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Can an engineer escape from a black hole?

I have an engineering degree and seven years of experience working as a mechanical engineer in a niche industry. I was laid off over a year ago, and I still can't find a job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2014 - 10 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

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

What if I don't want to be a lifer?

How do I find a new job when I've only worked one place for the decade-plus since finishing college? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be?

Can you suggest what my husband's next job should be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2014 - 12 answers

Remote job search guidance

How does one find a telecommuting job as a technical support engineer/similar in engineering and/or computer science? [more inside]
posted by Chicoreus on Jul 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Job Search Etiquette

About a month ago I interviewed for a position through a placement agency. The interview went very well. So well, in fact, that the person with whom I interviewed didn't want to see any other candidates and wanted to hire me. Great, right? Well, not so fast... [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on May 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Hire me. I'm your man, even if you don't think so.

I'm having some struggles with my job search. Any way I can effectively market myself? [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Mar 26, 2014 - 13 answers

How to job search

I've made it this far in life (26/f, about to graduate with Masters in Public Health) without ever really having to search for a job. Now I'm finding the process overwhelming and scary. How do I approach this? [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Feb 17, 2014 - 6 answers

Applying for the job next door.

I want to apply for a job that, unfortunately, happens to be located a few floors below mine in the same office building I currently work in. We're talking about 20 floors total in the building, so it's not a huge place. If I get an interview, how do I make this work? [more inside]
posted by J. Wilson on Feb 2, 2014 - 17 answers

What kinds of jobs should I look for other than admin/office stuff?

I've mostly done generic office work but I would like to expand my job search to include more specific things. What fields (with jobs available) would be a good fit? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jun 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Job hunting on the DL

Is it possible to apply for a new job in the nonprofit world without my current job finding out? There must be some kind of protocol or professional courtesy about this kind of thing, right? [more inside]
posted by jrichards on Apr 15, 2013 - 6 answers

♫♫ What do you do with a BS in Physics? ♫♫

Three years ago, I graduated with a Physics degree. Since then, I've been working in a soul-crushing IT job. Realistically, what are my options to push my career forward? Help me find my passion. Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I find a job in Toronto?

How do I search for a job in Toronto that fits my special snowflake(but relatively modest[I hope]) requirements? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Jan 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Fired. Helped me get hired again.

How do I talk about being fired in future job interviews? Advice and encouragement needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Tips for working with recruiters?

I am looking for a job and am starting to work with some external recruiting firms. Do you have any suggestions/advice/wisdom for me? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Oct 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Living with post-recession stress disorder

I've landed in a dead-end job, but it's hard for me to overcome my anxiety about retraining or changing the direction of my career. How should I perform an objective, reasonable risk-reward analysis in the face of imperfect options and information? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Oct 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Just moved here, may I walk your dog/serve your burger/tutor your child?

Just how tough is the minimum wages and/or temping jobs market? If I were to move to Chicago tomorrow, how long would it take me to get some sort (any sort) of employment? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Oct 7, 2012 - 11 answers

How Do I Get Hired In Higher Academia?

What are some other employment resources to get noticed at a major University? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Sep 21, 2012 - 12 answers

resume gap vs retail?

Which would look better: a four year post-grad gap on my resume, or having worked those four years in a supermarket? Also, ideas for picking up relevant experience? [more inside]
posted by seraph9 on Aug 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Hire me, sil vous plait?

Does anyone have experience jobhunting as an Anglophone in Montreal? Where should I be looking for English jobs, should I just forget finding one and learn French ASAP, and is this going to be as big a problem as I fear? Et aussi une grand plaque de fèves. [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Aug 3, 2012 - 8 answers

How to include self-taught tech skills in my resumé?

Resumé filter: how do you tailor your resumé when you're applying to a job in which you have relevant (self-taught) skills, but no prior work experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

This job search is putting holes in my soul...

You live in City X. You want to move to City Y and are looking for a job there. Do employers care if your resume says you live in City X or City Y? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Apr 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Where to send my resume at this point in my education?

I'm in community college for I.T. (associate's degree focused on network/sysadmin work, mostly). I have a valuable, but incomplete set of marketable skills at the moment. I have a good handle on how to market myself, but no clue as to who I should be directing my attention to job-search wise . What businesses would be interested in someone who is still in school, but has proven himself capable at an internship and is willing to work for cheap? [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye on Apr 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Job Search tips in the UK

London UK Job Search Help: I'm 36 and after 11 years service for a single company in the financial sector I"m looking for a new job. I've also just taken a 6 month 'sabbatical'. So how exactly do I approach finding a new job in London? A couple of key questions: [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Mar 29, 2012 - 5 answers

I'm a dropout baby, so why don't you kill me?

I'm a graduate school dropout after a single semester. What is the best way to phrase this on my resume now that I am back on the job market? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jan 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Now what?

Have you ever actually done an "informational interview"? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Dec 6, 2011 - 22 answers

Madamina, this is our staffer Madamina. Pleased to meet you.

How do I apply for my own job -- especially if my bosses are my references? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me with my job search, please. Seriously, I'm clueless.

This is going to sound odd... but, I'm not sure how to proceed in my job search. [more inside]
posted by patheral on Oct 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Bad Fit for the Job; Good Fit for the Company

Recruiters and hiring managers: do you ever tell unsuccessful job applicants that despite not being a right fit for the job, they're a right fit for the company and you want to look for a way to place them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me decide how to get this job!

I think I'm interested in a job as a "field consultant" with a specific franchise tutoring company. Is my plan feasible/reasonable? This is the first job posting I've seen in months that has gotten me excited. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Spreadsheets to the wind

How do I get back into a more rewarding, less soul-sucking line of work after I've been away from it for so long? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Half-way between calm analysis and outright panic mode

I'll be graduating with my Master of Library Science in the spring of 2012. My focus has been with diverse populations and technology training. I want to work in a public library when I graduate, but I'm a little daunted by the public sector job market (and just the general job market). What should I be doing to increase my chances for employment as much as possible, and what can I do to make possible unemployed job searching as painless as possible. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Finding work in London

UK jobsearching: I'm 26, and having a tough time finding any job in London - let alone one that's a good career prospect. Do you have any pointers, and in particular, advice on how to get reliable, short-term work to cover the gaps? [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Long Distance Job Searching

What, if anything, can I do now to have a productive - and hopefully successful - job search six months from now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Give me this job or I will break your knee caps? Pretty please?

Need advice about how to proceed in getting a really awesome job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 8 answers

How to identify local companies in metro area that may be hiring??

How can I identify what companies are located within a certain, targeted geography? Looking for work and would like to be specific with respect to industry, size, and location, down to the level of specific areas of town/suburbs. Live in Atlanta. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Mar 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Applying for US non-profit jobs while living in Korea.

I'm in need of advice on (non-profit) job searching in the US while located in Korea. [more inside]
posted by Someone has just shot your horse! on Dec 7, 2010 - 2 answers

What's the modern procedure for finding a job?

How do people find jobs these days, anyway? My beloved husband was fired yesterday from the job he's held for ten years as a full-time employee and for four years prior to that as a contractor (after his first bad review, not that I'm bitter). [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Aug 26, 2010 - 25 answers

I'm not eligible for re-hire. How do I get a job?!?

I am about to do a second-round interview tomorrow at a place I'd like to work and seems like a good match for me. However, I'm not eligible for rehire at my previous employer, and I'm worried how to nip this inevitable discovery in the bud. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Aug 16, 2010 - 13 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

Is it better to have been fired, or not worked there at all?

I'm going job hunting next week. I'll be applying for retail, restaurant, and fast food positions. My experience consists of one year at McDonalds (fired), and a one month temp job. In my last job search, I noticed that my sole call-back was from when I left McDonalds entirely off the application. However, I wasn't hired due to lack of experience. Would it be better to leave McDonalds on my applications and take the risk, or take the risk of not being hired due to lack of experience? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

How do you structure/strategize a job search?

How do you structure/strategize a job search? [more inside]
posted by VickyR on Jan 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Propitious places to move to & unusual living situations for having 3 or 4 days a week free to work on personal project

I'm working on a project that requires at least 3 or 4 full days attention each week. What are some places in the US or world I could move to, &/or unusual living situations, that would give me a good chance of doing this? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

I won't pay ya, no way, why don't you get a job?

18 year old Australian introverted indoorsy uni drop-out seeks employment in recession. No qualifications (a business cert from school), no drivers license, no skills (maybe typing), no experience, no references, limited public transport. What now? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jul 30, 2009 - 30 answers

How should I send out my resume?

When looking for new job opportunities, what is the best way to get my resume in the hands of potential employers? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Jul 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Part-time work, full-time position

I wish to apply for a job that is advertised as full-time. At which stage should I mention that I would prefer a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by ask me please on Jun 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Pink Hair & Green Money

If potential employees find my Flickr page and find out I have pink hair, will it hurt my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 22, 2009 - 43 answers

How to double-check my job references?

I recently got turned down for a job I thought was a slam dunk, and am now really concerned about the quality of my references. Going forward, is there any way to check the quality of what people would say about me, or negotiate to improve whatever negative opinions they might have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 9 answers

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London?

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

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