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Recent graduate - should I settle for an Americorps type position?

I recently obtained my Master's degree and have been in the job search for about a month now, mainly applying to NGOs. I've sent in only a total of 11 applications so far - 9 for ads appearing online and 2 unsolicited applications. One of these unsolicited applications has lead to an offer to interview for an Americorps like position (i.e. little pay, promises of training, and some horror stories - none at this particular NGO - to be found online). It would be a 7 month contract. Should I even consider it? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Blissful on Sep 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Being unemployed like it's my job

I've quit my job because my husband's new promotion requires him to relocate. I was reaching the conclusion that the field I've been in for 17 years isn't for me anymore, anyway, so I'm not actively seeking re-employment yet. Help me be a lady of leisure with a purpose and make the most of my downtime to figure out what comes next! [more inside]
posted by Otter_Handler on Aug 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me respect people in my life that don't seem like they are trying.

It feels like people in my life aren't trying hard enough, but as I have felt this way multiple times now, I realize the problem is within me. My life has been pretty easy because I try really hard and get good results. Does anyone have any perspectives/advice for me? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on May 14, 2014 - 75 answers

Temping in Toronto

Tell me about temp agencies in Toronto. What are the best ones, how do they work, and how can I tailor my pretty specific skills to a more general employment audience? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Feb 11, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I help my brother get over his unemployment slump?

My little brother graduated with a degree in marketing last spring, and has since been living at my parents' house doing...absolutely nothing. He is interested in applying to jobs, and understands the steps involved, but seems to have no motivation to start that process. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by mellophone on Jan 12, 2014 - 19 answers

Really in need of employment and career help

Hello. I am really in need of help and have never been set on any stable career or employment course. What can I do with very few resources (I am down to my last $100 bucks or so; I do not own a cell phone) to get a job ASAP or at least learn more about careers? Are there any lifehacks, tricks, ideas or pathways that I am missing? I know there have to be some people here who have recently had to find new jobs and know the modern job hunt a lot better than the standard advice that's outdated. What did you do when you felt between a rock and a hard place? One thing I was interested in is teaching (either substitute or full-time) but I have no clue how to become certified or where to start. My parents are really losing their patience and I have no clue how long I can be here without contributing pay from a job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2013 - 17 answers

After 15 years in my business, I can't find work. WTF do I do?

Maybe you've had bad experiences before in your industry, but this being unemployed shit is all new to me. It's going on four months now, and I still cannot find work in my industry. I'm tired, scared, and broke as a joke. What would you do in my situation? [more inside]
posted by Snell's Constant on Jun 12, 2013 - 36 answers

Reeking of the Desperation Cologne

I’ve been researching a lot, and have read time and time again, that during interviews, you’re also interviewing the employer to see if you’re a “good fit” together and that you should never seem desperate for a job, but rather, you should pretend money is no object and you’re only there because you think it would be fun, etc. The question is—how do you do this when you are in fact desperate for money and you need a job ASAP? (long-winded details behind cut) [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Dec 16, 2012 - 19 answers

Things to think about in a lay-off

I have a feeling that I am going to be laid off at my review next week. Since I suspect that this is coming, I would appreciate any suggestions on what I should say at the review and also, what the next steps I should take are, particularly things that I may not think of or overlook during the somewhat emotional time. Further details on my particular situation inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Do I quit this job or have a nervous breakdown?

I'm badly depressed and anxious. And I've got the worst job of my life - I'm 42, so that's saying a lot - complete with a boss I despise and who seems to despise me. My therapist thinks I should quit. Um, hello? Realistically, what can I do? Special flower BS inside. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Sep 22, 2012 - 26 answers

Doomed to fail

How can I force myself to apply for jobs when I know I will fail at any job I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find help to get a job

Career coach or someone who can help me find/get a job in my field (social work/non-profit)? Getting desperate and losing hope after three years of no luck. In NYC. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

What is the volunteer-to-job path in politics?

Is volunteering for a political campaign a good way to get a political job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 25 answers

How can I support my spouse in their job search

How can I best support my partner during their teaching job search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 11 answers

I just want to work!

3.5 years out of college and I'm still looking for permanent work. I've sent out a ton of resumes, and have had a few interviews, but can't seem to get anything to stick. What am I doing wrong? What can I do better? How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Jun 8, 2011 - 47 answers

How to mention that you're unemployed without sounding desperate on your blog

I'm trying to fill out my bio section which anyone who clicks my name on the blog, and I'm wondering if there is a casual and witty, but sincere way of writing it to let people know that I'm available for unemployment (or should I mention it at all)? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Unemployment Post-Staffing Agency

Am I likely to get unemployment from a staffing agency? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Senioritis on the job

How do I find motivation to finish a job when I know I'll be fired in three months? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

I'm just a shy introvert in need of a job

Networking - how long until I'm "one of the gang"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 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

Unemployment benefits in Georgia while having a LLC?

Is it possible to draw unemployments benefits in Georgia, while having a LLC and the business making money, but not paying myself? I got laid off in Atlanta around July 2009, but I had a nice severance package and got paid bi-weekly till December 2009. Around September 2009, I formed an LLC and made a couple thousand through the end of 2009. I am filing taxes for the LLC as needed. So far this year, I've made a bit more, but I'm wondering about unemployment benefits. I have never withdrawn any money from the LLC bank accounts into personal accounts at all and don't plan on it for a while. I can't figure out from the Georgia DOL website if I can get unemployment benefits under this situation. Anyone have better google-fu skills or know otherwise?
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Quit now, or wait to be laid off?

My friend has been in a job in NY State for close to 2 years. From the start her salary was substantially lower than she felt she should be paid and she was verbally promised a bonus which never materialized. Nevertheless she stuck with job. Now, the company is going down the tubes. Many people have been laid off. She's been hoping for many months to be laid off herself so she can get unemployment benefits to aide in a transition. But, for a variety of reasons -- mainly that she's a very efficient employee -- she hasn't been let go. This stressful climate of layoffs and, with it, an increase in workload for her, has made it a very inhospitable workplace. She wants to quit ASAP. But she also doesn't want to miss out on unemployment benefits. What are her options? More inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Can I take 1099 work if I am receiving unemployment in NJ?

Can I take 1099 work if I am receiving unemployment in NJ? [more inside]
posted by minsid on Dec 8, 2009 - 4 answers

What Does The Word SLACKER Mean To You?

Do-Gooder Needs Help With Amusing Slackronym! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Nov 1, 2009 - 21 answers

The is nanny to the mother and the son.

I'm a nanny for a woman who's been unemployed for 2.5 months and is now depressed. The means she is a) home ALL THE TIME, and b) driving me absolutely crazy. What, if anything, can I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 24 answers

Staying sane while unemployed.

Unemployment. Am I doing something wrong, and how do I stay sane while it continues? [more inside]
posted by rosethorn on Sep 21, 2009 - 25 answers

you're fired! sort of…

Was i fired? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Aug 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Being moved off-site, if I quit can I get unemployment?

My boss told me that my group will be moved off-site in the next month or two. The new location is about 1/2 mile away from the people that I interact with multiple times daily. Can I get unemployment if I quit? [more inside]
posted by IronSurfer on Jul 28, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I get a new job ASAP?

So I just quit my job at the local cookie cutter super book store (think Barnes and Noble... except not). How do I get a new job pronto and make rent this month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2008 - 15 answers

Help Me Hunt a Headhunter

I'm a post-Ph.D. (not computer science, alas, but history) and have decided to seek my fortune outside academia. I have lots of experience organizing and researching and analyzing and presenting and teaching all sorts of things in all sorts of contexts, and have made my CV into a resume that shows I'm not just another egghead. Unfortunately, I'm coming up empty handed after several months of a full-court press, and I'm thinking it's time to contact headhunting/recruiting agencies that might be interested in someone like me. I'd love your thoughts and suggestions on which firms to contact in the New York area. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

What's the worst professional mistake youv'e ever made? How did you recover?

What's the worst professional mistake youv'e ever made? How did you recover? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Dec 3, 2006 - 28 answers

How should I prepare for a short term unemployment period?

I am a professional person and will be "downsized" from my current company next month. Since I am changing professions in the meantime, it may take 4 to 6 months to secure my next place of employment. Financial resources are my concern. I have 6 months of mortgage payments saved up, and no other debt beyond monthly utilities, cable, internet, etc. I do have savings I can draw from, and I am considering applying for state unemployment benefits. I may get a small severance package from the current employer. Would it be wise to seek a line of credit while I'm still employed? Would this put my house in jeopardy should it take longer to find work? Are there other resources I should consider? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2006 - 11 answers

How to help a friend get a place/job in a few days!

Friend needs job/place to live badly...bad string of luck...suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on Sep 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Job-finding clubs find jobs only for Canadians?

Do countries other than Canada have job-finding clubs? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on May 7, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I find hidden job openings?

I've been unemployed for a few months, and have been actively looking for work, with no luck. All I have to go on are classified ads and limited online resources. I have two sneaking suspicions: 1) there are lots of jobs that don't show up in those venues, so how do I find them? and 2) HR departments are generally an impediment to getting a foot in the door, so how do I get past them? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Feb 28, 2005 - 20 answers

End of Unemployment

What do you do when your unemployment runs out? [more inside]
posted by alicila on Sep 14, 2004 - 17 answers

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