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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

What software industry position is right for an ex-consultant?

What software company positions would best use my management consulting skillset? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for a non-office job where I can take pride in my work and not deal with too many people.

What are some jobs that are "out in the world" (i.e. not in an office) that don't involve lots of interaction with people? [more inside]
posted by allseeingabstract on Aug 23, 2010 - 32 answers

Filter Google culture for me

What are Google's People Programs people like? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Dream job for an aspiring actor who does not enjoy starving to death

"Does my dream job exist?" Or, "What are some good fallback jobs for an aspiring actor who does not enjoy starving to death?" [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy on Aug 16, 2010 - 24 answers

Looking for job experiences involving human factors or education that will help me decide which field of study to pursue.

Pre-Graduate School Question: I am interested in both human factors and education/education administration. Do you have a job related to either of these fields in some way? Can you provide a small window into this current or past job and help me decide which (if either) field to pursue? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Aug 16, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I tell my manager to wake up?

How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Do my numerous constraints rule out meaningful work with kids?

I'd like to learn about jobs that involve working intensively, one-on-one, with preschool or elementary-aged kids, to help them learn or develop. But, I have so many constraints that I'm not sure any role fits. Could you point me to any possibilities? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Everyday jobs that you've found fun and enjoyable

What readily available, everyday jobs have you found enjoyable? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jul 13, 2010 - 37 answers

chart me a path to cold air

what sort of office-professional jobs involve year-round immersion in temperatures below 65F, and how might one consider qualifying for them? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Jul 13, 2010 - 28 answers

What jobs pay at least 50k?

I know that times are tough and young grads everywhere are struggling, but let's assume, merely hypothetically, that I wanted to find a job that pays $50,000 USD a year. Where/in what industry would I look? [more inside]
posted by Theloupgarou on Jul 2, 2010 - 17 answers

I want to leave my job...how do I finagle this?

I wanted to title this "give me permission to quit my job"...but I think I'm settled on that. Now what? Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by clever anonymous username on Jun 21, 2010 - 12 answers

What careers go up against "obviously" wrong conventional wisdom that change people's lives fairly dramatically one person at a time?

What careers go up against "obviously" wrong conventional wisdom that change people's lives fairly dramatically one person at a time? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Jun 1, 2010 - 24 answers

Embracing the inner flirt for work, but probably not evil.

In which professions/careers is being flirty a plus? [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Jun 1, 2010 - 46 answers

How to quit grad school and start a career?

I want to quit grad school and start a career. I'm 25 with a BA in English. I know times are tough, but this PhD program -- and the quality of life that accompanies it -- are even tougher. I can do this, right? [more inside]
posted by earlofrochester on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

What's a good fit?

Looking to leave my job for a new line of work - what would be a good fit given these conditions: combination of indoor/outdoor work, engaging, varied, $40k/year, ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Taking a break from work - help me make it count!

My wife has been feeling a lot of stress at her job for quite some time and is unsure of her overall career choice. She switched jobs about 1.5 years ago to try to reduce stress but her situation has not improved. She is concerned about finding a new job while employed (again) because the positions that she is qualified for would be similar. She is considering leaving her job and taking the time off to explore options and get herself into mental and physical shape. We've gone over our finances together and played out several scenarios that we think will work. Now we're seeking advice on things we may have missed or advice on how to make these months off really count as a time of mental reflection and physical health. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 27 answers

Time to give up?

I'm 24 and I already have an undergraduate degree. Now I want to study something completely different: economics. Turns out it's a little trickier than I first thought [rant inside] [more inside]
posted by Zen_is_Lev on Apr 22, 2010 - 21 answers

How to get a job working in PR?

How could I (a junior in high school) eventually work in the public relations industry? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Please help me pound the pavement as effectively as possible

I would like to find a new job, but I think my first step should be to brush up on my job search skills. What recommendations do you have for how to do that? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Best non-desk jobs?

Recently, a metafilter post pointed out the health hazards of desk jobs. Which leaves me wondering about the alternatives. Can anyone suggest (preferably from personal experience) examples of great, unusual, economically viable and realistically attainable non-desk jobs? [more inside]
posted by Hobbacocka on Apr 11, 2010 - 24 answers

Strategies for geo-strategy?

Monitor 360 does the kind of work I'd like to do. Help me find similar companies. [more inside]
posted by kjars on Mar 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Did no one learn from Tiger's mistakes?

Which should I secure first, new work or new shelter? Gawd, what a day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Applying to companies with no openings?

What is the protocol for applying to companies that don't have any job openings listed? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Am I lawyer material?

Having noticed the profusion of law-related questions and "IANYL" versus "IANAL" answers... I'm considering law school. I want to be sure I'm making the right choice. [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Mar 9, 2010 - 31 answers

Inspirational stories need to regain hope

Does anyone have or know of an inspirational story about someone who lost everything and had to start over in mid-life? What helped get through the low period and start over? [more inside]
posted by Goodgrief on Mar 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Unfrozen Caveman Freelance Journalist

Looking for creative ways out of freelance journalism limbo. [more inside]
posted by thelastenglishmajor on Jan 29, 2010 - 9 answers

"Don't worry, dad is here!" but I worry

Should I move to increase my chances at getting a job? Should I drop it all to help my parents? Should I stay where I'm happiest? [possibly long] [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 27, 2010 - 22 answers

me want job

What are current job prospects for librarians? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jan 17, 2010 - 21 answers

Not excited about taking a low-paying job, but do I just take it because I need the work?

I was offered a part-time job that's 1.) an hour away and 2.) pays very badly. I need the work, but also feel like I need to assert my worth, as someone who is hardly just out of college, and has a lot of related experience. Should I just suck it up and take it? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Jan 1, 2010 - 39 answers

Atypical ways to get interviews at companies?

Almost every job I have ever received came from responding to a Craigslist/Monster/Indeed.com ad. This strategy doesn't seem to work as well anymore, likely due to astounding increases in online application volume. Besides simply knowing someone at the company, what are other ways you've had success in getting interviews?
posted by kelechv on Dec 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Back to School Alphabet Soup: BA vs BSc vs HonBA vs HonBSc

So, I'm at a transition point in my life. A bunch of things are ending and a bunch of things are beginning. Seems like a good time to finally get around to finishing that degree. Only question is, which degree? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 1, 2009 - 7 answers

What did you do with your degree?

Have you managed to turn an undergrad degree in the humanities/liberal arts into a satisfying and intellectually challenging career? Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Nov 25, 2009 - 29 answers

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