With 13+ years experience working in the field of child care, I am ready for a career change. Most recently (the last 5 years), I have been working as a nanny in a major American city. Previously, I've been a camp counselor, Au-Pair, and tutor, etc. I'm looking to parler this skill set into something outside of 'household help'. [more inside]
How can I stay focused when starting a new job and not get too despairing/frustrated? Research assistant edition. [more inside]
I'm interested in working in the mental health industry. How can I start dipping my toe in the water? [more inside]
I am currently employed full time with group health insurance. I've accepted a new position at a different company starting August 1. If I put in my 2 weeks notice and quit on July 12, will I still be covered for the remainder of the month? [more inside]
I work in a very small IT company that makes custom business applications. The owner is way too involved in the day-to-day and pushes the sales guy to schedule us back to back to back for projects. We have no dedicated support staff so support for existing clients falls back to us (me and the one other developer) in addition to building new applications - and having all the meetings etc with clients. We are like half BA, half developer with no project manager anywhere in sight. I need to develop some skills that will allow me to get another job but no one here has the time or interest in creating requirements documents or making use cases. I barely have time to get my work done and am working more than 40 most weeks without overtime (I am salaried). I am getting burned out and need to leave. But the lack of actual SDLC/Agile/documentation stuff is really killing my attempts to transition to a straight BA position. [more inside]
finally got a written offer, but now i am really torn: [more inside]
My best friend is leaving her job at a local, well established physician’s office, and the position could be mine, as I understand it. In my head, there aren’t many downsides, but my SO thinks otherwise. Am I just blocking out major downsides because I feel like I want out of my current job? I feel if I go against my SO’s wishes I’ll never be allowed to have a bad day and rely on him, but I also don’t want to resent him for stopping me from making a switch if I become even more unhappy with my current position in the future.
What to do?
Fear of changing job, due to comfort level at present job. More details inside.. [more inside]
I like putting things together in optimal ways. What job can I do? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside! [more inside]
What can a 27-year old with a BFA do for a semi-stable career? [more inside]
Has there ever been any research done on whether there is any correlation between spurts of adding contacts to LinkedIn or LinkedIn activity and someone changing job? [more inside]
I've been seriously considering becoming a high school math teacher. I have some experience teaching in a classroom, and lots of experience tutoring. What I'd like to know now - before I jump into an alternative degree program - is what it's actually like being
a teacher day in and day out. If I'm not going to be able to hack it, I'd rather know now. [more inside]
Need guidance around a potentially significant job change [more inside]
Desk to Warehouse: Thinking about leaving desk job for warehouse for 1-2 years as I pursue my MSW. My desk job is sucking my life away. Benefits for warehouse job start on day 1. It's at an Amazon distro facility near me. I've done that work before as a temp and liked it. What am I not thinking about? [more inside]
I want to be a corporate litigator. Or a government economist. Or a geophysicist. Or corporate finance guru. Or something. Please held this 32-year-old journalist explore possible second career options. [more inside]
(Education filter) HELP! I am a middle school principal (have my Masters and Admin certificate) in a state (AZ) that is not funding education. Although I like my job, I'd be open to other options. Two questions: Have YOU successfully transfered OUT of education and into another field...if so...what? 2) I'm open to moving...what states are GREAT to work for if I want to remain a Principal?
What's an okay paying new career for an disillusioned teacher? [more inside]
Are there any websites or online resources for people considering a career change? [more inside]
I'm 34 living in Tokyo and have been teaching English conversation for the last six years, but I've realized this may be a dead-end career. Need help on figuring out career change options. I have a MA in political science. Any suggestions or advice are greatly appreciated.
I like the job I have right now, but I have the gut feeling our company is hurting for business. We probably over hired last year, which is painful especially as a small business in this climate. The upside is that I was just offered a new job at different small business.
Because I really enjoy almost everything about my current job, how do I go about asking my current employer how financially stable the company is without looking suspicious? [more inside]
LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good
job? [more inside]
I've been with my current job for over 10 years, but haven't developed any significant skills in this field that will help me in the future, and I'm starting to get freaked out....(Details inside)... [more inside]
Work is hell: I love the company and the pay, but hate my job and hate my boss. I'm looking to change careers, but what careers would fit my skill set? [more inside]
JobFilter: My boss gets busier every day; I still report to him but expecting guidance/supervision/mentoring has become a joke due to his insane workload. Should I move to another department? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a quality firm that will help me revise, update, and make my resume the best it can possible be, here in NYC? I am also looking for quality job recruiter or headhunters in NYC as well! [more inside]
I think I want to be an Information Architect. How can I tell if I am qualified? What additional education should I pursue? If not this, then what given my skill set? [more inside]
The job that I was hired for doesn't exist. My boss doesn't seem to notice I have an issue with it. How do I confront him about this? [more inside]
Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it? [more inside]
JobTitleFilter: Help me re-name my job! [more inside]
Which direction in my life do I take? (plenty of info inside) [more inside]