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How to ask "why wasn't I assigned this project?"

I started a new (web/software development) job in October. Recently a small-ish project was assigned to another employee (with admittedly less experience than I in the chosen framework), on which I would have enjoyed working. Is it possible to constructively ask for an explanation about why I wasn't chosen for this project? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2017 - 8 answers

Just quit a bad job--should I keep it on my resume?

I left my job after 4 months, unhappy with my work and my boss. I need help deciding whether or not to keep this job on my resume. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2017 - 6 answers

Should I take a crappy job in a city I love, or hold out for better?

I am job hunting in my niche field, should I take a unrelated, crappy job in the city I want to live in or wait out for something better? [more inside]
posted by the offing on Jan 10, 2017 - 7 answers

Putting my life together after depression

Hello, I'm 28, male, have been diagnosed with depression for a few years now, been taking meds, have very few friends, no job, haven't worked in about a year, never had a real full-time job. I feel like I'm throwing my life away and I don't know how to be happy/productive/human again. Please advise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2017 - 17 answers

How do I know if I have too much work or if I'm incompetent?

My job consumes most every waking hour of my life, and--though I generally enjoy what I do--causes me immense amounts of stress. I want better balance, but I'm having trouble parsing whether this situation is my fault or the job's fault. Are my job responsibilities too much for anyone, or do I just need to learn to be a better worker? What tools do I use to figure this out? [more inside]
posted by AFittingTitle on Jan 4, 2017 - 8 answers

The Anti-Work Reader

I recently came across this article on why the corporate fad of 'time management' is bad. It neatly summarized and expanded on a lot of thoughts I've had about working culture for a while now. Help me find more like it! [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Jan 4, 2017 - 7 answers

My passion, at arm's length

Seeking perspective: Am I going to regret it if I take a job in my favorite subject matter but am not going to ever interact with said subject matter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2016 - 24 answers

How can I get acceptable CCC leadership experience?

I graduated with my Ed.D in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from USC about a year ago. I am now looking for a dean position in northern California or farther north specializing in distance education, educational technology and/or instructional design. I would appreciate *any* advice on how i can prove my leadership abilities during a job interview given the "unofficial" nature of my leadership thus far. [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on Dec 27, 2016 - 1 answer

how to wait tables?

I have a gap year due to a career change and would like to make some money during this time, preferably at a part time job waiting tables. I'd like to see how a restaurant works, and I like the chaotic energy of restaurants. [more inside]
posted by flyingfork on Dec 24, 2016 - 16 answers

Need help deciding between 2 jobs that both have pros and cons

Both seem interesting in their own way, I'm not too motivated by money [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Dec 21, 2016 - 15 answers

Should I accept job offer?

I've been looking for a new job and have just received an offer that meets many of my criteria, including location and salary - in fact, by many measures, I'd be silly not to accept - but for some reason I'm leaning towards turning it down. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by jonrob on Dec 19, 2016 - 6 answers

Leave first real job after 2-3 months or stick it out? Lots of anxiety.

I'm a recent nursing grad who wants to leave the field due to anxiety. I recently started an administrative nursing position in a skilled nursing facility but it's making me miserable. I want to start a career in medical records and I am very conflicted about how to make this transition. I may be able to leave after just 2-3 months for a temporary medical record auditing position. Should I? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Dec 18, 2016 - 8 answers

What's it like to go in-house if you've never done it before?

After 12+ years of working in marketing and technology on the agency side, I've finally taken an in-house job. I'm very excited, but also can only really guess what I'm getting myself into. Have you made the same switch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2016 - 4 answers

New job - getting a reference from a recalcitrant ex-employer

I've got a conditional offer on a new job and have had for some time now. The new employer requires two references, from my two most recent employers. My most recent employer provided a good reference within hours, but the employer before that is being incredibly slow. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by winterhill on Dec 13, 2016 - 16 answers

Lost on the internet: Good Job interview questions list

I have to conduct job interview soon, a task I do not enjoy. I came across a list in the last year of interesting creative job interview questions that were not B.S. ping pong balls on a 747 and were a little more creative than read me your resume, but flesh it out. I recall the list being long (200+?) and a power point. Does this ring a bell? Where can I find it? My google-fu is google-fu....., you know what I mean.
posted by history is a weapon on Dec 6, 2016 - 4 answers

What happens when you back out of a job competition?

When you withdraw yourself from a hiring process - either turning down a verbal offer or dropping out at the technical test stage - is it normal to not get an email response or confirmation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2016 - 5 answers

Burned out social worker: what's my next career?

I guess “what should I do next?” is a pretty common question here and carries a high risk of snowflakes, if I’m understanding the local usage of that term, but here goes. [more inside]
posted by Smearcase on Nov 28, 2016 - 7 answers

Received a job offer.. sort of. Not sure how to approach this. Help!

Long story short, I went through the complete interview process for a job. The recruiter said they wanted to give me an offer, but that I needed to give them a compensation package I thought was fair before they extended an official offer. Thing is, recruiter and I already had discussed salary expectations up front -- twice. Both times, I gave the same range. Both times, he said we were aligned. So why ask me this again instead of giving me an official offer, first? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Nov 20, 2016 - 12 answers

Can I buy a future for myself?

I'm middle aged, and I seem to be unemployable. But I have some money. Not enough to live off for the rest of my life, but surely enough to start a business. How do I invest €250 000 in a (low-risk) way that provides me with a job and a modest but steady income? I live in an affluent EU country. [more inside]
posted by kattebjorn on Nov 20, 2016 - 26 answers

Transitioning from full time work to non-profit volunteer position?

I am trying to get out of my current dead-end job and would love to get an internship at a local social justice non-profit that appears to have openings. How can I do this smoothly and get good references out of my current job? [more inside]
posted by MixBarnbick on Nov 15, 2016 - 8 answers

What if I leave my job right after getting a promotion?

I think I've got a strong case for a promotion at work, and could use the extra money. But I'm also sure I want to jump to a new company and I'm actively looking. What are the considerations here? How do I avoid burning bridges, but also do right by my career?
posted by boghead on Nov 9, 2016 - 4 answers

Graybeard sysadmin asks what job stones I'm still leaving unturned

Fellow sysadmins of MeFi, I chose the wrong year to be out sick then stuck in a wheelchair. Please describe the toolkit and read me the runbook for 'every freakin' thing I can do to get back to work ASAP' [more inside]
posted by zaixfeep on Nov 8, 2016 - 13 answers

From a contract to a permanent job position in my new career

I need some advice about how to transition from a contract position straight out of a master's degree in a professional health care field (communication sciences and disorders). Can I ask for a $17,000 raise? [more inside]
posted by soft paw on Nov 2, 2016 - 4 answers

How to "Marissa Mayer" a high-powered job negotiation (with new baby)?

Being recruited for a CEO-level position, and I recently had a baby. A mentor of mine suggested that I "Marissa Mayer the s**t out of the negotiation" to ask for all the lifestyle amenities I'll need to make this work. What should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by yearly on Oct 28, 2016 - 16 answers

What are my options here?

My job is a sick system and I feel burnt out, miserable, and trapped. This UK employer sponsors my Tier 2 work visa. If I quit, I will have to return to the US immediately, which I have absolutely no intentions of doing. Current UK visa rules mean it's nearly impossible for me to find a different employer, moreso since the Brexit outcome. I have three more years living here under a work visa until I can apply for citizenship, which is my long-term goal. As crazy as it sounds, I'd like to stay with them, but how do I survive this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2016 - 7 answers

How to find a junior communications job?

I have about 3 years experience as Admin/Exec Assistant and I'd like to get a fulltime communications role. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Oct 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Should I take this promotion?

I've just been offered the chance to become (the newly minted position of) "social media editor" at a local newspaper. Aside from a vague job description and lofty goals and expectation attached to it, I have other qualms and concerns that I hope you want to read about in order to help me make an informed decision: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2016 - 7 answers

Worried about being caught looking for a job

So here is what happened... I have been applying to jobs, and I got an email from a recruiter about not getting a job offer, and I was reading this on my phone. After I read it I put my phone down, and I accidentally left the screen on after things got really busy at work, and so I forgot I left my phone on and went to a different part of the building. When I came back I then realized my screen was left on with the email for everyone to see. And I found out from my coworker that my boss came inside the room. And so my mind is racing and worried about if my boss went up to my phone and read the message. [more inside]
posted by pieceofcake on Oct 20, 2016 - 16 answers

How do I give notice from my remote job?

I've decided to accept a job offer and leave a job that I had become dissatisfied with, yay! But now I need to tell my manager and my teammates that I'm leaving and I'm not sure how to do that because I'm a remote worker. Special snowflake details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2016 - 10 answers

teaching english in japan as a parent

In Japan, is teaching english compatible with family life? would I ever see my children if I did that for a living? [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry on Oct 17, 2016 - 8 answers

We are trying to Denver. Hope us.

Due to a complicated series of events, Honolulu attorney/former law enforcement officer (28/F) (me) and Florida writer/drummer (25/M) who has also worked in retail, food service, hospitality are relocating to Denver together. (Yes we read the other Denver questions! Some of them were very helpful!) [more inside]
posted by zdravo on Oct 17, 2016 - 7 answers

Moving to Brooklyn, jobless...oh dear

My partner has a job offer in Brooklyn. We both love Brooklyn. But we currently live in the midwest, I have no job prospects in NYC at the moment, and I have no idea how long my job search will take...can we survive? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Oct 16, 2016 - 29 answers

What should my next career move be?

I'll be graduating next year with a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Childhood & Adolescent development. I'm looking to find a new job in the meantime, and I'm not sure if I should try to find something in my field or switch fields entirely. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Oct 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Engineering technician job with A.S in engineering science ?

Can you get a job as an engineering technician with an A.S. in engineering science? I was studying mechanical engineering (towards a B.S. but I got my A.S. first then transferred and stayed for two semesters) and may pick it back up in the future but right now want to take a break from school and start working. [more inside]
posted by SArcher on Oct 5, 2016 - 5 answers

Why is someone signing me up for loads of job websites?

Several times over the last month my email has been used to sign up for many accounts on job sites like Monster, CareerBuilder and Dice Advisor. They use variants of my gmail address (e.g. krunk+1.234@gmail.com, krunk+12.34@gmail.com) to sign up about 20 times, and since the sites don't have email verification, I get bombarded by recruiter emails. Why? And what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by krunk on Oct 4, 2016 - 8 answers

State prosecuting attorney job review

How does a job review for a state employed prosecuting attorney employee work? [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Oct 3, 2016 - 8 answers

Applying for a new job posting at company that rejected me already

Long story short, I applied for Project Manager position on Team A at a company. I got to the final rounds but ultimately got rejected. This was about a week ago. Today, I just found a new posting from this company for another Project Manager role, but on Team B (i.e., same role, but with a different hiring manager and set of people) and I want to apply for it. What are some things I should think about? More details below. [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Sep 21, 2016 - 10 answers

When does hiring season typically start?

When do creative agencies (graphic design) typically start hiring new recruits? Is it better to start applying at end of the year or at beginning of the new year?
posted by omar.a on Sep 18, 2016 - 3 answers

I accidentally lowballed myself at a job interview

I had an informal job interview (more of a chat with the business owner) last week. It was my first job interview in 15 years. She surprised me (I know! I know!) by asking me what I expected to earn... [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Sep 15, 2016 - 10 answers

I can love science! I can be a nurse! (Oh God, what was I thinking?)

Am I deluding myself to think that I can suddenly become a science person? Also, small favor, please tell me what to do with my life. [more inside]
posted by thornhill on Aug 31, 2016 - 19 answers

Giving notice during business trip

Continuation of previous questions - husband was offered a new job, wants to take it, but is currently in France on a business trip. New job offered prorated signing bonus - if he starts in 2 weeks he gets 7K, if he starts in 4 weeks he gets 5K. He wants to give as close to 2 weeks notice as possible with old job so as to not burn bridges, but 2K difference is a pretty good incentive. So he's thinking of giving notice tomorrow and finishing out the trip, coming back this Thursday, and then finishing out the rest of the notice period at the home office. Is it an incredibly bad idea to give notice while travelling? Could they refuse to reimburse him for travel expenses / cancel his ticket / make life miserable, legally speaking? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Aug 29, 2016 - 15 answers

Take this job and shove it?

How do I decline a job offer, be polite and make a statement in the same breath? [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Aug 29, 2016 - 36 answers

Should I apply for an internal listing right after starting a new job?

Just got promoted, yay! Except another job that I'm interested in was recently posted ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2016 - 5 answers

New grad RN would rather do anything else; extreme anxiety

Is it possible to get over anxiety like mine about nursing? I’m not exactly keen to try, but I feel like I’m failing at having a career before I even started. Can I still have a successful career with a nursing degree I never intend to use? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Aug 25, 2016 - 26 answers

Career transition ideas for a teacher

Public health, health informatics, health administration, human computer interaction, educational technology, and user experience design...these are a few of my fa-vor-ite thiiings! I'm a teacher who's considering a career switch. Can you help me think this through? [more inside]
posted by the thought-fox on Aug 22, 2016 - 9 answers

Handling Multiple Inteview Processes

I'm in the midst of a job search. I have an interview with Company A scheduled early the week after next. I have a final phone interview (i.e. the round before an in person interview) with Company B scheduled late next week. (There are also Companies C and D, much earlier in the process.) Do I tell B that they're potentially going to run into a time crunch? What do I say? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Aug 21, 2016 - 9 answers

Getting a part-time job with major health problems

I need a job where I can make $1000 a month after taxes. The catch? I have serious health problems and limited skills. Much more info inside. [more inside]
posted by dork enlightenment on Aug 20, 2016 - 12 answers

How do you become a tattoo artist?

What are things you can do to make yourself an attractive candidate for an apprenticeship? How do tattoo artists get their start? How do you market yourself? Outside of an apprenticeship what are the sort of things you'd recommend for cultivating skills necessary to become a tattoo artist? Recommended youtube channels, podcasts, learning resources, agility exercises? Any inside knowledge about the industry would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by leafallsonelines on Aug 18, 2016 - 2 answers

How much job-hopping is too much?

Husband, let’s call him J, has had a good interview at another company in town that he’d like to work for, and is going in for a second interview. He feels confident that they want to hire him. The concern is how hopping jobs in a short time will affect his resume and future prospects if it’s a clear pattern. Is this too much job hopping? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Aug 17, 2016 - 11 answers

Resume for entry heavily project-based job?

I have a new-to-me resume-writing conundrum: My software dev job of 3+ years is heavily project-based, and I'm not sure how to best represent what I've accomplished clearly and concisely on a resume. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2016 - 6 answers

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