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How can I go about job-seeking effectively?

I am a 25-year-old woman and a recent college graduate (just earned my Master’s in English in December). I’m looking for higher education administrative jobs in the area: basically, to be an admissions counselor, financial aid counselor, academic advisor, and the like. There are a few concerns on my mind about the process. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I ask a former co-worker about an available position?

Is it appropriate to contact a former co-worker "off the record" about a position that is listed at their current company? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Jan 2, 2014 - 18 answers

I'm not overqualified, I'm unemployed and looking for part-time work.

I'm having a difficult time finding part-time work. I think it's because I'm overqualified. Um, help? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Oct 23, 2012 - 14 answers

Are there placement agencies that help people find jobs they would never have thought to look for on their own?

Is there some version of a headhunter or career advisor who takes into account the skills you have beyond your resume, and helps you find jobs you wouldn't know about that fit those skills? [more inside]
posted by chonus on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Career Counselor in DC?

Can anyone recommend a good career counselor in the Washington, DC area? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 19, 2011 - 2 answers

being triggered by jobhunting - help

How do I cope with being constantly triggered while job-hunting? It's severely impacting my ability to apply for jobs. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 10, 2011 - 16 answers

How do British software companies react to CVs showing breadth not depth?

I'm in the process of overthinking job-seeking to death.  To help me in this, I'm looking for CV advice from anyone involved in recruitment for a British software company, please.  (Bonus marks if the company in question is small; but I'm interested in any input I can get.) [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature on Aug 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Will work for food and a shot at this middle class thing.

Now what? New grad, no job in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jul 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me get past HR

Job seeking: How do I get past HR and reach the decision makers? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 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

Should I follow up with a potential employer who has not contacted me?

I submitted my resume for a director/VP-level position with a Fortune 100 company 2 weeks ago. At a conference last week, a colleague in my industry told people that he had turned down the position. Is there anything I can or should do to indicate my continued interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

New York must be full of web recruiters! Surely?

I'm a senior web content producer (the chap who figures out what content should be on a website, and sometimes writes it) in London, but I'd love to be in New York (or any other major urban area in the United States). Can you recommend any recruiters who specialise in this field and who might be able to help me? Bonus points for New York ones, as I'll be there in mid June. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on May 19, 2009 - 2 answers

A library classroom with no computers, what to do?

Librarians! If you had to teach a class on job-seeking, but had to teach this class in a room with no computers at all (none for the students, no projector for you, the instructor), what would you do? [more inside]
posted by waywardgirl on Oct 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Screwed up, what do I do?

I completely screwed up on my last job, and got let go. What do I tell prospective interviewers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2007 - 5 answers

What kind of employment should this person seek?

If you had the following skills and job experiences and were an incredibly quick study, talented problem solver, organized, smart, almost 30 (trust me, this is not about me...), what kind of work would you do? Any specific ideas? I'm trying to help a friend. (more...) [more inside]
posted by lois1950 on Jan 16, 2006 - 10 answers

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