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Consulting with a law degree

What job do you have that uses your law degree but didn't require you to take the bar and, ideally, you're able to do it as a side gig? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2014 - 21 answers

Resume/Job Search Question #1001

In May, I will be graduating with a master's degree in applied anthropology. I'll be meeting a potential employer this week (possibly tomorrow) at a 3-day long design/innovation bootcamp. How and when do I broach the subject of employment and ask to send him my resume? Bonus job search questions abound! [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Mar 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I make it as a freelance mechanical engineering consultant?

I have a BS in mechanical engineering and a couple years experience performing FEA simulations for a company in the US military/aerospace industry. I recently found out that there are consulting firms out there charging a lot of money for the same type of services I perform. If possible, I'd like to get my PE license and begin offering my services on a freelance basis. If I can do that successfully, I'd like to form my own consulting firm. My main concern is that I won't be able to find clients. How can I find my way into this market? I've heard that a lot of CAD work is being outsourced and I'm not sure if the demand for these services is really there. I've searched for mechanical engineering listings on freelance sites but I've mostly found low paying odd jobs. My ideal customers would be legitimate companies that need reliable FEA services but are small enough to not have their own mechanical engineer. How can I find these customers? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
posted by PeterKlayton on Oct 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Sales as a bridge to other careers?

Is a job in sales a good way to jump from academia to the corporate world? [more inside]
posted by MouseOfHouseofAnony on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Wow, a job offer...to do the same job...and piss everyone off?

A consulting company that I work with would like to hire me away from my employer but then provide consulting services to them. Is this ever a good idea? What do I need to know/find out before moving forward? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Dec 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me get back into the workforce

How should I handle leaving a job due to illness (and a subsequent extended absence) when reapplying to jobs in finance and consulting? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Nov 10, 2011 - 13 answers

What is a case study interview (and other questions about consulting firms)?

What is a case study interview (and other questions about consulting firms)? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Oct 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Is consulting for me?

Management consulting for lawyers. Is there any path for early mid-career lawyers (5-10 years out) in management consulting? Is management consulting for me? [more inside]
posted by yarly on Aug 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Need Management Consulting Help

I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Too safe to go, too poor to stay - to open a private consulting business or not?

Has anyone ever regretted leaving a stable IT job with a pension and good benefits to consult in private industry? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Aug 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me start my environmental consulting career!

Help me start my environmental consulting career! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I doubt my awesomeness?

Okay, okay. I started sending out resumes. Now I need some help separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. All of these emails about consulting and contract positions - are they worthwhile, or just recruiter spam? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Apr 15, 2011 - 11 answers

How to become a Web Usability consultant?

Does anyone have any experience becoming a Web Usability consultant? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Oct 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Consulting Career Planning

Wanting to start doing independent consulting work in two years. Advice for now? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Oct 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Should I tell my boss that I'm planning to move on?

I'm looking for specific guidance (based on experience or intuition) about whether or not to tell my boss that I am planning a career transition--and whether/how to approach the boss about helping me find a job that will better suit my talents, interest and ambitions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Sustainability consulting and design - how to start?

Interested in the field of sustainability consulting and design - questions and concerns inside [more inside]
posted by rmm on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Work for myself, or the man?

Should I go back to work for the huge corporation, or stick it out and try and work for myself? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Mar 12, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I fast track my way into consulting?

How do I fast track my way into consulting? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 27, 2007 - 8 answers

What rate should I charge a nonprofit for web & db development work?

I'm looking at taking on a freelance consulting project for a nonprofit in the SF Bay Area that involves creating web interfaces to a SQL Server backend. This would be my first non-voluntary (i.e., >$0) freelance project. What rate should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jun 9, 2006 - 8 answers

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