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Work is hell - square peg, round hole: what are my options?

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Getting the money I was promised

How do I go about getting a raise my boss promised me before he was fired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Need Part-time Job advice for college student in Gainesville

Need Part-time Job advice for college student in Gainesville [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Grant Writing -- Is it a good career?

Grant Writing -- Is it a good career? I would like to hear from anyone who has earned a living providing grant writing services. Is it hard to break into? Is there a steep learning curve? What do you like and dislike about the work? [more inside]
posted by valannc on Sep 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Career Help

Help finding the right career. This is not looking for a job I have one of those but I want to know what careers I should be looking at. [more inside]
posted by CollegeNelson on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me start out in a job interview

How can I make myself stand out in applying for a webmaster job? The competition is going to be fierce, and I may be up against people who are more experienced. I really want the job, though, and honestly feel that I can do it the best. [more inside]
posted by mjewkes on Sep 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Blind guy needs a new career

My friend needs a new career but he can't see for crap. If he had his way, he'd be a Navy SEAL or a cop. Can the hivemind come up with a new idea for what he might enjoy and succeed at ? [more inside]
posted by AuntLisa on Sep 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me find a part-time job!!

Part-time job ideas that are not minimum wage? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Sep 18, 2008 - 19 answers

I'll leave before they fire me

Should I look for a new job or ride it out? I'm getting bored, the company performance is lacking a bit, and quite a few coworkers have lost their jobs as a result. [more inside]
posted by PFL on Sep 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Proper to resign with NO notice?

I just landed a new job, but they want me to start ASAP! Can I give a resignation letter to my old boss effective immediately or does good manners dictate that I MUST provide two week notice? I am/was a part-time employee at a law office, basically one step above an intern. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 16, 2008 - 21 answers

What qualities do YOU look for in your legal secretary?

Future-lawyer seeking experience while still an undergraduate. Any chance of being hired? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Sep 16, 2008 - 18 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

How can I learn my job?

I'm an attorney. My workplace has little or no formal training. The only time I learn things is when I do things wrong. Are there ways for me to avoid learning everything the hard way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Switching while on leave?

ParentingLeaveFilter: I just started my paternity leave. Unlike a previous recent question, I still want to work -- I want to accept an offer of new employment with a competitor in a different city. How do I best be responsive to the needs of my new employer while treating my (soon to be) old employer fairly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Leaving while on leave?

How do I give notice at one job while I'm at the end of my maternity leave without burning bridges? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Will work for money

How much should I charge for pet-, house-, and baby-sitting? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Portfolio? No one said anything about a portfolio!

I applied for a copywriting job that I thought I had no chance of ever hearing back from, and they have actually asked me for a portfolio. But I don't have one - yet! Help! [more inside]
posted by andeles on Sep 8, 2008 - 9 answers

401K contributions sans job

Tax mavens: Is there a way I can contribute to a 401K this year w/o a job? [more inside]
posted by troy on Sep 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Flexible careers?

Do you have a career that allows a great deal of flexibility? What is it? How do you get it? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Sep 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Work with a friend

Where can I work alongside my friend? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Sep 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Giving my...one week...notice?

I've been given an offer I should really not refuse. Problem: the project starts in one week. [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Sep 2, 2008 - 10 answers

What if you miss the Cup?

HR/YANML filter: One of my assistants had an on-the-job injury today, and at the hosptial, they failed to give her the pee test drug screening that our company requires. She's concerned that they may use that as basis for claiming that she refused the test, and therefore will be on her own for the expense. I don't feel like this is the case, but I wanted someone with a more informed answer to help me reassure her. So, do they have the burden of proof if they claim she refused? How long after the event can they require it?
posted by Morydd on Sep 2, 2008 - 1 answer

____ is a privilege, not a right!

What are some LESS obvious things that can disqualify someone from obtaning a job, car, or an apartment? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Sep 2, 2008 - 27 answers

A great problem to have

What factors do you look at when considering multiple, simultaneous job offers? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Sep 1, 2008 - 23 answers

ESL Career Crisis!

Should I stay an English teacher or move on to a new career? I have been working in the ESL industry for eight years. I have a Bachelor's degree and CELTA. I have taught babies, young children, as a high school teacher, Business English, and IELTS preparation classes. I am an IELTS invigilator, and have curriculum design experience. I will be moving to Toronto soon, and I'm wondering what the next step in my career ought to be. I feel as though I've reached the limit of what I can do as a classroom teacher, and am interested in a counselling or international marketing role. Has anyone made this transition? What qualifications or re-training were needed? Am I on the totally wrong track? Should I just make a totally different move into a new industry? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Aug 31, 2008 - 4 answers

Career filter: Interview then... personality test!?

Career filter: Interview then... personality test!? Um, what the heck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 20 answers

Question about the current job market

How are entry level jobs in your career field (US) faring right now? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Aug 25, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I help my girlfriend find work?

My girlfriend and I just moved to Austin, Texas and she's looking for a job in graphic design. She needs advice, and I want to know how I can best help and support her in her job search. [more inside]
posted by malthas on Aug 25, 2008 - 10 answers

How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business?

How does one get a start in the tourism / travel consultant business? Education or work experience? What kinds? More questions than answers, inside... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Aug 25, 2008 - 1 answer

How do I change jobs without letting my bosses know?

I work for Small Company A. I want to work for Small Company B. But Small Company A has close dealings with Small Company B, and I worry that Small Company A will find out if I apply to Small Company B. And there will be repercussions if my current bosses at Small Company A find out, because they are extremely petty. So what should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2008 - 13 answers

I don't trust my gut

Should I take the job or hope I get another offer? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 answers

What happens when you're the last nonprofit gal standing?

NonprofitChaosFilter: The grants fell through, and I'm the last full-timer in an office of 2. What's the most ethical thing to do when I'm the last employee left, there's no money left, and I've become the director's right-hand gal? [more inside]
posted by vindyloo on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Tell me about your job at a college or university

Tell me about your (non-teaching) job at a US college or university! [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Aug 14, 2008 - 27 answers

Mac-specific IT guy in a Windows world?

In the current and near-future markets, are there viable opportunities for a Mac-specific IT guy, and are Apple certifications worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Career services for attorney looking for new position

Help me evaluate the utility of resumé services, career consultants, and placement agencies for attorneys in a smallish job market near a large market. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2008 - 2 answers

How to switch companies?

Controversial Job Change: Family business broke up, 1/2 the family left current company to start competing business. Considering the bad blood, how do I make a switch to the other team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I transition from a programming career to a more laid-back, independent lifestyle?

I want to quit the corporate world, grow a head full of dreadlocks, make a living selling handmade beads, and just kind of...hang out, y'know? How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Aug 9, 2008 - 24 answers

How to quit medicine and still be on my feet?

What can an overworked English BA do now that he has realized Medicine was a ginormous mistake and he wants out of his residency? [more inside]
posted by adoarns on Aug 9, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I make sure I can squeeze as much money as possible out of my company in my new position in DC?

How can I make sure I can squeeze as much money as possible out of my company in my new position in DC? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Prey seeks hunter

My head needs hunting...how do I find the hunters in my field? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Aug 6, 2008 - 8 answers

What kind of salary should I ask for at a test-prep place?

I'm applying for a job as an academic coordinator at a Kaplan/Princeton Review type place. They're asking me what my salary requirements are and I'm not sure what to say. What's an average salary at one of these places? [more inside]
posted by Inigo Jones on Aug 6, 2008 - 7 answers

How much work history to include?

I'm putting together my resume. How far back do I need to go when writing the employment history? Google does not seem to have any answers for someone in my specific situation. [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Help my wife find a bilingual job

My wife has been a Spanish teacher for 7 years. This year she said "no more" and quit. She wants to find a job where she can use her language or at least be in an environment helping Hispanics. We've done the online thing and are coming up with nothing. What else can we do [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Aug 4, 2008 - 28 answers

Working your way through college

How were you able to work your way through college? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Aug 3, 2008 - 41 answers

refreshrefreshrefresh

Should I quit my job? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Aug 1, 2008 - 35 answers

How to un-accept a job offer?

MeFi lawyers, professionals and other grown-ups: how can I renege on a permanent job offer with a law firm that I tentatively accepted without burning too many bridges? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

I'm looking for pound notes, loose change, bad checks, anything

Salaryfilter: I'm worried I gave a range that was too low and now I'd like to prevent any screwing of myself. [more inside]
posted by LiveToEat on Jul 30, 2008 - 6 answers

What happened to all the entry level economics jobs?

I'm a recent graduate with an undergrad degree in economics. Where can I find an economics-related job that doesn't require a PhD? Location doesn't matter much, I just need a job. [more inside]
posted by EvilKenji on Jul 29, 2008 - 16 answers

What is it like to work for an agency?

What are your experiences of working with a UK temp agency? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jul 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me plan my career

Another "Help me plan my life" question... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2008 - 12 answers

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