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Changing careers without going back to school?

CareerFilter: Any advice on undertaking a career change when going back to school is not an option? [more inside]
posted by kaudio on Dec 27, 2008 - 5 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

Coming from an art-school background, I have *none* of the requirements for a CS grad school. Am I hopeless?

How do I start a MS in Computer Science with no applicable background? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I balance my career and my relationship?

My romantic partner and I are looking at a potential separation about half a year from now, when I may need to move away for professional school. Help us (me, really) cope! tl;dr version: tips and suggestions for a couple, potentially headed for a potential long distance relationship thanks to career pressures? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Life as an OT?

Posting for a friend: What's it like to be an occupational therapist? [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Nov 24, 2008 - 2 answers

How does child bearing and rearing affect the salary gap between men and women?

How does child bearing and rearing affect the salary gap between men and women? [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot on Nov 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Can you help me find an engineering job in Los Angeles?

Can you help guide me in finding a mechanical engineering job after graduation? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Nov 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Career filter: Where do mid-career corporate newswriters go?

I currently work as a “Writer” for a large Colossal News Network. While I enjoy writing enough, the extreme schedules, incessant acute deadlines, and sensational content (“watch this surveillance tape of someone getting beat up!”) are getting to me. I’m not sure how I can parlay my strengths/ experience into a more fulfilling career. (i.e. out of television) Generally speaking, what kind of options do I have that would fit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 8 answers

How Do I Get Started In Seeking Political Office?

What Can I Expect If I Run For Public Office? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Oct 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Which path to go for product design/usability/human factors?

I'm a jack-of-all-trades type of guy interested in getting into product design/usability/human factors. I'm somewhat convinced getting a degree in industrial engineering is a good start. Any other paths to consider before I commit to that? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Career-building resources in animal rescue available in DFW

Looking for an tips, contacts, experiences to pass on to a Dallas/FW resident interested in animal rescue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 1 answer

I used to be crazy, now career me up!

My many bad decisions about education and work that have left me in dead-end jobs. What's the career of my dreams? And how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Sep 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Working in Higher Ed Administration

I'd like to know more about positions in higher education administration. [more inside]
posted by lagreen on Sep 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Careers after going to law school part-time

What are my career options after going to law school part-time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Grad school panic

I'm panicking right now about the prospects going back to grad school at the end of the summer. I've lost the ability to think straight about my situation. I need some help. [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on Aug 20, 2008 - 24 answers

Where do particle physicists work?

What fields and jobs/careers, outside of academia and national labs, do PhD experimental and theoretical particle physicists go into? Regarding experimental physicists, I mean ones that didn't specialize in working on hardware in grad school. [more inside]
posted by Sneutrino on Jul 21, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I tell people I'm not going to work in an office?

I am almost done with college. Since I've started, four separate times I've taken a semester off to study abroad, work overseas or do unorthodox things in the name of adventure. I've come to terms with myself and I know that this is I want out of life, and I know that when I graduate I'm not going to get a steady job with benefits or any of those other things that responsible people are supposed to do. How do I explain this to the people I care about in a way that makes them feel good about me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2008 - 39 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

Counterfeit careers!

I love counterfeiting. Especially counterfeit toys and clothes, cars and other crazy items! I LOVE counterfeiting. I want to explore the possibility of a career in intellectual property law or other careers that have to do with counterfeiting (like: becoming a counterfeiter!) [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 22, 2008 - 13 answers

What's a PCB Designer to do?

What's the next step, career-wise, for an experienced PCB Designer in the SF Bay Area who is finding numerous dead-ends on his current job search? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 16, 2008 - 5 answers

What do I want to be when I grow up?

Help me figure out what to do as a part-time secondary job, in addition to writing. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Apr 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Which careers for complex negotiations early on?

In which careers can one can get the most experience doing complex negotiations early on -- and make good (or great) money at it?
posted by shivohum on Mar 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Can a career counselor help me craft a better resume?

I want to take my resume to a career counselor/life coach-type person and talk about improving it. Will they really help me? And how do I find a good one? [more inside]
posted by Kronoss on Feb 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I find which quantitative/technical skills are hot, and which ones aren't?

Where can I find which quantitative/technical skills are hot, and which ones aren't? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Feb 3, 2008 - 13 answers

You can't be President - you took a nude photo 10 years ago! So you're a bad person!

Does doing anything sex-industry-related (from taking a nude photo to actually working as a prostitute or exotic dancer) actually damn you from ever living a successful life in another area? Has anyone ever managed to be known and respected in their field without falling into "OMG SHE POSED NUDE" controversy? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 28, 2008 - 49 answers

Gettin' ready for gettin' canned ...

My employer wants to fire me, but I've got a little time. How do I land on my feet before I'm thrown to the street? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2008 - 17 answers

Taking my compliance training from the insurance industry to ...somewhere else

So I accepted this compliance job in the life insurance/annuities industry. I'm happy I've done it but I want to know about my expected career trajectory. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Jan 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me converse intelligently with computer guys at cocktail parties.

Help me converse intelligently with computer guys at cocktail parties. [more inside]
posted by Enroute on Jan 15, 2008 - 33 answers

What should I do with my life post law school?

Another chapter in the ongoing saga of "what should notjustfoxybrown do with her law degree since she really, really doesn't want to retake the bar exam but feels societal pressure to do so." [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Jan 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Master's Degree in Urban Planning for a JD: now, later, or never?

Master's Degree in Urban Planning: now, later, or never? I'm in my third year of law school, and I've realized (after taking on a pile of debt) that I don't really want to practice law. I think urban planning is the right field for me. Should I rush to get applications in now to start a program next fall, or should I enter the workplace and try to apply next year? Or should I skip the urban planning degree and start applying for planning jobs with my JD? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Nov 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me figure out my dream career

Be my guidance counselor. Help me figure out my dream career. [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Nov 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Should I leave my cozy cubicle and go get a teaching degree?

Should I leave my cozy cubicle and go get a teaching degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2007 - 20 answers

Human Factors Careers in Gaming

HFIDFilter: What sort of career options are available in the Human Factors field these days that have to do with the video game industry?
posted by trokair on Nov 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Let's just say that I wanted to change careers...

Career change, midstream, to the technology field - can I have your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2007 - 10 answers

The Single Mum's Guide to Social Enterprise

Socially conscious business ideas for a funky media-savvy single mother? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

What are the most effective qualifications and qualities a production assistant should have on their resume?

Resume Help: Production Assistant for Film and Television? [more inside]
posted by ebonyknives on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Profession Matrix

I want to map out every possible profession / career. How would I start? [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Aug 25, 2007 - 11 answers

Which career move it better?

Career Filter: Should I move to a marketing agency or a large company with a strong internal marketing team? [more inside]
posted by chicken nuglet on Jul 16, 2007 - 6 answers

You oughta be, um, near pictures?

My boyfriend loves movies, but doesn't want to make them. What careers should he investigate? [more inside]
posted by doift on Jun 29, 2007 - 15 answers

How not to be anal about finding a good career

How to stop obsessing about the perfect career? Trying to choose between becoming a librarian or speech pathologist. [more inside]
posted by elisynn on Jun 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Everyone says this is a good problem to have, and I know it is, but it's KILLING ME!

Help me choose between two totally different jobs, my brain is going to explode! Even worse, perhans I'm an odd person, but I'm going to feel terrible telling either of these companies "No" and it's stressing me out a lot. I hate disappointing people. This emotional aspect is making it really hard for me to just quit stressing and think clearly about which makes more sense. [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Jun 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Jobs involving memorization?

I have a good memory. What are some careers that involve memorization? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Jun 5, 2007 - 28 answers

What should I do with my life?

What should I do with my life (career-wise)? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jun 4, 2007 - 18 answers

People & Resources in Student Welfare

I am deeply interested in education - not teaching, but in student life and welfare, as well as alternative/non-traditional education. How do I learn more about those issues? Which people are prominent in the field? What resources do I have? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Yeah, I'd get free cookies and cakes, but is that enough?

How do I negotiate (tomorrow!) a decent salary for working part-time as a creative services manager for a successful bakery where the company wants to leverage the coolness factor of the environment and I want to leverage my years of varied experience? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on May 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Help a lawyer find happiness?

What kind of job/career-change should a semi-miserable lawyer look for? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on May 9, 2007 - 24 answers

Overcoming fear of success.

Overcoming fear of success. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Career in the social services, but my heart isn't in it.

Career in the social services, but my heart isn't in it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Planning Our Re-entry

How do you start a new life with nothing except money in the bank? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 11, 2007 - 12 answers

What do you love/hate about being an elementary school teacher?

What do you like most and least about being an elementary school teacher? I'm changing careers and want the lowdown. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Feb 12, 2007 - 13 answers

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