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LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium - worth the money?

Has anyone used LinkedIn premium for finding jobs? Did it expose you to more recruiters/hiring managers? And most importantly, can people besides recruiters see that you are using it (like...current coworkers)? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jan 21, 2013 - 7 answers

"We hired someone whose skills more closely match the position."

I've had multiple interviews recently after which I received a letter or e-mail to the effect of "You did very well in the interview process, but we hired someone whose skills more closely align with this position." This is very frustrating, because I feel that I am capable of doing these jobs, and it's kept me from applying for future jobs because I'm second-guessing myself. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jan 13, 2013 - 21 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

how to approach potential 9-to-5 jobs if i'll frequently be absent?

I'm looking for full-time work that's more or less within standard business hours. The problem is that I see my therapist weekly and my psychiatrist monthly. I could decrease the therapy sessions, but i'd still be missing work regularly. How do I bring this up with potential employers, and at what point in the proceedings? Or should I refrain from mentioning it? I'm in toronto if that's relevant. My doctors are only available in regular business hours.
posted by windykites on Jan 9, 2013 - 16 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

When a job description sounds more like a dating profile, what's the deal?

When a job description says you "must have a sense of humor", what's really being asked for and how do you get the right message across in a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by thesocietyfor on Jan 3, 2013 - 33 answers

[Job Search Filter]: How much experience is too much?

When putting down professional experience on a resume, how much is too much? [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn on Dec 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Oh Hai, Gives Me Teh Job Plz, Kthxbai.

Calling all Mefites who are good at composing emails! I am struggling with verbiage in an email I am sending to someone regarding a potential employment opportunity. Please help this nervous going-on-3 months-unemployed job seeker not screw this up. Tasty plate of beans inside. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Dec 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Library cataloging is the best, how do I do more of it?

What are my options re: doing cataloging work for money? Ideally as a contract cataloger, an outsourced worker, or remotely/virtually? What should I learn if I love library back of house/technical services? [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Nov 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Walking the line between job and informational interview

What to do in the not-quite-an-informational-interview, not-quite-a-job-interview situation? I have one of these tomorrow and I'm confused about how to approach it. (OK, "terrified of failing" is a better way of putting it.) [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 12, 2012 - 5 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

Job interview in a few days. Help me speak banking?

What sites or articles can I read to cram for a job interview at a large consumer bank? [more inside]
posted by pink_gorilla on Oct 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Former Account Exec with MBA pariah for data jobs?

Looking for how to get skills that would make me qualified for a data analyst position. [more inside]
posted by hrj on Oct 17, 2012 - 11 answers

How to Start Over in America

How to help my girl stay busy / find work in our quest to move to the United States and start over. Lengthy soul-searching after the jump. [more inside]
posted by hobo gitano de queretaro on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 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

I already know about and use CAA/Chronicle/HigherEdJobs, what else is there?

Academics: Is there a source listing open US community college art teaching positions or sources for international art teaching positions? I already know about and use CAA/Chronicle/HigherEdJobs. I would like to broaden my open positions search.
posted by vegartanipla on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 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

How to be considered for multiple, unrelated jobs at the same company?

I am looking for advice on applying for multiple jobs at the same company. [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Aug 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Unexpected Phone Interview!

Posting for a friend, who writes: I am currently an academic with a humanities PhD, doing the whole adjunct thing. I have been pursuing non-academic careers for a while, and things might finally be starting to pay off in the form of a phone interview. Trouble is, I haven't had an interview for anything in ten years. [more inside]
posted by pised on Aug 27, 2012 - 5 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

Where can I find engineering work off the beaten path?

Asking for a friend: just out of college and looking for a job. I've gotten as far as I can through Googling and my personal network, but browsing through endless generic online job sites hasn't brought results. I can move anywhere, commit to any length of time, and don't much care about the pay. How do I narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I explain that I've never had a salary?

My salary history is ridiculous and piecemeal, in part due to working abroad for much less money than I would have made in the U.S. and also just being generally underpaid. I am not opposed to disclosing it to employers when asked, but am afraid the complexity would be a turn-off. How do I signal to employers that I'm not trying to be coy but that I don't really have a salary history that is going to be useful for them in determining my potential salary? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Aug 17, 2012 - 20 answers

What should I do with this year to increase my chances of teaching next year?

I am just finishing up a phd. I'll be defending in September, getting the actual degree in October (I hope). I'd like to get a job teaching English in a private high school, but obviously I'd be applying for the following school year, not the year that's about to start. So what should I be doing this year? I need to support myself, of course, but I'd like to do so in a way that will make me more attractive to schools. I already sub at one school, and am planning on trying to get on the sub lists for some other schools. But is there anything else? What are some short-term or part-time means of employment that school administrators would like to see on my resume?
posted by Ragged Richard on Aug 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Name of Designer + Developer collaboration site?

Help me remember the name of a site that was setup for designers and developers to share project opportunities to work together. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Aug 3, 2012 - 4 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

what new career can an ex artist get?

I followed my dream- now I want insurance. For the first time in my life I could work anywhere. I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 - 8 answers

sssshhhhh ... be vewwy vewwy quiet ... I'm hunting jobs ...

Small nonprofit job-search-filter: can a job application/interview be confidential if everyone knows everyone else? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Jul 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Making mountains out of molehills and rockin' some mo' skills/Butt naked beats with butt naked fills

How do I design a personal website/web portfolio that will dazzle, amaze, or at least intrigue everyone from professional web developers to non-technical senior level types outside the field and convince them that I do indeed, have the skills to pay the bills. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Jul 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Agile & Scrum, SOAP, Huh?

Agile and Scrum methodology experience...I have none but I've got my foot in the door! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Jun 26, 2012 - 8 answers

help me find a job!

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in digital media, and I'm certified in Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7 (level 1 and 2). What types of jobs should I look for/would I be qualified for? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jun 15, 2012 - 6 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

How should I explain job searching after only eight months?

Eight months into a one-year contract, I'm aggressively searching for a new job because of a horrible boss. How should I explain my short stay at the company to recruiters and potential employers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I keep a job search organized?

How do I keep a job search organized? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on May 29, 2012 - 9 answers

help me become a better potential employee.

How can I make myself employable / find a job in any writing or editing fields, with a BA and MFA? (in the Atlanta area, if it helps.) Snowflakey details abound. [more inside]
posted by adrianna aria on May 19, 2012 - 9 answers

What's my next move?

At a work-life crossroads: 23 years old, college grad, getting laid off, about to get married and buy a house, struggling to find the next job, in school but thinking about going back for more degree(s). Seeking general advice on my next steps. [more inside]
posted by wansac on May 18, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I graduate and find a job when I'm struggling?

I am in my 7th year of a science Ph.D. at MIT and I need to graduate. I have invested an incredible amount of time and energy in this process, and I definitely have a Ph.D. level of skills and knowledge by now. 7 years is not outside the norm for my department. The problem is that a number of circumstances occurring in a row have lead to a bad/toxic relationship with my advisor and slow performance on my part. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 11 answers

My first time moving to a new state. Help me prepare!

I've never really moved before. I went off to college, sure, but that was in the same state, just a few hours from home. This is a different ballgame. I'll be leaving Iowa to live somewhere else for an extended period of time and this will be a first. I could use some help in preparing for this and advice on what to do when I get there. [more inside]
posted by Modica on May 1, 2012 - 9 answers

What DO I want to be when I grow up?

If you left academia, especially in the humanities, how did you figure out what you wanted to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Do I stay or do I go (to a new company)

I've been offered a position at another company. Should I leave my current comfortable job at a lowly-regarded company for a scary new one at a more well-respected company? Will you help me weigh the pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 26, 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

I don't know if she's a good secretary, but she wrote a great paper on Nietzsche...

Quick reference etiquette question: Is it weird to use a professor as a reference for a job unrelated to academic studies? What is the best way to ask them? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

On the hunt again!

How is the best way to cold call companies to solicit them with your resume (and bonus, what is the best way to phrase "Inordinately useful!" as a job description when pitching self to employers) [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Mar 29, 2012 - 9 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

How do I apply for a job for two months from now?

I'm relocating in 2 months and currently doing the job search. How do I handle current job postings which do not specify a start date: apply anyway and state my arrival time (or don't mention it)? Is there anything I can do in the application/interview process to increase the likelihood that an employer might hold a position for me, or how do I broach the subject? Is it worth applying to a job that has a start date earlier than my arrival "just in case"? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Mar 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help brainstorming a new and better paying career.

Please help brainstorming a new and better paying career. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 21, 2012 - 7 answers

I am a man with a very specific set of skills...

Reverse-headhunters. Does such a thing exist? I want to pay a company to find me a new job. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Mar 21, 2012 - 10 answers

UK Accountant looking for jobs in US

UK accountant looking for a job in the US. [more inside]
posted by subtle-t on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Mat Leave Job Serach

Is maternity leave the wrong time to start looking for a new job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 - 10 answers

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