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Help me start a new career

I need a list of careers which do not necessarily require a University degree or formal training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 6 answers

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London?

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Go to work or stay home?

Flufilter: It hit me like a freight train on Friday-went to the doc, and yes, it's the flu. My question for the hivemind is this: Do I try to go back to work tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 1, 2009 - 15 answers

What do graphic artists/publishers charge?

How much should I charge for my services? My local car dealership asked me to produce a newsletter for his 4000 customers. I've been working in another industry for 30 years and am exploring doing my life's passion-graphic arts, for work. I do not know what to charge for this. He has seen my work and loves it. Any suggestions? An hourly charge? Per diem? Per copy?
posted by ~Sushma~ on Feb 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Human Rights Inquiries from Work

Can an employer discipline you for making calls to Human Rights on work time? [more inside]
posted by Raynyn on Feb 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Dear Prudence, or whoever you are...

Whose name do I use when writing a cover letter for a job? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 23, 2009 - 15 answers

What might I like/dislike about working in healthcare quality improvement?

The research/datawonk job that I (mostly) love has fallen victim to the times and other hazards. Though I'm by no means wedded to this area, the Mr. and I have given it some thought and decided that this is not a good time (for personal or economic reasons, given family nearby and the difficult local housing market) to pick up stakes. Most of my instincts suggest that I really could make a go out of flying solo, at least for a while. This notion has been bolstered by an outpouring of positive comments and support from several community clients. However, I feel like I owe it to myself to at least consider what other options for "stable" employment might be out there that suit me. I have an upcoming interview for a job for a health care organization in the QI department. I'd like to hear from anyone in the hive mind who's gone this route. Given what I've shared above, what might I find fun, tedious, stressful, etc. about this line of work? What would the day-to-day work be like? What kinds of things should I ask about or look out for in my upcoming interview? (More specifics below the fold) [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo on Feb 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Severance packages a thing of the past?

Severence package in the current economy? [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on Feb 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Good Graphic Design Porfolio Services/Sites

What are some good online graphic design portolio services? Free is great but I don't mind paying for some quality either. I'm a broadcast designer so I have a lot of motion graphics to show. Thanks!
posted by Tim McDonough on Feb 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Can an MA graduate fill an MS job?

A job opportunity opened up that requires an "MS degree". I have a MA. I know that I have the knowledge and experience for this position. Is there any way I can apply for this job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2009 - 23 answers

I want to be a productive member of society, but be paid for it

As a PhD student in the wet biological sciences who will (hopefully) graduate in 2-3 years, what skillsets/experiences should I work on to maximize my employability? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Feb 13, 2009 - 7 answers

how to write a letter of recommendation

How do I write a letter of recommendation for an account representative? [more inside]
posted by genniangel0 on Feb 2, 2009 - 3 answers

$10000 of unpaid contract work. Is it a refund?

2008 tax question- I'm yet to be paid a large amount of money from a contracting gig last year, and doubt that I ever will receive the amount. How might this affect my self-employment taxes? [more inside]
posted by localhuman on Feb 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Fired from the Borg! Can I get Unemployment Insurance in MA?

Can you get Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance if your fired for a "violation of company policy"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I best arm myself for an upcoming salary/bonus review in this economic climate?

How do I best arm myself for an upcoming salary/bonus review in this economic climate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Who gets arrested when our "urban outdoorsman" sign holders break the law?

What are the legalities of utilizing a homeless person/vagrant/urban outdoorsman for marketing purposes? I've read up on "Bumvertising", but other than some negative feedback from homeless persons advocates (wikipedia) what happens when one of these "employees" happens to do something illegal? [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Jan 23, 2009 - 6 answers

How much notice?

How much notice should I give before quitting my job? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Jan 23, 2009 - 21 answers

Sure, I'll work for you. Now what?

I was just offered a great opportunity but need to flesh out the details. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by platinum on Jan 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me wow them with a good first impression!

I will be e-mailing my resume to a company that is hiring for an operations management position. My experience and knowledge seems to line up perfectly with what they are looking for. They included a phone number in the employment ad. I want to call shortly after I send my resume and introduce myself as I am sure they are receiving hundreds of resumes. Other than, "Hi. My name is so-and-so and I was calling to see if the position is still open," what are some ways to leave an impression and engage the HR manager in a brief conversation?
posted by ieatwords on Jan 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Supporting someone returning to work after depression

How can I best support a staff member returning to work after a period off with depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me find an entry-level supermarket job in the UK!

What's the best way to quickly find a supermarket job (shelf-stacking, tills etc.) in the UK? Tesco, Sainsburys, Lidl, Waitrose etc. [more inside]
posted by pyotrstolypin on Dec 29, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I check out an online degree program?

What's an unbiased resource for checking out the value of credentials obtained through an online degree or distance learning program? [more inside]
posted by gm2007 on Dec 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Who blinks first

My employer, a publicly traded company incorporated in Delaware, is dragging its feet reimbursing me for about 5k in expense reports. I live and work in Calif. The reason for this is a genral company-wide liquidity problem. I don't expect my employment to last much more than a few mos more. What recourse do i have to get reimbursed?
posted by Fupped Duck on Dec 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Tokyo or bust!

Does anyone know of any good resources for finding non-teaching work in Japan? [more inside]
posted by C^3 on Dec 22, 2008 - 7 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

Will Company A wait for me while I interview at Company B? (3-4 weeks from now?)

I am likely to soon get a job offer from Company A. Yesterday, Company B called to schedule an interview for a few weeks from now. I would prefer to work at Company B, but if I didn't get the job, I would want to work at Company A. How do I handle this delicate situation, seeing as we're talking about almost a month until I would have an answer from Company B? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Nov 25, 2008 - 11 answers

What to say at interviews re: being fired wrongfully

Four days ago I filed a complaint with the department of labor against my current employer due to unpaid overtime. Today, I was fired. Should I disclose this to future potential employers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 12 answers

I'm worried future employers will think I was fired and I wasn't. What to do?

I am planning to leave my job at the end of December because I want to be closer to my immediate family. It's a fantastic job, and I'm worried future employers will think I was fired/left under poor circumstances -- which is not true. Is there any way to minimize this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 7 answers

How to survive this horrible job one day at a time?

My job is making me miserable. I need some short-term coping strategies. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 26 answers

How can a shy guy improve his cold calling in order to get a job?

I am out of work and have decided try something new in my job search. I have started cold-calling potential employers in my industry. Now, the thing is . . I'm pretty shy, not a salesman type at all. Calling up strangers in order to promote myself is not something that comes naturally to me. How can I make cold-calling work for me? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

Could I make your beer?

What are breweries looking for in prospective employees? Alternately: What types of careers are available in brewing, and what makes one qualified for those jobs? Any relevant info helpful. [more inside]
posted by paisley henosis on Nov 17, 2008 - 13 answers

When a job offer is no such thing.

Australian Industrial Relations / Contract Law: when a job offer isn't worth the paper it's written on, what recourse does one have? [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Ski/snowboard mountains to work on?

I want to snowboard/ski everyday, all winter. Where should I get a job? [more inside]
posted by GrubbyUtter on Nov 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Too many workers, not enough work?

Why do companies keep hiring when they already don't have enough work to go around? [more inside]
posted by bulanjing on Nov 10, 2008 - 14 answers

One application for a job, or many through agencies?

Is it worth applying for the same job through several different agencies, or should I just apply once? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Nov 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Determining salary and compensation requirements, prior to interview with new employer

Interviewing at new employer... how to determine salary and compensation requirements? [more inside]
posted by valannc on Nov 5, 2008 - 4 answers

RELIABLE Economic Forecast, Plus Other Unemployment Advice?

I could use people's advice as to finding out the most likely future of our economy, how to come out of a period of unemployment proud as to how I used my time, and how to best prepare for the worst. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers


My problems with ADHD have reached the point where my employer of two years wants me to fill out paperwork requesting "reasonable accommodations" through the Americans with Disabilities Act. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2008 - 11 answers

To Ph.D., or not to Ph.D? That is the question.

Should I get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Nov 2, 2008 - 43 answers

Does a hierarchy exist among fast food/chain restaurant workers?

Does a hierarchy exist among fast food/chain restaurant workers, but on a inter-restaurant level? [more inside]
posted by jedrek on Nov 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Is a BS worth spending another year in school?

I'm working on a BA in chemistry, with a concentration in biochemistry. Compared to getting a BS, will it be harder for me to find a job when I graduate? If so, how much harder? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Oct 28, 2008 - 13 answers

help me gain employment in the wonderful world of food service

What can I expect at interviews for simple restaurant/food service jobs? What things should I be saying to increase the chances I'll get hired? How should I dress? I have no foodservice experience. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 - 16 answers

To live or die in Chi-town

Asking for a friend: How might she go about finding gainful employment in Chicago? She's two years out of college, graphics design major, working for a printer in middle America, and wants the bright lights, big city. Marketing would be the dream job for her. Any advice? Recruiting agencies? Pounding the pavement? The Internet hasn't worked so well for her.
posted by cameradv on Oct 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Job search during depression

What kind of jobs might a person without much job experience actually be able to get straight out of college, given the current financial crisis and general economic BLARGH? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Oct 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Can it really be harder to employ a yokel from Kentucky than a yokel from Bangalore?

How does one go about finding an Inshoring firm to off-load a large project? [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

[JobHuntFilter] How can a recent college-grad, currently interning, find an entry-level job in D.C./NoVA? (more inside)

So I graduated in May, came out to DC, did an (unpaid) Capitol Hill internship, am now in the final half of a (paid) internship with a consulting firm. I'm looking for work in politics generally, media/communications/PR, or perhaps even fundraising. I'm pretty flexible. I've been living on Craigslist, MediaBistro, the Tom Manatos Job List, the Brad Traverse Group, Politico Jobs, Roll Call Jobs, Hill Zoo, the Scott Baker job list, the WaPo classifieds...IT NEVER ENDS, and yet I never seem to find something that is (a) an entry-level position vaguely in my field of interests and (b) the kind of place that hires Democrats. [I can do non-partisan or bi-partisan work, but this is DC, and it feels like tons and tons of job openings are for Repub groups and members of Congress.]
posted by Franklin76 on Oct 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Can I negotiate my new wage with the temp agency I'm hired through?

Can I negotiate my new wage with the temp agency I'm hired through? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2008 - 7 answers

What sort of job should I get?

I graduated college. Now what? What sort of job should I look for? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Oct 14, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I find my aging dad a job?

What sorts of jobs might my retirement-age father be able to pursue to keep up with expenses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2008 - 17 answers

How do people climb the ranks working for a casino?

How do people climb the ranks working for a casino? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Oct 10, 2008 - 4 answers

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