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Time to get a new job pt. 2

I know exactly what I want out of work, and it is this: working on creative projects to make something useful (and also cool) as part of a team. And also money. Not tons, but enough to get by. I have a BA, but nearly all my work experience to date has been in low/no-skill labor. How do I bootstrap myself into a new career and what should I even be looking at? [more inside]
posted by zchyrs on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Books to help me hone "soft skills"

I'm in a demanding field where the use of "soft skills" is both necessary and difficult. What resources do you recommend to help me improve in this area? [more inside]
posted by JLovey on Feb 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Help Desk Lead: Soft Skills questions, please

I am involved in hiring for a help desk lead position. What are are good interview questions to tease out a technical person's "soft" skills? Beyond "Describe a situation where things didn't go right", or "Tell us how you deal with disagreements".
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Nov 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Best resources for appearing impeccably professional at work?

I grew up in a decidedly non-professional family and didn't have much reference for what an educated professional looks and acts like, and definitely lack some of the relevant soft skills. My most recent, longest job stint was at a slightly dysfunctional workplace where employees were dressed super-casually and often there was behavior to match. I've tried to model myself on the good and reject the not-so-good, but I think I need additional help. [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Apr 16, 2013 - 6 answers

How to help someone catch up on the soft skills he should have picked up growing up?

What can help someone learn the 'soft skills' of successful employment? I have a friend who is constantly putting up barriers to his own success, and i think that it might just be a matter of recognizing what he's doing and what to do differently. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 22, 2012 - 8 answers

32 years old... should I go back to school or should I get a job?

another thirty-something with only a bachelor's degree uncertain about what to do career-wise. Also uncertain as to what transferable skill(s) to highlight, if any, were I to apply for a job. What should I do with myself? (longgggggggggggg, slightly snowflake-y post ahead) [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Mar 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me convince the new boss that I am not in fact a pain in the ass and should get more money

New boss denied my raise, but agreed to meet with me tomorrow to talk about it. Tell me what to say. [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Mar 3, 2009 - 17 answers

Free Screencasts for Job Development

Looking for sites with free screencasts on job training, resume development, basic computer tutorials, etc. [more inside]
posted by lunit on Dec 31, 2008 - 0 answers

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