I'm a former (er, trying to be former, at least) graphic designer and web idiot, now attending school to become a registered nurse. What I'd really like to do, tho, is eventually work somehow in the area of criminal justice, whether it's directly with victims of crime (and that would be preferable) or not. Help? [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Looking for work ideas that utilizes a fresh MBA that can be done from home. [more inside]
posted by ransom
on Jan 2, 2007 -
I would very much like to locate a list of most (if not all) careers in health and medicine that correlates the required level of education, years and study focus, as well as expected income levels.
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Jan 2, 2007 -
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 -
I recently left my comfortable position in a safe, nonprofit enclave to try the big bad corporate world and see if I could make a go of it. Three months in, the fit is pretty lousy. Ah, but I think I know what I really
want to do. And yet, should I give the new place more time to see if things improve? What's that? Yes, or course, there's ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Social security numbers on job applications. I have a library user who is applying for hourly-level jobs at places that only accept online applications. A surprising number of the application sites ask for a social security number, and are set up so that unless you put nine digits in the SSN field you can't proceed to the rest of the application. [more inside]
posted by Jaie
on Nov 2, 2006 -
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 -
I want to design museum exhibits. What is the recommended course of action to make this into a career? What schools offer such a program? Are there many jobs available in this field? Anyone have any experience with this? I know that this is my calling, please help me get started.
posted by foxinthesnow
on Oct 9, 2006 -
Do I pick a career by taking my limitations (bipolar II diagnosis) into consideration, or do I just dream of anything that sounds like I would like it when I am not in the throes of suffering? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger
on Aug 14, 2006 -
Which industries in the UK are looking for recruits and can provide or fund necessary training e.g. NHS, teaching? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish
on Jul 12, 2006 -
How does one break into the entertainment industry from a dorm room in the northeast? [more inside]
posted by jne1813
on Mar 13, 2006 -
When applying for a job, how do I write a cover letter that doesn't sound contrived, and phony? The guides I've found don't seem all that helpful, especially considering most of the positions I'm applying for are entry level. General tips for writing a cover letter?
posted by mhaw
on Jan 13, 2006 -
We're trying to build a web based, semi-automated careers referral program on the company website. We'd like employees to send specific job postings to friends via our website. Due to anti-spam circumventions in formmail and other such programs, this is proving difficult. What CGI/PHP tools would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy
on Jan 5, 2006 -
I think I want to change careers and become a teacher. I need a change. I've been told "You'd be a great teacher!" by several people and I think I believe them. I already have a Masters (multimedia/technology), and I'm in NY state. How long will it really take me, and what else should I know before I leap? (More specific situational info inside...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 21, 2005 -
What are some basic software-development facts that someone interacting with developers should know? [more inside]
posted by clarahamster
on Aug 18, 2005 -
How do I convince a corporate VP that my nonprofit skills are completely transferrable for the job for which I have a phone interview Friday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 11, 2005 -
What would be steps for someone to take who wanted to move into a journalism career but is very far from that field? [more inside]
posted by xmutex
on Apr 22, 2005 -
Somehow, I've managed to take a liking to haute couture. As in, fashion design has begun to interest me greatly. I am seriously thinking of a career path in it, or at least willing to pursue it to see how much interest I can maintain beyond, "that's really neat looking." Some basic, naive questions lay within. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Mar 29, 2005 -
StartupFilter: What questions would you ask a startup you were thinking of joining? What questions would you ask yourself?
More about the startup: its a software company that has VC funding. They are just starting to create the product. There's less than ten people involved.
More about me: a corporate monkey who's looking for a change in life if possible but can stay put if that's best. I have a good job salary-wise right now, but I do not feel like I am moving anywhere with it. I have worked long hours in the past and am interested in the product being created. I felt the need to post anonymously because I have posted about my job here before.
posted by anonymous
on Jan 27, 2005 -
OK. Jessamyn (about 3 posts down) asks a similar question BUT . . . I too, am employed as a librarian who makes occasional (shitty) money on the side writing feature articles or whatever comes my way. In May I am moving to Argentina. I plan on returning for grad school in Journalism in 2006 and want to bolster my writing resume. Question: How difficult is it to do correspondence writing if I don't already have an in? Any travel writers out there? What's the secret?
posted by punkbitch
on Jan 11, 2005 -
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 -
Are there any good websites or books for students that are interested in finding more about what different careers in public policy are available to them? I've been looking around for some friends of mine, but have had trouble finding anything...
posted by jare2003
on Nov 28, 2004 -
My younger brother is doing a Bacherlor's degree in journalism and is acing his course so far. But what he really wants to do is "gaming journalism" (yes, he's nuts.) Well, you could call him a "hardcore gamer". Just how lucrative is gaming journalism in USA anyway (figures?) [some more important health packs and armour inside...] [more inside]
posted by madman
on Nov 25, 2004 -
This entry from an EA Programmer's wife
(via /.) details working for EA to complete exhaustion. I'm a young guy, maybe I don't know, but it seems to me that most of your 'dream jobs' like working on a video game, a magazine, advertising, etc. are completely exploited by management because it's seen as a cool job. Also, hundreds of people are waiting to take your 80-hour work week 'dream job.' Is this pretty much the sharp edge to doing what you love to do? Most jobs are pretty shitty, but it looks like anything remotely creative/cool sucks beyond measure as far as hours and stress goes. Do all of these 'cool' careers suck this bad? Is it just something that comes along with the industry, and you should just shut up about it?
posted by Stan Chin
on Nov 11, 2004 -
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 -
I've finished my teacher education program and now I want a job. I sent out resumes to every school system I was interested in and followed up with the basic "Just want to confirm you received it" blah blah blah. I've been told that, now that some systems are posting openings, I should be calling them regularly to keep them aware of my name. But... what do I say? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty
on May 8, 2004 -
Does anyone do medical transcription? Can someone point me to a site that gives a good overview of needed equipment, cheap courses or something. It's tough to wade through the sales pitches that a google search turn up.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Mar 22, 2004 -