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September 18

Relocation challenges out the wazoo......
I'm attempting to make a big change to help myself professionally and the challenges are proving much more formidable than I anticipated. [more inside]
posted by strelitzia at 8:30 AM - 11 answers
How do I walk this tight rope between employer, client, and recruiter?
A third party recruiter has contacted me about a position. After speaking with them, the position sounds very exciting and is an exact fit for my experience and interests. However, based on our most recent conversation, it is clear the position is with a client of my current employer (a management consulting firm). How do I move forward from here? [more inside]
posted by CharlieSue at 8:29 AM - 8 answers

September 17

Zero to Sixty In My Work Schedule
What are some strategies to keep my energy up, my motivation and my sanity when I start working two separate jobs next week? [more inside]
posted by nedpwolf at 3:35 PM - 13 answers

Income or Skills for Disabled Student?
In March, I had a stroke the week before Winter Quarter finals and it resulted in right hemi weakness. I have made lots of good progress in recovery and continue going to physical therapy, but after a summer of my savings being eaten by medical bills, I am trying to figure out ways to make some money. My circumstances make that difficult. Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:34 PM - 10 answers

Head Hunters in NYC?
I need a new Job. Seriously. I haven't had much luck with craigslist. I'm still working full time plus a lot of overtime (i need a new job)- so I don't have unlimited time to throw at the hunt. My therapist suggested contacting a headhunter, but I don't know how to go about finding one, or if there are ones that would be appropriate for me. I feel like i am a little under-experienced. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:05 AM - 10 answers

September 16

How do find a job or career where compassion, sensitivity are assets?
Are there jobs where having a *thin* skin is an asset instead of a liability? Where being loving, caring, emotional, sensitive are a good thing and you don't have to fight those tendencies, especially as a leader? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy at 10:32 PM - 30 answers

I really do know how to spell, I promise.
What should I do about typos on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:37 PM - 11 answers

Should I study to become a cranial osteopath?
I am not sure if I should spend 4 or 5 years training to be an osteopath in London, which is where I live, or if I should give up this idea completely. I've been thinking about becoming an osteopath for a while now, but I am 23 which means I will be at least 27 by the time I finish, which is quite late, plus will be significantly poorer. There are other things to take into consideration, explained more in detail inside. [more inside]
posted by akita at 8:09 AM - 14 answers

September 15

Problem with hireright background check
My foreign husband found his dream job in the US (already working in the US in a different job, not dependent on job for green card) and underwent a background check with hireright. Hireright completed its report and has said that his university has no record of his education. This is categorically not true. [more inside]
posted by cacao at 9:01 PM - 5 answers

Desperate times, desperate measures.
Dangerously close to a quarter of a century old and I've really never really had an actual IRL, sit down and work job. Please help me, MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock at 7:55 PM - 5 answers

Down payment assistance
I am saving up for the down payment on a co-op apartment here in NYC. I'll estimate the sum of said payment to be in the $30-$50K range, based on current co-op prices and a down payment requirement of 20%. [more inside]
posted by the hot hot side of randy at 3:12 PM - 17 answers

Teachers (especially MA): is it easier to move up or down grade levels?
I have a B.S. in Biochem and Molecular Bio, but after messing around as a bench tech for a while and then substituting at elementary schools, I found I was so much happier teaching then spending hours alone in a lab. Never expected it. So I've substituted mainly K-4 for over a year now (with high praise from the staff), and a few times in Jr. High. I've also done a lot of one-on-one work as a paraprofessional for kids who require accommodations. Physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, behavioral disorders, etc. The Problem: I'm qualified to teach gr. 7-12 full time right now, but in order to teach 6 or lower I need to complete most of a masters program before I can even get initial (or preliminary) licensure. I'd be willing to teach Jr. High for a couple years, but I suspect I would be happier in the long run as an Elementary teacher. [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE at 2:42 PM - 6 answers

Help Me Level Up My Tech Credentials
I'm a self-taught web applications programmer/sysadmin. How can I make myself more attractive to prospective employers? What certs/education should I pursue? [more inside]
posted by signsofrain at 12:56 PM - 2 answers

US credit score shenanigans
Non-American working in the US for 3 months, then returning to the US a year or two later. I want to use this 2 year gap to build a US credit score. How can I make this work? [more inside]
posted by Ashlyth at 2:59 AM - 7 answers

September 14

How to prudently withdraw invested money?
I am looking for guidance on how to go about withdrawing from investment accounts well before retirement. I know the generic advice is that you should be steadily socking away your retirement savings, not spending it, but I need access to cash at the moment. If you can direct me to resources (web articles, books, etc.) on the wisest course to follow when cashing out investments, I would love to hear about them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:57 PM - 6 answers

How do I get a (creative) job in gaming in Las Vegas with 0 experience?
I am moving to Las Vegas before the end of the year, and I'm looking for work. I'm a cartoonist/illustrator/visual story teller. I've applied for a few casino, and mobile gaming jobs, but have had no luck so far. I suspect that one of the primary sticking points is that I don't have industry experience, which is a qualification on every posting. I have spent most of my professional life in the production side of art, and now I'm trying to move into a more creative area. There are similar aspects, but it's not a 1:1 parallel. Is there a way to get this kind of experience, or comparable experience I might already have?
posted by hanzoschmanzo at 1:21 PM - 4 answers

September 13

Should I cash out my golden ticket?
My home is worth at least 2x my mortgage. Should I sell or hold on? [more inside]
posted by momochan at 3:00 PM - 20 answers

Trade Shows
How do you find trade show events? [more inside]
posted by jellyjam at 1:42 PM - 3 answers

Best Australia bank/credit union?
Me and my partner are spending October through March on a working holiday in Australia. Our goal is to save money to bring back to the USA with us. What should we know about banking in Australia? How will we go about getting our money back into our US credit union while minimizing loss due to fees & exchange rates?
posted by aniola at 1:04 PM - 5 answers

Learning Programming Intensively != Intensive Bootcamp
How would you run the cost-benefit analysis of learning to program on one's own versus completing a programming bootcamp? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish at 9:18 AM - 6 answers

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