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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

From the career perspective is there money in the online/e-learning space?

From the career perspective is there money in the online/e-learning space? If so, where is it, or where will it be in a few years? I specialize in software training and education and am looking to get my foot in the door if it is worth it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Public, please help me determine a gradual, economical policy for my life.

Considering grad school for public policy, economics, international development. Help me sort out my life. [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on Nov 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Give me an AskMe career shakedown!

CareerFilter! Help me to "diagnose" why I'm so tired of my career and which directions will lead to more satisfaction in future! Patient history, current symptoms and potential therapies under the fold (neatly organised but very long!!!). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Jump ship or stick it out?

I hate my job, and as long as I'm still in the job it's hard for me to look for a new one. But should I stick it out or just take my chances? I know similar questions have been asked, but the details differ enough that I hope the hive mind will not mind my asking and be able to offer some perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Undergraduate Degree != Career ?

What do I do when I graduate if I know I don't want to pursue my undergraduate field? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Books on cover letters geared to new college grads?

Books on cover letters and resumes geared to new college graduates? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Life after development work?

I'm tired of being hung up on. Please help me figure out my next move beyond nonprofit development work! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Are there needles in this haystack?

I'm looking for user interface shops or departments within companies that do a particular kind of work, and that hire a particular kind of role (even if they have no jobs open right now). Do you know if they exist, and whether they're common or rare? Or, do you know how I can find out? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Problem-solver in search of suitable problems

I think I finally understand what I like to do. So... what would I like to do? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Jul 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Smart couple, will work for fun and adventure.

I didn't get into grad school, but instead of vast disappointment, I feel like I dodged a bullet. Sigh, another question for someone who wants a fulfilling job, preferably not in the US, in the midst of an economic meltdown. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I navigate career limbo and transition from freelancing back to in-house work?

After a few years of full-time freelancing, I'm exploring a return to in-house work. What I've found in the early days of my search is that I'm in a kind of career limbo, a few years overqualified for the mid-level jobs and a few years underqualified for the senior-level jobs. So: How to deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Make me Tony Robbins, or some reasonable facsimilie thereof

I'm curious to know of any reputable life coaching certification programs. I think I might be interested in this as a potential career path, but am having difficulty sifting through moutains of info. [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Jul 23, 2009 - 10 answers

I think I need to change my career. Is teaching the right one for me?

Should I go in to teaching? What's it like teaching primary (up to 11-12 year old kids)? Do you get to do much science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I stop resenting my boyfriend?

Help me get over my envy of my boyfriend's deservedly good professional reputation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 28 answers

Careers about making life simple

What are some careers that involve making life simpler? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Jul 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Escape from QA

A young microbiologist feels stifled & unsatisfied at his current job and seeks something more creative and people-oriented. [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Jul 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Should I stay in law school?

Should I drop out of law school or stay in? And if I stay in, what should I do so I can end up leading the kind of life I want to lead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 - 24 answers

Creative careers?

Help me advise my sister-in-law on a creative career path! [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jun 27, 2009 - 3 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

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