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Help me find two subjects I can write on for a job application.

I am submitting an application for a graphic design position and they are asking for design portfolios and two pieces of writing. I have no writing to give them. What the hell do I write about? I don't want to put a ton of time into researching topics so I can write about them but, seriously, I got nothing. I am a good writer with no outlet. Help!
posted by Foam Pants on Jun 24, 2014 - 8 answers

Job application anxiety and disappointment

At the beginning of this year I finished my courses and exams to become an emergency medical technician. I finally have the certification I that allows me to work in the field, but I’m fighting against paralyzing anxiety that’s making it hard to apply for jobs. This is something that I've struggled with the past, but the stakes feel a lot higher this time and I’m looking for advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Jan 22, 2014 - 11 answers

ResumeFilter: Should I show life long interest with a high school job?

I'm applying for a new tech support/programming job, and I'm unsure which of two older positions to put on my resume. There can only be one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Job application, not sure what to do.

For job applications, what should I do about a few months long job where I was terminated after being moved between projects? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Letter etiquette, reply to a job offer: 'thanks, but no thanks'

My SO applied for, was interviewed for, and subsequently was offered an academic post (lectureship). Some stuff just wasn't right from the outset, and all the contact with the department made it clear that it's not the right place to be working. Please help us to say 'no thanks' correctly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Applying for a new job- but what to do about a planned vacation?

After years of being on the fence about leaving and gritting my teeth while putting up with a shitty work environment, I'm ready to start applying for jobs. It's taken me a long time to get brave enough to do this, so I'm pretty happy that I'm going to pull the plug! But I feel like I can't start applying for positions because of an upcoming vacation, and I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2013 - 29 answers

Discretion in job applications

I would like to send out job applications to companies that are close to my own company. For example one company is located in the same building as my current employer and everyone eats lunch in the same canteen. I would also like to apply to companies that are working on joint projects with my company -- where I am one of the representatives of my current company in the project/collaboration. Two questions: should I explicitly ask for discretion? Or is that a given and/or kind of shady sounding? Also, is it bad form to apply to the companies that are working with us where I am a team-member?
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2013 - 4 answers

My classmate, my would-be boss

I just realized that the contact person/potential supervisor for a job I'm applying for was in my graduating class at our tiny alma mater. This could obviously work very much in my favor, but I'm also afraid it might not for snowflakey reasons. What's the best way to approach this in my application? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated on Jun 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Downside to using a "fake" last name on your resume?

A friend wants to use a short, easy-to-spell last name on their resume, in place of their legal name, putting the first initial of their legal last name as their middle initial. Why is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jun 11, 2013 - 37 answers

I think I'd be awesome at it, regardless...

I applied for a position and I don't fit the qualifications. Was that bad? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

I can do the job, mostly, really

I have a tricky job-application scenario: basically, I can do all the requirements that were advertised, but I have excellent reason to believe they expect the person in the position to semi-regularly do something my health prevents me from doing at all. How do I handle this in the application/resume process? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Apr 23, 2013 - 10 answers

launching job applications hard enough to escape the black hole's pull

When applying to a job that requires sending your application through a black-hole applicant tracking system, is it a great or terrible idea to also send a copy (cold-emailed) directly to a relevant person at the organization? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Overqualified but want the job

Overqualified but want the job: How do I get an interview? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Nov 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Applying for a job for the third time

I want to apply for a job with a small organisation. This would be my third time to apply in three years. How should I approach it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2012 - 3 answers

What's in an IT Manager's portfolio?

Asking for a friend: He's applying for a job with the title "IT Manager" and is asked to include a portfolio. What kind of portfolio does an IT Manager have? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Jul 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Job Application Rule: If you don't know what the acronym means, you probably can't do that job.

I want to apply for a position called "BP&A Sr. Analyst". I have all the skills, but I don't know what exactly does BP&A stand for? [more inside]
posted by CathyG on May 2, 2012 - 4 answers

I need help completing a UK style job application form.

So this (US union staffer returning to London and looking for a job) was me. Since then I've found a job opening that's absolutely perfect... but I need to fill out a UK style application form, and having spent my whole career in the US, I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jan 31, 2012 - 17 answers

I used to know what teamwork was, but then I took an application to a recruiter...

So what exactly is this mystical power of 'Teamwork'? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Too soon to apply for a job? Or should I just go for it?

Applying for university administrative jobs in another city that I will be moving to in 4 months. Is it worth it to begin applying for positions I'm qualified for when I'm 4 months out from moving there? Could it hurt my chances of landing a job at the new university in any way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

When should I apply for this job abroad?

I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2011 - 10 answers

I left, but I want to come back...

How bad is this situation? I'm applying for a job at a company that I previously worked at for only four months. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jul 7, 2011 - 10 answers

I need software to handle my company's job vacancies

What software does your company use to handle your company's vacancy listings online? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Mar 26, 2011 - 6 answers

We'd call it 'multimedia' back in the day - how to put together a great job app with audio and video

Putting together an application packet, mostly text and images but includes 1 mp3, 1 short avi. How do I do this in an elegant, interesting way? Details below. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Mar 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Resume Protocol After Quitting

Long story short: great job, great experience, great skillsets gained, have to quit after only 5 months of employment for medical reasons. I want to keep job info on my resume. Can I? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Mar 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Please help a cover-letter ignoramus

Two dumb questions about cover letters: 1. If I really do not have the name or title of the person to whom the letter is addressed, what is the preferred salutation? 2. When applying for a part-time job, should I explain in my cover letter that my current job is also part-time, if that's unclear from my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Moving up in teaching, advice on applications

I'm an adjunct lecturer at a community college, and I'm looking to move on up. Some of the positions I'm looking at require recommendation letters. How exactly should I go about this? [more inside]
posted by Sexy Question Bot on Feb 21, 2011 - 38 answers

How do I convey university grades when applying internationally?

I'm a physics graduate trying to sell myself to potential employers in a variety of industries. One of the points I'm trying to emphasize when applying is that I did comparatively well at university. However, I'm unsure how to best convey that fact to international employers. [more inside]
posted by themel on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Dear [first name / last name]

I'm applying to a job where I recently worked for 2 years. In my cover letter and statement of interest, should I refer to my former co-workers (who are much older than me) by first, last, or full name? [more inside]
posted by jejune on Sep 29, 2010 - 5 answers

It's hard for anyone, but for him...

An aquaintance of mine needs to find a job - any job at all that he can do. Aside from the poor economy, obstacles include lack of experience, and anxiety disorder. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Overly complex question about overly complex federal hiring process

Federal job application filter. I see that the federal hiring process is going to be simplified by November, but I'm hoping to get a job before then! I'm new to this process, and I understand that federal job applications are different from others. I have a few specific questions about making sure I don't let anything essential slip between the cracks. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on May 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Do I apply to a job I applied to once before and how?

Do I apply for a job that I applied for once before, and how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 11 answers

How do arrests without charges appear during background checks?

I was arrested and held for 12 hours without charges. How will this appear when background checks are run on me while applying for jobs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I make a job out of applying for things?

What kind of job is good for someone who really likes applying to jobs? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Sep 12, 2009 - 18 answers

How can I find out which company I'm interviewing with?

How can I find out which company I'm interviewing with next week? [more inside]
posted by sabira on Sep 4, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I apply for jobs I can’t take for the next ten months?

For immigration purposes, I need to apply for jobs ten months before I move. How to do this productively? [more inside]
posted by ilana on Aug 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Job Center PHP or Wordpress Configuration

Looking for simple job application center online application (php is a plus and easy intergration with wordpress or plugin even better) so a client can simply post jobs and have online users fill out an application. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Uh...hello. Joel the Manager from 4 years ago please.

I had a summer job a few years ago that I wish to list on new job applications. The problem is that I don't exactly remember any of my supervisors' names. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Team of Scientists on Jun 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Why is "references upon request" so common in resumes?

In my middle management position at a non-profit, I get to see a good amount of resumes pass over my desk for various positions in my department. Why is it so common for job applicants to place "References Upon Request" at the bottom of the resume? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Mar 29, 2009 - 22 answers

To whom it may concern:

I'd like to see examples of great cover letters, please. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Looking for a way automate making custom resumes

Where can I find a service / program that would enable me to dynamically create resumes and cover letters? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Sep 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Go ahead, test me.

For what jobs are applicants accepted largely based on an examination? Inspired by this question. [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Jul 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Should I say I'm on maternity leave when applying for jobs?

I'm applying for professional jobs after 6 months of maternity leave. How, if at all, should this be reflected (a) in my resume/cover letter and (b) in my interviews? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I pick a professional looking domain name?

Help me pick a professional domain name for email. All reasonable combinations of my name are already taken (the same goes for GoogleMail addresses). I'd like to avoid firstnamelastnameUK01321@googlemail.com if I can. I'm going to be using it mainly on CVs. [more inside]
posted by dcbarker on Apr 9, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I apply for an ideal job whose application deadline has *just* passed?

How do I apply for an ideal job whose application deadline has *just* passed? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Apr 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Job search by proxy?

Should I apply for a job on behalf of a friend? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Aug 23, 2005 - 16 answers

Help me find a new job.

Help me find a new job. [more inside]
posted by purephase on Aug 2, 2005 - 6 answers

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