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When is it necessary to write a cover letter?

When is it necessary to write a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Apr 25, 2011 - 16 answers

It's not "Do you want fries with that?" it's "You are interested in our credit management program!"

Finding Work in Montreal Filter: With only intermediate french, and a newly minted BA, how do I swing something that's not telemarketing? You could also help by giving general adult job hunting advice. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Apr 15, 2011 - 8 answers

If you don't have the wherewithal, you don't need the why.

Have you been able to convince employers that your transferable skills make you a good hire? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 13, 2011 - 16 answers

When should I apply for a job?

How early is too early to start looking for jobs? I am moving across the country in July, and I don't know how timing works for applying to private sector jobs. [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Apr 12, 2011 - 2 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

Help Me Escape Craigslist Purgatory

I'm having endless amounts of trouble posting a job offering on Craigslist. The job is real and legitimate (I just posted it on MeFi jobs too) but for the past few weeks every-time I try to put it up though my post does indeed goes live it doesn't show up in the feed and I get no responses. Why is this happening? How do I get around it? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 answers

From teaching to tech - updating resume and skills

I have a Master's in math, and would like to get a job in the tech industry or a laboratory, but my resume is very teaching-oriented. I would like tips on retooling it to make myself more attractive. I also have several months to improve my skills. [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Yeah, I'm... uh... sick again.

I need to look for another job discreetly, if you know what I mean. But how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 - 20 answers

How to get work while being a live in nurse?

How do you find work at home or part time as an electrical engineer? [more inside]
posted by drethelin on Mar 25, 2011 - 3 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

Crowdsourced Job Search

I've decided to reach out to my network and crowdsource my job search. Can you give me some advice so this goes smoothly and is as successful as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking to leave the restaurant

After a long and rewarding career in the restaurant industry I’m ready for a change. [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

My new job is, as they say, "not a good fit"

I hate my new job. I need to find another before I quit. How do I minimize the negative impact on potential employers? [more inside]
posted by sock puppy on Mar 20, 2011 - 9 answers

what will they pay me to do?

What jobs are new college grads qualified for? Snowflakey details. [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Mar 17, 2011 - 10 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

Finding IT jobs in (K-12) education

For various reasons, I've decided to find an IT job at a school, preferably NOT at the college level, though I'm somewhat open to the idea. Let's just say that my credentials/resume/references are not the issue. The issue is finding job openings in educations! [more inside]
posted by MeProxy on Feb 17, 2011 - 6 answers

You can take this job....

Job boards and resources, paritcularly government and non profit sector. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Feb 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Interview ethics

I'll be graduating from college this spring and am looking at jobs. I'm also in the running for a scholarship to go abroad, which I have about a 50 percent chance of getting. Should I mention this to potential employers, and if so, when and how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Surely the economy isn't this terrible!

Pardon my naiveté, but what's the best way to go about job searching for an entry-level/retail job for a person who doesn't have a degree beyond high school? They never taught me this in school. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jan 21, 2011 - 24 answers

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.)

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Prove I'm really good at stuff they don't do?

A company (Jane Street) has asked for a code sample. Please help me decide between two candidates: a recent one which I like and shows me off well but probably has very little to do with what Jane Street does, and a much older one that seems more relevant but shows me in an unfamiliar language quite a while ago. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 11, 2011 - 10 answers

How to start a jobsearch?

How should I start a "real" job search without being overwhelmed? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

If they won't hire me than I guess it wasn't a good place to work anyway

Should I use my union executive experience on my resume? [more inside]
posted by saucysault on Jan 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Unemployment Island

Job Search Paranoia Filter: What does silence mean in the job search process? [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo on Dec 18, 2010 - 19 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

Working for FDM?

Does anyone have experience working for the FDM group? A friend of mine is considering entering their training program in the states, which would mean a two year commitment to them as a company. I'm not certain if I should be encouraging my friend or warning them off. [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

When do I look for non-academic jobs?

When do I look for non-academic jobs if I'm trying to transition out of academia, and which jobs do I look for? (I have a math PhD.) [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Nov 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Have the job search methods laid out in What Color Is Your Parachute worked for you?

Have the job search methods laid out in What Color Is Your Parachute worked for you? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Should I don the black ironic tshirt?

Career Change: Graphics to....IT? Please tell me about the wide range of IT work. [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Aug 31, 2010 - 4 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

To infinity and... where, exactly?

I'm an innovative thinker who got stuck in an engineering box. I'm about to get kicked out of the box. Can you help me find a new box? [more inside]
posted by w00bliette on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Job hopping for kids

Am I considered a job hopper? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2010 - 15 answers

What can I do with these skills?

(Career Filter) Help me run away from the circus [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Jul 6, 2010 - 6 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

Are there jobs out there for cultural anthropologist programmers?

I'm about to graduate and need some help with the job search. I'm a budding anthropologist and/or a programmer. Two part question below the fold. [more inside]
posted by johnnybeggs on Jun 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Ever used an executive coaching firm?

I'm considering hiring an executive coaching firm to help with my job search. If you or someone you know has done this, I'd like to hear your thoughts. Also, other tips/tricks staying motivated thru an extended (year-plus) job search? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jun 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Alternative careers for a science PhD dropout

Alternative careers for a science PhD dropout: Specific ideas for my special snowflake job search after leaving academia. I am considering dropping out of my biomedical sciences graduate program. The only things stopping me right now are guilt at letting my advisor and loved ones down (which I’m working on), and the overwhelming fear of having to get a real job (which is where I hope you can help me!) [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Jun 22, 2010 - 19 answers

I'm overqualified, but still worth hiring

I'm interviewing shortly for a job for which I'm clearly overqualified. If you've done this, how did you approach it in the interview? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Mystery Box

I am applying for a job, and the online application has a place to separately attach a resume, a cover letter, and a list of references. It also has a space labeled "Message," where one can type directly into the box provided. What should go in this space, and how should I format it? [more inside]
posted by wondershrew with a helping of potato salad on May 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Job searching for felons

I'm looking for a job-search website that covers the U.S. and caters specifically towards job-seekers with criminal records. Something that doesn't spam you for signing up would be especially appreciated.
posted by paisley on Apr 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Networking - What am I missing?

I think networking is the missing element to my rather unsuccessful job search effort. Any suggestions as to how I could grow my network usefully? How much about "networking" is hype? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Strategies for geo-strategy?

Monitor 360 does the kind of work I'd like to do. Help me find similar companies. [more inside]
posted by kjars on Mar 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Job Search

I need to find a job, but the odds are against me. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Applying to companies with no openings?

What is the protocol for applying to companies that don't have any job openings listed? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Applying to jobs online vs. submitting a resume and cover letter in person.

Applying to jobs online vs. submitting a resume and cover letter in person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I find an entry-level job at an ad agency?

How can I find an entry-level job at an ad agency? How do I get noticed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 10 answers

What the hell is a "glass wall"?

Job posting at a news publication requires "sensitivity to the 'glass wall' between editorial and commercial." What are they talking about? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Feb 23, 2010 - 6 answers

My job is driving me crazy.

I recently started a new job, and it's swiftly becoming clear that it's not the right job for me. I'd like some suggestions about how to identify other careers, and advice about how to handle my present situation. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Feb 22, 2010 - 1 answer

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

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