For what jobs are applicants accepted largely based on an examination? Inspired by this question. [more inside]
Preparing for a technical/artistic interview? [more inside]
Why won't anyone hire me? [more inside]
How do I, a soon-to-be high school senior, go about tutoring math as a part-time job? [more inside]
What do I want my actual position with a start-up to be when it becomes a more structured company? [more inside]
I loved "Gig," and I'd like recommendations for more books to help with the "inside view" of various jobs. Bonus points for books that might also help me gauge what I'm good at. [more inside]
What can I do to save up as much money as possible as quickly as possible before I begin grad school?
How can I make as much money as possible in the month before I move to NYC to begin grad school? [more inside]
Career / resume / job hunting advice for moving to a big city and looking for an engineering / government job.
Career / resume / job hunting advice for moving to a big city and looking for an engineering / government job. Looking for advice to help me squeeze every bit of juice out of my first job which I consider to be a very rare job for someone of my background, age, and experience. [more inside]
I've come to understand from co-workers as well as things that have gone on this past week, that I will be getting fired on Monday. How should I handle it? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
My brother-in-law is having a very hard time finding a job in Houston, Texas. Any ideas or job leads? [more inside]
How do I move back to New Orleans? Or, in light of the economy here and elsewhere, should I stay in Baton Rouge and suck it up? [more inside]
Do other countries have an equivalent of the UK's jobs.ac.uk, where pretty much all academic jobs are advertised?
I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
So, how does one usually go from their first job to their second one? [more inside]
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]
jobofferfilter: got a job offer! yea! now the salary negotation…ick. do companies always expect you to counter their offer? what now? [more inside]
so im absently toying with the idea of shuffling the deck a bit... tell me about skilled jobs in the field of botony/agriculture/tree care that do not absolutely require a formal (college) education. [more inside]
When applying to a new job, how do I explain to employers in my cover letter about the 4 months break I took as a result of a family issue?
When applying to a new job, how do I explain to employers in my cover letter about the 4 months break I took as a result of a family issue? [more inside]
Upcoming interview for a technical Dream Job. Problem is, I've been working in a similar-ish industry, but don't have any professional experience directly related. How can I better emphasize my broad technical background, autodidact tendencies and passion for the industry to help assuage concerns the interviewer may have? [more inside]
I will be putting together a resume soon. However the exact dates and other details regarding some of my past jobs escape me. Is there a site that will give me my job history? Everything Google gives me requires payment/enrollment is some service. I want free and no attachments, is that doable? Subquestion, best resume putting together site/application/thing?
I am switching from full-time college with a part-time job to part-time college with a full-time job to gain more experience. I'm in the Web software development industry. How do I keep motivated and not get discouraged? [more inside]
Usability Head Hunters in California? [more inside]
Today I was offered my dream job. But it's only 20 hrs., no benefits. I told my boss at my current, full-time job (which has great benefits) and asked if I could stay on and reduce my hours to part time. He considered it and asked me to write a proposal. How can I convince him? [more inside]
How big of a deal is it to be looking for a job without a job? [more inside]
I've just accepted a full time (telecommuting, FWIW) position with a Fortune 50 company. What are some must-read business books? [more inside]
Can I play with Legos as a job? [more inside]
What do you wish you knew when you started working? [more inside]
I am interested in doing some bartending this summer and fall. I worked in several restaurants before, but not as a bartender. What is it really like? [more inside]
JobFilter: Can any behavioral therapists out there recommend an agency/company to work for in the Los Angeles area? I have been working with children on the autism spectrum for three years, but desperately need a new company to work for. [more inside]
Re-interviewing for a job. How much do I need to explain about why I turned them down 6 months ago? [more inside]
PR/Marcomm Filter: What's it like to work for a PR/Marketing/Ad agency/firm? [more inside]
InOverMyHeadFilter: I'm in a job where I have unrealistic performance goals that I didn't get to see until after I had been working for a week or so. I don't think they're obtainable and my job/bonus (hah, bonus, funny) depends on it. The kicker is that I actually like the job more or less (not a dream job though) and I'm moving at the end of the week so I can't really quit...How can I manage the expectations of my boss and management without looking like I can't do my job? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out how to be less paranoid and obsessive and how to not replay past and future negative scenarios in my head constantly – eventually getting myself in trouble. Often, I go over negative things that I've overheard or have suspicions about, and negative recent occurrences (like getting fired recently or conversations that might have left me in a bad light in someone else’s view). I feel paranoid about anything I cannot control and have ever had problems with perhaps. I was recently fired from a job for generally being too confrontational with my boss about things I saw going wrong and things I was feeling paranoid about. The thing is -- the paranoia is somewhat justified, and I have a hard time believing that it's possible not to worry about stuff all the time. And now at my new job I feel that I’m at risk of the same behavior, feeling jaded already about my new work situation and worrying constantly about everything in my life (and about not having a life, and even about worrying too much itself!) – how can I feel more relaxed and just chill out? [more inside]
Can I request to be laid off? [more inside]
Should I attend this party? Or rather, how can I justify not going. [more inside]
I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
I have a job interview on Wednesday for a very interesting non-profit organization involved with animal research (for good purposes). All of my suits are skirt/jacket combos. I'm very short...too short for pant suits, and no time for alterations. The skirt suits wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have a huge tattoo on my leg. In my former career in creative arts, tattoos were acceptable and even commonplace. I'm not sure if this is a big deal with the new field. Nylons look silly over the work, and tights make me look like a little girl. Plus, it's very hot out. Is showing the tattoo something I should worry about? Do you think it will be viewed negatively? Any suggestions to help make me look more professional? [more inside]
My first job interview is coming up and I'm wondering which is the lesser of two evils to disclose. [more inside]
What job title should I choose? I'm doing a combination of policy writing, strategic planning, technical support (management) and customer liasing.
I'm starting work at a new company and can choose my job title. What title should I choose? I'm doing a combination of policy writing, strategic planning, technical support (management) and customer liasing. [more inside]
Hivemind, please help me out with a crash course in networking! [more inside]
Am I a marketer? Am I a flack? Am I lost? Yep. [more inside]
I have an upcoming phone interview for a teaching position at a community college. What kind of questions should I expect?
I got laid-off recently but don't want to continue doing web work. I want to do what I should've when I was younger, which is really figure out what I like. But is it too late? I'm 34.
I got laid-off recently but don't want to continue doing web work. I want to do what I should've when I was younger, which is really figure out what I like. But is it too late? I'm 34. [more inside]
What's a good introduction activity for a group of 30 people? [more inside]
I am a library director who definitely needs a change of job (possibly a change of career) but I am stumped as to how to convince employers outside the library world that I am willing, able and sometimes more than qualified to do a job that doesn't necessarily involve books/libraries/IT maintenance. Can anyone share examples of how to convince employers you are qualified for something different? [more inside]
Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
Through a weird wormhole of coincidence, I'm meeting up with a person who is leaving her job at a magazine. I happen to be good friends with a guy who just passed the first round of interviews to replace her, and I know he wants this position badly. Is there anything I can do to take advantage of this coincidence on my friend's behalf? [more inside]
'Office Outings' and 'Team Building' ideas in the Seattle area. [more inside]
What strategy should I adopt to clarify and hopefully increase this job offer? [more inside]
Job satisfaction filter: Am I crazy for wanting metrics to assess my performance and if passion is lacking, should I leave? [more inside]