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Please help me decide if I should move back to NYC from SF

Can't decide if I should move back to NYC from SF. Please help me find some new ways to think about the problem. [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Dec 4, 2014 - 27 answers

How to make my tiny resume shine

I'm applying for a position that's similar to one I held six years ago. There are two problems I have making a resume for the job. The first is that while I've had a similar position for two years, it's my only experience in the field. The second is that all my other recent work experience is in retail (as I left my full time job to become a stay at home parent). How can I best handle this on the resume and cover letter?
posted by drezdn on Oct 25, 2014 - 6 answers

Job-hunting for the first time in a while. Upgrade my employment, how?

Despite my people skills and ample experience with booze, I had to leave the food and beverage industry. I'm going to school part-time for civil engineering this spring. What positions and roles should I be looking at, especially if I want to increase my payrate? How can I best define and "sell" my skills on my resume and in person? How do I find places that will have a position for me? [more inside]
posted by TreeDodger on Oct 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Are job fairs worth my time?

Should I attend my graduate school's job fair? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Oct 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Should I contact these potential employers, or wait it out?

I had a great job interview last week (on 9/18), and I seemed to be exactly what the company is looking for. I was told at the end of the interview that they would be making their decision in two weeks (week of 9/29, I guess). I sent them a nice thank-you email the day after. I've just now noticed that the job was re-posted on Craigslist today! [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat on Sep 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Head Hunters in NYC?

I need a new Job. Seriously. I haven't had much luck with craigslist. I'm still working full time plus a lot of overtime (i need a new job)- so I don't have unlimited time to throw at the hunt. My therapist suggested contacting a headhunter, but I don't know how to go about finding one, or if there are ones that would be appropriate for me. I feel like i am a little under-experienced. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Suit: very good, NYC, semi-clueful me, a month to do it in?

I need help buying a suit for an interview for a massive job upgrade. For once, I'm willing and able to spend serious (semi-serious?) money. Advice on where to go/which expensive features to splurge for? (Anon so my current employer doesn't stumble on this...) Special shopping advantage: New York. Special disadvantage: I only have a month. Entrez snowflake: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Working in Crazytown has its ups and downs

I have a job with a few perks and a few biiig downsides. Should I pursue a new job or am I being a big baby? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2014 - 15 answers

Are cover letters dead?

I've applied to two jobs this week (the only two) for very different companies, and in both cases, when I applied on the company website, all that was requested of me was my contact information and a copy of my resume--no cover letter. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Aug 23, 2014 - 15 answers

Best way to disclose pregnancy early in the interview process

I am interviewing for a job I am very interested in, but do not need. At the same time, I'm early in a pregnancy and want to tell the hiring manager about it. What is the best way to position my pregnancy and expected leave proactively and positively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2014 - 12 answers

(Finally) graduated!

Entered school in 2006 and had to leave school a bit before finishing my degree (was supposed to graduate in 2010). I'm finally done with my coursework and can start looking for better jobs, but how should I address this gap on my resume--particularly in regards to formatting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2014 - 10 answers

New job - giving notice and baby timing. Advice?

Very suddenly, I got an offer for a new job. I want to take it. My current company is extremely busy and I don't think two weeks notice is enough, but the new company wants me to start right away. Also, I was planning on getting pregnant soon, but didn't know I would be taking on a new job. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Where Are the Best Places to Work in ATL?

Can you help me identify the companies with the best corporate culture? [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Apr 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Job hunting in Boston

I want to work in the Boston area. I'm graduating college soon. Have you found work in the Boston area through a temp agency? Would you recommend one in particular? Or, alternatively, do you have concrete advice about finding work as a recent graduate without connections? [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Apr 21, 2014 - 9 answers

Who do I address this employment coverletter to?

I'm about to apply for a job that's a great fit for me! But one thing has me stumped. The ad says to send resumes to S_smith@perfectjob.org. The staff directory says S. Smith is the "HR assistant." However, I know the name of the executive director and the person who heads the department I would be working in. Do I address my cover letter to the HR assistant, the executive director, or the department head? (I'm pretty sure I should not direct it generically to "Hiring Manager.")
posted by vespabelle on Apr 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Job hunting after small business ownership

I recently moved to a new city and am job hunting. I think I'm coming up against something in my resume and in interviews that could be handled better, but I'm not sure how. [more inside]
posted by mireille on Apr 7, 2014 - 9 answers

What do you look for in a good reference?

HR and people in charge of hiring new employees: What do you look for when checking applicants' references? [more inside]
posted by myntu on Mar 12, 2014 - 13 answers

How does a mid twenties female BA grad get a job in marketing?

How can I increase my chances of getting a lower level marketing position (coordinator, PR, etc)? Bonus marks, walk me through the process as if I'm dumb to see if there's anything I'm overlooking or point me towards resources to help me sound more professional. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Mar 10, 2014 - 4 answers

To job hunt or not to job hunt?

I really dislike my work situation and I'd like to find a new one. Problem is, my husband and I are planning to start a family soon. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2014 - 21 answers

How do I turn down a job candidate after an extended interview process?

I run a small organization, just a few employees, and I am close to filling one of our open positions. What is the etiquette for breaking the bad news to an unsuccessful job candidate who has patiently participated in a drawn-out interview process? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Mar 4, 2014 - 21 answers

When I come home to you San Francisco, your golden sun will shine for me

I've visited San Francisco several times over the last year, and I think the Bay Area is where I'm supposed to be. Every time I go there, I feel like I'm home. Every time I come back to Boston, I feel miserable. So it's time to start planning a move. Soon. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Feb 25, 2014 - 13 answers

I want to be a part of it ...can I?

I have always wanted to live in New York for a year. Life circumstances mean there is now a possibility of being able to make that happen, in theory. Can you let me know if this will remain a pipe dream or if there is a chance of turning it into reality? I would like to work as a counsellor, or with an NGO. Many specifics to follow. [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Feb 12, 2014 - 16 answers

How do I figure out workplace culture...as a job-seeker?

I'm currently employed, but looking for a new position, due in part to cultural aspects of my current job that are a bad fit. How do I figure out the culture of a prospective employer without dooming my candidacy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2013 - 15 answers

Would you take the 'better' job or wait for the 'perfect' job?

I think I'm about to be offered a new job. It's the type of work I'd like to do. But it's not my 'perfect' job and it wouldn't mean a payrise. Should I wait? . [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

dirty backpacker seeks employment

I'm currently traveling outside the us and trying to line up a job for when I get home in January. Help me succeed. [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Nov 17, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I get into the field of Human Resources?

I am currently a program assistant in banking, but I am considering trying to get into HR. How can I successfully achieve this goal? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by aka_anon on Nov 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Really in need of employment and career help

Hello. I am really in need of help and have never been set on any stable career or employment course. What can I do with very few resources (I am down to my last $100 bucks or so; I do not own a cell phone) to get a job ASAP or at least learn more about careers? Are there any lifehacks, tricks, ideas or pathways that I am missing? I know there have to be some people here who have recently had to find new jobs and know the modern job hunt a lot better than the standard advice that's outdated. What did you do when you felt between a rock and a hard place? One thing I was interested in is teaching (either substitute or full-time) but I have no clue how to become certified or where to start. My parents are really losing their patience and I have no clue how long I can be here without contributing pay from a job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2013 - 17 answers

Best temp agencies in Seattle?

What temp agencies in Seattle would be best for a recent-ish college grad with not much in the way of work experience looking to get her foot in the door? [more inside]
posted by vibratory manner of working on Nov 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Coffee meeting with a potential employer... the aftermath?

Following a coffee meeting with a potential employer at a major company, I've been asked to complete a research proposal. I've also been asked to submit a vendor registration and will be filing a nondisclosure agreement. If the proposal goes through, it looks as though I'll be completing this project through the company's market research department, but not necessarily as an employee. I'm just wondering if any others have had a similar experience, and if it's a common pre-hiring process. [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark on Oct 24, 2013 - 5 answers

The grass is always greener, but how to get over the fence to see?

A little over a year into a post-PhD, non-academic research job, I am starting to look for greener pastures. There's a company that I've had my eye on who has one a "submit your resume" link but is not actively advertising any positions. How can I best approach them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Seeking reading suggestions to help me find my calling

I'm seeking some non-hokey things to read or to listen to in order to nudge me to find my next career calling in life. I'm in my early 30s, and I've been in the same industry for the last 10 years. It's an industry that seems very glamorous from the outside, but I stopped giving a shit in a big way a long time ago. I'd love to get some suggestions of books that helped you jumpstart a new career or made you think about your career possibilities in a different way. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Oct 14, 2013 - 19 answers

How would recruiters describe my job?

I love what I do at work. I hate my company. What sort of job titles do other companies give my job, so that I can make sure I'm applying for something similar (but hopefully at a better place)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2013 - 11 answers

How would you want to be turned down for a job?

I'm in the process of interviewing mid-senior level candidates and would like to let them know when they are not making it to the next level in the process. If you were a job hunter in this situation what would you want to hear while being turned down for further consideration? I'm looking for an email script! [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Jul 26, 2013 - 30 answers

Setting up a Life in 10 Days?

I'm going to be in NYC next week where I'll be looking for a sublet, and trying to get a handle on jobs. I'm hoping to move in early July. What can I do in 10 days to find a full-time job as quickly as possible in my field? I'm looking for work in content strategy/communications. [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Jun 3, 2013 - 18 answers

Long-Distance Longings ... for a Job

Several months ago, I ran across a running ad for a content strategist on the site of a very well-known digital agency in NYC. I found the ad so compelling, I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. It listed my relatively rare top-two criteria in a job as key responsibilities, and it listed an intriguing array of secondary responsibilities, which echo my own experience, as well as my long-standing desire to have a job that, in many ways, spans fields. I've studied the agency a fair amount since then, and everything I've read is positive. So I've spent the last several months honing some of my secondary skills to make myself a more attractive candidate. And I've repeatedly checked to make sure the ad is still there, and it always is. I'm now reaching a point where I need to seriously look for a job. I want it to be at this agency. How do I convince them to even talk to me? I'm two states away, and looking for a strategy (no pun intended). [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Mar 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Recruiters and red flags - what to watch for?

I wish I had asked this question several weeks ago. I've been dealing with several recruiters while job hunting and am wondering what red flags I should watch for, what a good recruiter does, and how best to use recruiters in my jobs search. Lots of recruiters want to talk to me, often want to meet in person. So far this isn't adding up to much in the way of real interviews, though I've had a couple of phone interviews with hiring managers and anticipate scheduling two in-person interviews. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Mar 15, 2013 - 18 answers

Is this what they call... networking?

I recently applied for an internship at X Company. Today I found out (or, rather, suddenly remembered from a conversation a couple months ago) that someone I know actually works at X, in the specific team to which I submitted the application. Is there any way I can sort of ~casually~ (or not) bring this to their attention? Would it even make a difference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I survive on a pittence while returning to school?

Job hunting and money hacks for less-than-shoestring budget while returning to school? Help me not become a fatality of class warfare. Very complicated and snowflakey stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Jan 1, 2013 - 20 answers

How can I save my IT career?

How can I get a new job in IT with limited experience, no relevant education, and an unusual employment history? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Job Offer Questions

I got the job offer! ...Now what? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Dec 4, 2012 - 15 answers

I do have some pretty stationery...

Do I need to write a thank you for the interview note under these unique circumstances? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Dec 3, 2012 - 7 answers

How to convey enthusiasm on the job hunt?

I just moved to a big city after graduating college in August. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do, and I'm not the most ambitious or confident person, to say the least. I have a somewhat untreated case of ADD, but I don't take my meds anymore; I'm finding coffee and exercise are much better. Anyways, I have gotten two different pieces of negative feedback on my phone behavior with people who had the potential to give me a job; they both basically said I sounded unenthusiastic. What is a good way to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by bluelights on Oct 19, 2012 - 28 answers

Two jobs with one application?

Job number citing for two almost identical jobs? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Sep 16, 2012 - 1 answer

How do you prepare for possible unemployment?

My girlfriend is feeling the heat of recent layoffs at her company. How does she save her job? How can she prepare now if it happens to her? [more inside]
posted by inTikiwetrust on Sep 7, 2012 - 16 answers

How to conduct an informational interview

What questions does one ask in an informational interview so as not to appear to be looking for a new job? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 6, 2012 - 7 answers

At a crossroads of many roads

Career change into law - tips? Or alternatively, suggestions for another career path. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2012 - 16 answers

How to handle job interviews while going through chemo/radiation for cancer?

I'm in the middle of treatment for breast cancer (chemo and radiation) and am unsure how to handle sharing this information (if I should at all) during my job interviews. What is my legal obligation? What is my moral obligation? What makes the most sense for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 - 17 answers

They didn't teach me this in grad school...

Problem: what to write on the "expected salary" line. Difficulty level: academia-to-industry transition. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Is a Master's in Public Policy something I want to do?

What sort of entry-level type jobs can I look for now to help me figure out if a Master’s in Public Policy is something I want to pursue? [more inside]
posted by Shesthefastest on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Job Hunting, It Defeats Me

I really need to find a better job, but I don't know where to start. How do I even figure out what job to look for? It's pretty clear that there is no promotion path for me whatsoever in my current job, and there are rumblings that my entire department is about to get transferred to someplace where I don't want to be. The only reasons I'm still here are inertia, fear of the terrible job market, and the fact that self-promotion makes me queasy. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Jul 18, 2012 - 6 answers

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