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What superpower or quirk have you picked up because of your 9-5 gig?

Please tell me about the habits and skills you've picked up as a result of your profession. It might be something you don't even notice because it's second nature to you, but others have pointed it out to you, or it could be something you've noticed about others. [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Feb 7, 2013 - 182 answers

Where can I find a university/life adviser?

Is there some sort of 'career/life counselor' out there that can help me navigate college/university programs and requirements after dropping out last year? [more inside]
posted by Huck on Nov 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Realistic Jobs In Movies?

What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 1, 2012 - 40 answers

Millionaires by Profession Statistics

What is the breakdown of millionaires by profession? (Statistics with sources). [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Oct 20, 2011 - 10 answers

How do you come back to a profession you barely started?

I went to pastry school five years ago. I was seduced away from the bakery by good money in an office job. Now I've ditched the office and have been working retail -- and just got a retail job in a bakery a month ago. I've been working in the back a little and making inroads there; now I'm baking 2/5 days a week. I feel patisserie calling me, but how do I get my confidence in the kitchen back? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Aug 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Dear MeFi: I hate my job

I hate my job, but I'm not good at anything else. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 18 answers

Undercover is the night

Do you know of any undercover nonfiction stories that don’t involve cops/detectives? [more inside]
posted by heather-b on Jul 8, 2009 - 26 answers

Positive interaction careers?

Although I've always considered myself somewhat misanthropic, I've been finding more and more that I'm stimulated by higher-level or professional interaction with others. What professions might give that stimulus, that aren't predominately negative (i.e. inbound customer service calls, police work, or criminal defense lawyering)?
posted by Picklegnome on Jul 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Making sure my professional society work does me some good, too.

Strategies to maximize how I personally benefit from my leadership position in a regional professional society chapter ? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Mar 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Art Therapy - a good career choice?

Can anyone tell me about the professional status and career prospects of an Art Therapist? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Jan 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Profession Matrix

I want to map out every possible profession / career. How would I start? [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Aug 25, 2007 - 11 answers

So what's it LIKE to be a female blank?

Are you a female in a profession where females are rare enough that people ask you what it's "like" to be a female whatever-you-are (or just meet you with surprise because of your sex)? If so, what responses do you give to those people, and do they depend on context (stranger at a party, interviewer, etc.)?
posted by sparrows on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

Attorney Career Coach

I am looking for a career coach geared toward the legal profession. I am a litigation attorney practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense. I also have a background as a criminal prosecutor. I am interested in an unbiased assessment of my carreer (e.g., where I am vs. where I should be), business development advice, etc.
posted by gm2007 on Jun 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Why are I.T people so unreliable ?

How come I.T people tend to be so unreliable ? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Oct 7, 2006 - 42 answers

Hot for teacher?

MetaFilter cinemaphiles...please help me find movies that in which the dominant theme (or important supporting theme) is the relationship between teacher and students. [more inside]
posted by luneray on Apr 10, 2006 - 53 answers

Why can't I find a job in LA?

Why can't I find a job in LA? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 15, 2006 - 18 answers

What scripting languages and/or CMSes are most important to learn in a library environment?

Library/information science question(s): My code-fearful friend succeeded in getting through library school without exposure to more than basic HTML. I now have him on a diet of Dreamweaver and XHTML, with a sprinkling of GoLive. He's wondering about next steps: for someone who wants to be well-equipped to work in an academic, medical, legal, or similar library or archive (with web development as part of his job, rather than the focus of it), what scripting language(s) and/or content-management systems are most important to learn? Is the library world fragmented in this regard, or is there a dominant technology? What would be a logical entry vector into this world for someone without a comp-sci bone in his body (in terms of languages/systems, and specific learning resources)?[no more inside]
posted by stonerose on Jan 22, 2004 - 6 answers

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