I'm teaching a career explorations class for high schoolers at my therapeutic high school, age ranges 14 to 21. All my students have diagnosed emotional or behavioral disabilities and my course is 12 weeks long. My big question: As an adult, what career advice do you wish you had been given? Advice that would have opened your eyes and given you a great feeling about the world of work? What did the adults in your life not say about work, but you wish they had? [more inside]
Would you leave a full-time job that is stifling, depressing and not a good fit for you to take the part-time job of your dreams? Full-time job pays $55K and part-time job pays $40K. Am I crazy to even think about doing this?
I recently started a new job that has a very strict attendance policy and I have no vacation or sick time accrued. My doctor has recommended to me that I attend a 2 week inpatient program for the mental issues I've been dealing with. I'm still thinking about it, but if I did decide to do it, who at my company do I need to speak to and what should I say so that I don't end up losing my job for taking that time off. This is my first job so your answers can assume I know absolutely nothing about how these things work.
My husband is considering doing online test-scoring as a side job. What do we need to know? [more inside]
I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
Retail me, or retail me not? [more inside]
Need a Job Filter: Need help with recommendations for some jobs I can look into soon, with the degree(s) I have, and the work experience I have. Some fun and snowflakey details await you! [more inside]
I recently got a job in a pre-sales position, and I'm a bit worried that it isn't going to work out. What else can I do with my English degree and skills, especially in this economy that does *not* involve going back to school? [more inside]
I'm a highschool kid, good with computers, looking for an online job regarding computers? [more inside]
I've just accepted a full time (telecommuting, FWIW) position with a Fortune 50 company. What are some must-read business books? [more inside]
I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
I don't really want to be a waiter. So, where are all the night jobs for professionals, like legal proofreading, in Washington, DC? [more inside]
I have just been offered a staff position at a large University of California campus. Given that my current job is with a small (employees<15) consulting company in the technology field, and given the current national (and global) economic situation; is a UC job more likely to be stable in the next 5 years when compared to one in a small tech company? Also, what's it like to work at a UC? [more inside]
How do I look for a job while working? [more inside]
How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City? [more inside]
So you're self-employed, and you sign a contract for a moderate-sized, long-term gig (worth $5,000 or so/year), and...you lose your copy of the contract. Your relations with this company over the years have been overwhelmingly friendly and positive. What do you do? Just ask them nicely for a copy?
My life sucks. But the one good thing about being broke and unemployed is that you can do it anywhere. Assuming I were debt free with no commitments, where's a nice new place to go to scratch out a subsistence living as either a plumber, a waiter, or a dishwasher? Anywhere on the planet, English- or French-speaking (or anything easier than Russian or Chinese -- I'll have a few months to learn a new language as I pay my way toward escape), must have at least paved roads and indoor plumbing, and if the population hates Americans, I'd prefer that they do so abstractly rather than overtly. Canada, Iceland, and Belize seem kinda promising....