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January 25

Reconnaissance about the medical careers

My lovely gf wants to switch careers to the medical field — and I want to help her —but we could use an overview of what positions there are. [more inside]
posted by Brainy at 6:19 PM - 4 answers

set up an investment account for a foreign relative

my relative wants to invest in the US stock market. he lives abroad and has no social security #, i.e., is a completed foreigner ("non-resident alien"). he proposed that i invest his money under my name and my social security #, and is increasingly insistent. i certainly can set up another account to keep his money and any investment / transactions completely separate from mine, but i am concerned about whether this is legal and also tax consequence. is this sth doable?
posted by anonymous at 6:21 AM - 15 answers

What fields matter the most in our fight for 450PPM (climate change)?

Mr. Miyagi me! I want to spend my career fighting climate change in the most meaningful way possible, but have no idea where to focus my energy. Help this idealist find the best convergence of need and opportunity for MBA types. [more inside]
posted by 11dawgs1 at 12:59 AM - 9 answers

January 24

How do you get a non-tech job in the Bay Area that isn't miserable?

I'm asking this on behalf of my wife. We moved to the Bay Area (East Bay) a few months ago because I got a job here in the tech industry. Given our costs, it's not really enough to support both of us on, but my wife is having trouble finding employment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:14 PM - 18 answers

Advice for Growing a Start-Up?

How do self-funded start-ups that are at the jumping off point between being a hobby and turning into a full-fledged “real-thing” do it? [more inside]
posted by rabbitfufu at 11:28 AM - 14 answers

January 23

How do I make a lateral move with a noncompete?

I'm looking to switch jobs within the same industry. I'm under a non-compete for up to 12 months, terminated at my current firm's discretion. How does a job search work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:50 PM - 20 answers

Finding translation customers at trade fair?

How do I network/find new customers at a consumer trade fair, and is it a good idea at all? [more inside]
posted by runincircles at 4:23 PM - 2 answers

Minimum salary? Really?

I had an interview yesterday. It went alright, until the end when he asked me what my absolute minimum salary was. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by zardoz at 4:12 PM - 21 answers

We give programmers what they need to get the job done: A door

There was a job advertisement to this effect about ten years ago. I don't remember if it actually said "a door", but there was a big picture of one in the middle of the page. I'm looking for a copy but so far it has defeated my Google skills. Can someone help a cube dweller out?
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 4:05 PM - 5 answers

Telling prospective employers you've been laid off

I just got laid off. I was already having early discussions with some prospective employers, so now I'm not sure what to tell them, if anything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:53 AM - 13 answers

Occupational therapy for borderline personality disorder?

Do you have any resources (ideally online) where I can find info on the role of the occupational therapist (OT) with day hospital patients with borderline personality disorder? Benefit points for anything about interventions that have a research/evidence base? (these seem very thin on the ground!) I am also interested in how OT's/mental health staff generally work with BPD/similar within therapeutic communities, any evidence for this and the role of group schema therapy/evidence gained about this approach?
posted by anonymous at 11:53 AM - 1 answers

How do I get certified to be an interpreter in Austin,TX?

I am from China and my first language is Mandarin Chinese. I also speak excellent English. My SO is an American. I just moved to Austin,TX, USA. I am trying to become an interpreter for Mandarin/English. I have a bachelor's degree in English language from my university in China and I worked as a full time interpreter in a UN wetland protection project in china in 2014. Could you please help me find more info (websites, books etc.) about how to get certified as an interpreter and a translator between Chinese and English in Austin? How and where can I find work? Thanks
posted by denimchair at 11:41 AM - 1 answers

No, you really do need to tone it down

I read this recent question which had a lot of stories about women being told they are too "strident", "mean", "demanding", etc. at work. I have gotten feedback like this in the past too so I am wondering, is there some way to tell if it's just sexist bullshit or if you personally really do need to take it down a notch? [more inside]
posted by bleep at 8:32 AM - 21 answers

How do I send a very important original document from the UK to Holland?

I need to send an original birth certificate from the UK to Holland for registration purposes. Can you recommend a reliable and safe courier company that will give me the most piece of mind that this original document will not get lost?
posted by tumples at 6:31 AM - 10 answers

January 22

My potential boss is making me uncomfortable but I need this job

In light of the recent Ask and Meta about sexism at work, I thought I'd bring this dilemma to you guys. My potential boss is flirting heavily with me. I'm not interested in him but I really need the job. [more inside]
posted by Beethoven's Sith at 7:42 PM - 32 answers

Long Term Job Search Strategy Needed

My workplace was informed yesterday that we will be closing in November and we will all be laid off. I am trying to come up with a plan of attack for finding a new job over this longer than expected timespan for notice of layoff. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen at 7:48 AM - 6 answers

January 21

When the storm finally clears, will there be a shore to paddle to?

The storm isn't over yet, and I am still in free-fall...but that can't last forever, right? I'm wondering what to do next. (Underemploymentfilter) [more inside]
posted by Soap D. Spencer at 10:16 PM - 14 answers

Robots + Civil Rights + Law School = Help Me Find a Job!

I am a first year law student in Seattle. I am looking for a summer internship/job. I want to work on civil rights issues and technology issues, and I'm pretty sure the future will involve a lot of overlap between the two (issues like this, for example). [more inside]
posted by DGStieber at 4:48 PM - 13 answers

Capacity Building Grant

Through a capacity building grant, I probably have the opportunity to do some sort of non-profit management training (fundraising, major gifts, volunteer wrangling, marketing) in the next six months. Can you recommend one in or around Chicago? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick at 2:33 PM - 1 answers

Turning my passions into a potential career?

I moved to a new city where I can more or less pursue doing what I want. But how turn the things I love in my everyday life into a career path? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 11:25 AM - 9 answers

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