2-3 additional physics classes necessary to qualify for the patent bar? Will I be employable as a patent attorney in Chicago with the minimum technical background or do I need an additional degree (or degrees)? Is it fun? [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Mar 21, 2011 - 12 answers

applying for a job: are you sick of my resume yet?

How many times can I apply for a job at the same company without looking desperate? I've applied for the same job at the same organization three times in the past few years, and have not been hired. They are hiring someone for the same position again. Should I apply? [more inside]
posted by inertia on Mar 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me become a public intellectual

I may know what I want to do with my life. Yay! But how the heck do I get there? [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Feb 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Work for the right to keep a tie on.

Help me use a college career fair to my best advantage! [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Feb 9, 2011 - 5 answers

In the banking jobhunt world, AVP does not mean Alien Vs Predator

What are the best job hunting sites/resources for an AVP level bank officer looking for a new job? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Feb 8, 2011 - 4 answers

I bought myself a liarbird, things got more and more absurd.

(JobFilter): Help me work with a university career center. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Feb 2, 2011 - 2 answers

A Year In the Life Of

Are there a series of books about holding a particular kind of job for a year? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Jan 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Count the number of Rs in this title in two seconds

How can I hone my attention to detail and what can I use this skill for? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jan 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Help with career?

What other career fields can I explore? [more inside]
posted by ecks on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

It might sound dodgy now, but it sounds great when you're dead.

What positions does "research assistant" translate into in the real world? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Wooing For Work

Am I Being Courted? (In the professional sense) [more inside]
posted by LudgerLassen on Jan 3, 2011 - 7 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

Where are the good job sites?

What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
posted by COD on Dec 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Decision on Decision Science

What careers directly relate to a BS in Business Administration, Concentration in Decision Sciences? [more inside]
posted by o0o0o on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Science friction burns my fingers.

Where can my career take me except graduate school? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Nov 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Quarter-Life Crisis Ahoy!

What should I be when I grow up? I'm 30 years old. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Nov 9, 2010 - 35 answers

If I was your second choice two months ago, can I be your first choice now?

Should I followup 2 months after I didn't get the job? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Nov 2, 2010 - 10 answers

How have you used your liberal arts degree?

I'm a political science/economics double-major with an Arabic minor graduating in May from a highly ranked public university. Who else out there had a similar course of study, and what did you do with it after you graduated? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by cirgue on Nov 1, 2010 - 19 answers

How to grow at a small company?

I'm a developer and I'm looking for career advice on whether or not to stay at my current company or move on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me turn indistinct desires and ideas into a concrete plan of action.

What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 answers

How to start a career as a freelance journalist.

I'm a university student about to graduate with honours in Arts (majoring in English). I've spent the last three years working casually as a mostly unpaid freelance journalist for several rather small online and print publications, and now that my studies have come to a close I'm looking to move into paid work. If there are any mefites who have experience as freelancers and have any advice (or jobs!) for me starting out in this business, I'd really appreciate any input at all. [more inside]
posted by rigby99 on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Is it too late for me to major in neuroscience?

Is it too late for me to major in neuroscience? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Oct 4, 2010 - 14 answers

following your bliss, writing mentor edition

Following your bliss, writing mentor edition -- how can positive experiences with mentoring and writing lead me to a career I'll love? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Oct 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Careers for a medical school drop-out?

Careers for a medical school drop-out? [more inside]
posted by Mike1024 on Oct 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Audio careers in film and television

I'm looking for information about careers in audio, sound and music within the film and television industries. Info like how to find an entry level job/internship, size of the industry, average income, etc for jobs like sound designer, audio editor, production sound mixer, dialogue editor, composer, foley etc. Thanks!
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Sep 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Professional careers services.

I want to try a professional careers councelling service, and I'm looking for advice and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I become more intelligent?

How can I become more intelligent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2010 - 44 answers

Should I quit my consulting job mid-way through a big project?

Should I quit my consulting job mid-way through a big project? [more inside]
posted by magazineaddict on Sep 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Am I being too ambitious?

I've enrolled in three classes at my local community college to obtain two post-BA certificates. I need to decide if I'm making a good decision or if my eyes are bigger than my brain.... [more inside]
posted by slyboots421 on Aug 30, 2010 - 8 answers

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