Good news: it looks like I'm being groomed for a new position at work, one I really want. Yay! Bad news: there's rumors that the person who currently has the position is getting fired. I'd like advice on how to deal with this gracefully. [more inside]
Can you give me advice, tips, useful skills, and important details on becoming a fantastic executive assistant? Please feel free to be as general or specific as you would like. Lots of details and [more inside]
How do I promote my web design freelance business at a conference I am attending (unrelated to web design)? [more inside]
How do I get better at being a people person and a sales person (self promotion)? [more inside]
Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
How can I keep myself from being taken advantage of during a job transition? [more inside]
Help me deal with transitioning from peer to authority figure. [more inside]
How can I convince my employer to promote me when there is a potential conflict of interest? Should I even try? [more inside]
How do I go about getting a promotion? [more inside]
I need ideas to kickstart my Kickstarter project. [more inside]
Boss gave notice. I want the job. How to apply for it when the body isn't even cold yet? [more inside]
How in the world can I successfully promote / market my business with little to no advertising budget? (which will, of course, change, when we get more customers). Especially since I am NOT a marketing expert in any way, shape, or form? (description of the business and more details inside) [more inside]
A friend of mine owns a record store and is curious about the legalities of giving away monthly mixed CDs. Each disc would feature 10 or so artists connected on a theme (female folk, avant garde jazz, little-known world, etc.) of artists he's featuring that month. No charge for the CDs. Basically, it's like the CDs you get with Mojo or CMJ. Legal? He's in Canada. What if they're "free with any purchase". Legal?
We have two managers in our dept: one was just promoted. They are seeking an Acting manager for 2 mos. I don't want to be a manager, but I'm one of the most senior staff. Please help me stop freaking out. [more inside]
My mom is a singer/songwriter. She asked for some help with some online-marketing, website-redesign etc type ideas, and I said "sure"! She's now got me hooked up with a whole list of "tasks" that are really beyond my skillset, and interests, and has set it up for me as a 20-hr per week job (since I'm only working part-time). I'm sure there are people who'd love to do this as an internship (she's even willing to pay!), who are interested in music/music promotion -- what are they called, how can I find them, and how do I convince my mom that she'd be better-served hiring them? [more inside]
How can I get the inside scoop on the business of selling art? [more inside]
Can you share any suggestions on promoting an open-mic comedy show throughout the traditionally-very-quiet summer months? [more inside]
We are all so demoralized that if we don't get new jobs soon we're going to bring cream pies to work and run amuck throwing them at people as part of a massive collective nervous breakdown. [more inside]
How to promote my weird noise and improvisation workshop/event in San Francisco? [more inside]
Best way to promote a video or short film online? [more inside]
Seeking an embeddable player that plays from your set list on 'random', so that fans can visit repeatedly and treat it like radio. paid is okay. [more inside]
Any idea what the response rate is on Foursquare offers? i.e. Get a free large drink if you show cashiers that you checked in.
How should I prepare to apply for a promotion? [more inside]
What blogs / sites make you say "I want to hire this guy!". What is it about those sites that makes you say this? If and when my next employment search comes up, I would like to have a web presence that gives prospective employers a window into my work, thoughts, outlook, etc. I am looking for blogs that do a great job at selling the author to potential employers. I am interested in content but also the sites presentation and functionality. I am more interested in business related blogs rather than designer / portfolio types sites, but will take all comers. Blogs that incorporate photos of the author would be a bonus. Help me find examples of great personal salesmanship on the web.
If you were trying to spread the word about a science fiction writing contest online, how would you do it? [more inside]
What would be a good present for a 30-something year old woman who just received a huge promotion in a European-related foreign affairs job? [more inside]
Celebrities on a world-tour to promote their new record/movie/tv show/book on local tv programs. Do they pay to go on worldwide tv shows, are they paid to appear on worldwide tv shows, or is it a "do ut des" (for free, a win-win for both parties) ? [more inside]
How to promote and increase traffic to a food blog? Thanks to the ananymous porn guy I know about Foodgawker and Tastespotting, but what are some other avenues of promoting a food blog? Are there any other similar websites to Foodgawker? Are there any other ways (conventional or not) for promoting a food blog?
Tips and suggestions for a 30- 60- 90-day business plan for a promotion interview? [more inside]
How do I play the "social game" at work? I was told I needed to do this the last time I was turned down for promotion. [more inside]
My boss strongly and repeatedly encouraged me to apply for a promotion, then gave the job to one of my coworkers. What do I do now? If I try to find another job how do I explain why I am looking? [more inside]
How to best get more Tumblr followers... using methods within Tumblr? [more inside]
Just got a call from HR for a "chat" about an administrative position I applied for with my current employer. The "chat" is tomorrow. How might this "chat" go, and other than the usual interview preparations, what else should I be prepared for? [more inside]
Hi all - How would you get the attention of radio programmers to play a terrific independently produced recording? [more inside]
Is our SEO specialist and copyrighter optimizing and marketing our e-commerce website in the most strategic and advantageous way? Is there more we can do?
Is our SEO specialist and copyrighter optimizing and marketing our e-commerce website in the most strategic and advantageous way? Is there more we can do? [more inside]
Need help deciding whether to take a position with professional and personal complications. [more inside]
I was recently received an internal promotion in my current team from a junior level to senior level title. This promotion is due to experience and performance: I will continue to work on the same projects as before in the same role. How should I express this promotion on my resume? [more inside]
Please recommend a gift for my newly promoted boss. [more inside]
Boss Left + (My Strategy Plan*Your Help) = Promotion [more inside]
My employer is impressed enough with my work that they want to promote me into a position which would ordinarily make for a great career move. I, however, am planning on leaving in a little over a year to earn a degree in a completely different field, and thus have no interest in the job (for reasons explained after the jump.) How do I diplomatically tell them no without jeopardizing my current position, and how much, if any, of my future plans do I mention to them? [more inside]
I need some 'out of the box' thinking on some different ideas to promote a local (to Clearwater) band's upcoming live performances. [more inside]
I want to promote my Young Adult fantasy novel about Morgan le Fay on the web. The biggest audience should be young women and libraries; Wiccans, medieval re-enactors and King Arthur fans would dig it, too (I hope). How can I best promote the book myself? What sites and blogs should I contact? Are author's tours effective? What should I definitely put my efforts into and what's not worth my time? [more inside]
The singer I've been working with is travelling to the US from Europe in March, and I'm submitting an application to SXSW. I'm stuck on this question: "How do you plan to promote your show if selected?" [more inside]
As an 18-year old male I received a free razor from Gillette. Internet digging tells me Gillette uses an outside source to determine men's birthdays, but no one actually knows. There are tons of blog comments, all of which can be summarized as either "Maybe it's Selective Service" or "Yeah, I got one too, X years ago!" How do I get myself back on the list of 18-year olds for the next razor shipment?
How does one go about promoting a porn site? I do freelance work, and recently received a proposal from a client who wants me to do promotions work for a porn site; my commission would be based on increased traffic. I have to admit total cluelessness in this arena, so I'm hoping Ask MeFi can help. [more inside]
After a year and a half of teaching myself to do balloon art, I bit the bullet and went to clown school! It was a ton of fun, and I am now officially a clown! The problem is that now I have to book some gigs! I have a website, a Twitter account, aFacebook page, and business cards on the way. Still, I don't really know how to market myself effectively. It's a competitive market (NYC) so I'm wondering what I can do to get the word out! [more inside]
How to promote my work online. I am an architect. NY and Mexico. I am trying to figure ways to build myself/my work. How to submit your work/name to design blogs, etc. w/out being a jerk? No name here; I'm not using this place for that purpose.
Recently, my boss promised me a performance bonus that he did not make good on. I need help with how to both deal with and get over this tricky bonus/work situation. [more inside]
There have been a lot of shakeups at my work lately, and now they seem to be working themselves out, leaving me with more responsibility. No word yet on more compensation or a title change, so when should I ask for it? [more inside]
I got promoted with a raise less than six weeks into the job. I need to know what else to expect, aside from having the standards raised way up. [more inside]