My workplace is in a decline, and I think it's time for me to explore other options.
I'm a programmer at heart, an architect and team leader in practice, and a manager in name. Prior to this job I'd had really soul-crushing experiences in consulting, so (for example) I am experienced with but extremely cynical about capital-E "Enterprise" platforms and technologies. I don't want to go back to that world; I want to find a company and a team with a spark of life to it and people with the incentives to help each other out.
What's the best way to filter for tech job opportunities that won't sink me back into the muck? [more inside]
posted by my name is irl
on Dec 26, 2013 -
I've been submitting applications for jobs in the retail sector, and most of the those applications are accepted electronically. If I follow up a resume submission, how should I make the approach? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics
on Feb 26, 2013 -
I've been unemployed since the end of September. Recently, I've had two separate people (one (a recruiter) whose opinion I respect, and one (a woman at unemployment) whose opinion I find suspect) tell me that they would never consider anyone who submits a functional style resume (which is what I use). Do you hire people or work in HR? What do you think? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Jan 5, 2012 -
I am a marketing professional - middle management in an enormous media conglomerate. I would like to shift my work environment and infrastructure completely and work for a startup that is currently staffed only with technical experts, programmers, scientists and a small sales force. How do I pitch myself to be part of a company that doesn't have any people who do what I do yet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 16, 2011 -
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 -