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How dumb should my resume go?

I've been a professional musician, music entrepreneur, and music educator for nearly 10 years (I'm in my mid-twenties). I have a day job in public school teaching for the fall, but I need a job in the "in between" - ie the next 6ish months. However, because my resume is very heavily music biz and music influenced, I'm having a hard time getting taken seriously in any regular retail or restaurant job interviews. I've tried dumbing down my resume with decent results, but do I need to go dumber to actually get a job? [more inside]
posted by vilolagrl on Apr 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Need some perspective on "hard work."

I'm dealing with feelings that I'm not ambitious enough and not enough of a hard worker, and I'd like some perspective on how hard is 'hard enough.' [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Apr 7, 2010 - 11 answers


Straight to the next leg of the librarian rat race? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Apr 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Fullfillment possible?

Are you fulfilled in your job? Should I seek to be? I have a job which paid me over $450K last year. I worked maybe 50 hours a week to generate that on average (although with wild swings and a lot of travel.) If I stay I will be on track to make $1M a year in a few years. I am not terribly happy, but not totally miserable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2010 - 47 answers

The Horns of the Dilemma: Take a lower-paying job or go on unemployment and hope for the best?

The Horns of the Dilemma: Take a lower-paying job or go on unemployment and hope for the best? Read on... [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 6, 2010 - 21 answers

Don't talk about me

Where I work, it seems that a certain amount of time is spent talking negatively about other people behind their backs (or even to their face, disguised as a "joke"). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 - 22 answers

How long can a starving artist live like that?

Should I continue to prioritize my art in my life over my financial security as I get older? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Is a mature-age apprenticeship a good career move?

I'm interested in advice about changing career in one's thirties: specifically, learning a trade. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 31, 2010 - 13 answers

4 months to kill on Toronto?

I am an Australian who will be living in Toronto for 4 months later this year, as my partner is studying there for 1 semester. I am post 31 so can't get a travel/work visa. So I'm looking for suggestions on how could use my 4 months there? [more inside]
posted by JohnBlaze on Mar 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Where are all the sick people?

How do I get a part-time job (nights and/or weekends) in health care could I seek considering that I have no clinical experience and a full-time job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Changing my mind--too late?

I was offered a dream job eight months ago that I turned down due to situational factors at the time. Those factors have changed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Help Us Brainstorm A Job Title

Help me brainstorm a new job title. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Mar 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Full time job to...no time job?

Third job interview - now I have to write a proposal...now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 7 answers

"In this economy?!"

Job Offer Dilemma: Do I take this offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Handling High Stress Work Situations With Diplomacy

A psychological question about work -- How can I be zen and mature about a work reorganization? (I know this sounds like a boring work question, but it's really about how to get over fears of being left out or that other people are better than me.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Did no one learn from Tiger's mistakes?

Which should I secure first, new work or new shelter? Gawd, what a day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 23 answers

What is the best way for an American to get an office job in Europe?

What is the best way for an American to get an office job in Europe? [more inside]
posted by metakiwi on Mar 22, 2010 - 20 answers

How do I get experience to figure out if an animation/game design or illustration oriented career is for me?

I live in Toronto where I'm finishing up a graduate degree soon in a social science area. I also have some experience doing Web design. Now that I have a lot of free time on the horizon, I want to seriously probe my career options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Stuck In A Rut

I'm 21, jobless (on benefit) and still living with my parents. I want to move out and concentrate on starting a business with my friend (which is something I've thought long and hard about). [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Mar 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Does the tranquil business owner really exist?

Do business owners and freelancers ever learn to relax while running their own businesses? And if so, how do they get to that point? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Mar 19, 2010 - 18 answers

Should I stay working here?

Should I stay at this job or should I go? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Mar 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Considering teaching ESL in Korea

I'm considering going to Korea to teach English, but am having some doubts. Should I still do this? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Mar 17, 2010 - 21 answers

What's that smell?! OMG it's me :(

Ack! I forgot deodorant and I'm starting to smell like B.O. I'm at work and can't get to a store, plus my shirt's starting to smell anyway. Help me smell better asap! [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Mar 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Should I stay or should I run?

I need to quit my job but have no other ideas on how to make money or if thats even a good idea. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Connect me with people who need academic editing.

Are there any websites that hook up editors with students willing to pay for paper-editing? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Gray area is getting grayer.

Am I an employee or a contractor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I know if I'm working too much?

Looking for advice or rules of thumb on how better to strike a good work/life balance with the risk factor that I actually love my work and feel very possessive toward it. Further, I work for a small company and I understand that my work is integral to its future. I understand that it is probably not going to be possible for me to wrap it up everyday at 5 pm and forget about work the next day until 9 am, and maybe I don’t even want to. However, I don't need to work 20 hour days or weekends, and I'm looking for thoughts from others in the same situation, and rules of thumb as to how to keep a good balance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 - 8 answers

I know it's a bad idea. How can I stop?

I just hired someone who is capable, personable and great at the job. So what do I do about my crush on him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2010 - 16 answers

LinkedIn valuable or not?

LinkedIn advises that I don't invite people into my network that I don't know. But isn't that what joining a business related social network is supposed to do - introduce me to opportunities from people I've never met? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

How to negotiate my salary on a probable job offer?

Please help me understand how to negotiate my salary on a probable job offer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Good Man Toys?!?

Help me think of the most excellent Promotional Item to give away at my upcoming event!! More details inside!! [more inside]
posted by ss448 on Mar 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Phoenix's finest dry-cleaner

Looking for a great dry cleaner in the East Valley or downtown Phoenix. [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Mar 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Beijing Baby.

I'm currently in Hong Kong and I've been offered a job working for a Brazilian company in Beijing. The work permit information they have sent me is so badly written as to be incomprehensible and the internet hasn't yield much better. Please help! My main question is: I'm British and, like all foreign nationals, I am required to submit a medical report stating that I'm in good health. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Right attitude to annoying co-workers?

Right attitude to annoying co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Drop everything and go?

Is it legal for my employer to randomly pre-approve days where it is okay to earn overtime hours while denying it on other days? [more inside]
posted by Shesthefastest on Mar 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Weight loss challenge websites wanted

My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Mixing work with online dating

I am on an online dating site. Someone at my work emails me. Do I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Getting headhunted for a different head

I'd like to get headhunted, but for a position not reflected by my current official title. Loads and loads of detail inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 - 5 answers

How to overcome fear of starting my own business

How did you feel about starting your own business? Specifically looking for stories from people who left a fairly good corporate job, and how you found the courage to do it to help inform my own decision to stay or leave. (lots more inside) [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Mar 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Lots of long term projects...how can I keep motivated/ making progress?

Lots of long term projects...how can I keep motivated/ making progress? [more inside]
posted by _cave on Feb 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me with basic follow up with a professional contact

Help me with a basic follow up with a professional contact [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 - 3 answers

What should I do to prepare myself for an impending likely release from employment?

I work in software development in the state of Washington. Recently my manager has informed me that unless my work performance significantly improves in the next 8 weeks, I will be let go. Other than working my tail off to prove myself capable of meeting my team's performance expectations, and looking for other positions internally/externally in the meantime, how should I prepare myself for an impending release from employment? Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits given this situation (and no misconduct on my part), and if so what can I expect to get?
posted by CallMeWhiskers on Feb 25, 2010 - 11 answers

What do I need to know about apprenticeships?

I am currently applying for apprenticeships in a few fields, including carpentry and cement masonry. What can I expect from the process, and is there anything I can do to increase my chances? [more inside]
posted by Ortho on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 answers

International Affairs Jobs In Boston?

Does Boston Have Jobs In Foreign Policy, International Security, And/Or International Development? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

What do I say to people who constantly comment on my age?

What do I say to people who constantly comment on my age? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Feb 24, 2010 - 50 answers

Lazy and Inexperienced or Latent Management Material?

I am mentoring a college kid who wants to be a programmer. I am detail-oriented; he does the bare minimum required to get the job done, but he gets things done. Am I right to push him toward thinking about doing project management rather than hands-dirty techie-developer type stuff? Or is he just lazy and needing to be schooled? [more inside]
posted by circular on Feb 23, 2010 - 28 answers

Changes in work availability

What notification is necessary for changes to ones work availability? [more inside]
posted by Miss Mitz on Feb 23, 2010 - 2 answers

Serving two masters...

I work two jobs...should I drop the part-time and focus on certifications/ self development? Or put off certs for the stability of additional income? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Feb 23, 2010 - 8 answers

I want to keep on learning...

In the past I have worked as a staff writer for a newspaper. The process of learning about something first-hand, then distilling it into everyday language was something that was totally enjoyable. It was so cool to be continually kinesthetically learning from "the horses mouth," so to speak. Print journalism has reduced its numbers drastically, and jobs are now few and far between. Are there any other vocations you can think of that would let someone actually go out in the field and talk to people and get their story then share it with others? How about jobs that let you learn all the time?
posted by srbrunson on Feb 23, 2010 - 20 answers

fifteen tons, and what do you get

How do I keep my cool at work, and keep it from affecting my cool at home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2010 - 14 answers

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