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jenab

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Technical Writing/Training Design and Development

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General > Career Advice

Looking for advice regarding my web design / development career path

Look into usability/UI and the related (but different) field of accessibility and assistive technology.

Both require a solid understanding of coding but not necessarily ...

7 months ago
General > Career Advice

Should I relocate in hopes of finding a job?

Don't relocate without first having a job, unless you have plenty of savings to live off, and have a support network of friends and family in that area. Relocating is expensive ...

7 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is it a silly idea to become PMP certified with no recent project manager experience?

[QUOTE who="Lightingbird in Saint Louis, Missouri"] So I was thinking of redirecting my efforts and finally getting PMP certified. So here is my question. Is it foolish to ...

7 months ago
General > Career Advice

Employment Gap

[QUOTE who="Indie_One in Wichita, Kansas"]What do you tell employers when they ask “what have you been doing since your last job”?[/QUOTE]

Something ...

8 months ago
General > Resume Tips

Desired location in resume

[QUOTE who="Jonathan in Bossier City, Louisiana"]Hello, I have a quick question about putting a desired location in a resume. I really want to move to a particular area ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Also...

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"]I have another creep story.

Do you know the I-5 Killer, Randy Woodfield? Back in my day a couple of parties I went to ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Also...

[QUOTE who="inlimbo in Redmond, Oregon"]Don't do that it makes a person reluctant to leave the house. Go for the free food and drink.[/QUOTE]

Agreed. And when you ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Also...

[QUOTE who="Jobseeker"]Whaddya do when all the job search stress you've gathered up over time, ends up having folks bark "You need to change your attitude." etc ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

What gets me, is...

[QUOTE who="Jobseeker"]But aren't WE supposed to be asking questions that would eliminate our want of the position?? Who can afford to do that though?? Considering I ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is it possible to have one's skills deteriorate WHILE BEING EMPLOYED?

[QUOTE who="Jeff in Crofton, Maryland"]AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! YOU USED THE 'T' WORD!!![/QUOTE]

Or as corporate bingo now likes to call it, "enablement"

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is it possible to have one's skills deteriorate WHILE BEING EMPLOYED?

[QUOTE who="Johnny Cranappleseed in Abington, Pennsylvania"] How does one present such a degree of underutilization on their resume? The manager is condescending to boot ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Catfish was on to something!

[QUOTE who="inlimbo in Redmond, Oregon"]Not my field and part time. I know we all were talking about in a different thread about phone interviews. The initial phone ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Resume - Can I have both a Profile and Objective?

[QUOTE who="Cas in Herndon, Virginia"]I need to update my resume, previously i had written summary of qualifications i am being told that employers prefer Profiles to ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Should I be a bit more pushy or should I be more patient?

[QUOTE who="captaincrash4 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom"] Now as of Monday coming it will be 1 week since I emailed them and I have not had a reply. Should I email them ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

if I get hired as a perm and I start working before my temp job starts in january

[QUOTE who="unemployed princess"]Good idea. I want to keep all my options on the table. But if I have to reject I want to come acrosd as professional. [/QUOTE]

The ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

if I get hired as a perm and I start working before my temp job starts in january

[QUOTE who="unemployed princess"]Should I call the employer and temp service or do I wait for them to call me? I have a job interview that offers a permanet job with ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Interview with uninterested and rude CEO

[QUOTE who="Mark in Long Beach, California"]What bothers me, is that he started behaving like that from as soon as he got in the room, so I believe it was not my fault ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

recruiters

[QUOTE who="Joe G in Monticello, New York"]I don't bother with recruiters unless I know I'm a perfect match and it's something I want.[/QUOTE]

I don't respond to ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Should I ask my boss give me another title?

[QUOTE who="Need New Job in Chicago, Illinois"]This whole exchange reminds me of why I hate hiring in PhDs. Some (not all) have a real sense of entitlement. [/QUOTE]

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Should I ask my boss give me another title?

[QUOTE who="king2004s in Irvine, California"]@Jenab
Do you realize that 95% with any level of Professor titles have PhDs?
This is very common in any ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Should I ask my boss give me another title?

[QUOTE who="king2004s in Irvine, California"]The title is "associate engineer".

To be honest, I am at "associate level" compare with other ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Recruiters = BATE AND SWITCH?

[QUOTE who="JohnDoeHemmingWay in New York, New York"]AMAZING!! I just took the time to talk to a recruiter. I think he pulled a bate and switch on me! He claims this ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Career Advise For Someone Who Wants To Become A Software Developer Profressional

[QUOTE who="Sody15 in Weedsport, New York"]That's encouraging to hear. I do know HTML and CSS fairly well (took a web design course in college). I guess I just figured ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is it worth stopping looking for a job and starting my own business?

[QUOTE who="Billy in Reading, United Kingdom"]Do you have any advise or experience that can help? Is it worth me slowing down my efforts in finding a job, when I would ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Thank you for a phone interview

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Phone interviews are for thinning out the herd. "What are you looking for in terms of salary?" is the key question. There is ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Career Advise For Someone Who Wants To Become A Software Developer Profressional

[QUOTE who="Sody15 in Chantilly, Virginia"]Not many people I talk to really understand how difficult it is to start from scratch and quickly become a proficient programmer ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Would job seekers and business owners benefit from an online/mobile "video business card" directory?

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Have you done a HireVue presentation yet? I haven't but I have heard from others that this is a new low in the hiring process. LOL![/QUOTE ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Career Advise For Someone Who Wants To Become A Software Developer Profressional

[QUOTE who="Sody15 in Weedsport, New York"]I'm now really close to releasing my first fully-featured app on Apple's App Store. My main reason for creating the app was for ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Getting interviews but not offers

[QUOTE who="Julie in Boston, Massachusetts"]really? so is sending a thank-you a no-no? overkill? i have never sent one, only follow-up emails with a recruiter, so i'm just ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Thank you for a phone interview

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I never have. The phone interview is usually a company shopping for price.[/QUOTE]

Bluetea and I usually disagree about thank you ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Would job seekers and business owners benefit from an online/mobile "video business card" directory?

[QUOTE who="kelraie in Gastonia, North Carolina"]We all write CVs, have LinkedIn profiles and setup websites for our businesses. But being able to look someone in the eye ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

Coping with being unemployed...

[QUOTE who="tiffany34 in Corpus Christi, Texas"] I have been unemployed for 2 years!! I have been searching, applying online, going to interviews, rewriting my resume ...

8 months ago
General > Career Advice

It's illogical to say ACA (ObamaCare) hurts the job market!

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Anyone who can navigate a stripper pole, like you do, at your age, gets our utmost respect. Yah! You betcha!

No need to mention the ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

It's illogical to say ACA (ObamaCare) hurts the job market!

[QUOTE who="inlimbo in Redmond, Oregon"]Me too. We all want to live vicariously through your job. Sad as that sounds.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="John in MD in Catonsville, Maryland"]Do you really want her to go back to channeling Beth ... QUOTE]

Oh, that's just mean, John. :)

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]I worked at a bank where women were not allowed to wear shoes without a back strap. They said it was a safety issue.

If one director ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]"Get a job ya bum!"

I am channeling my father again.[/QUOTE]

Change that channel, hon.

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Who changes their underwear while they are unemployed?

Another bad thing about becoming re-employed is having to wear real shoes again ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"] I had nightmares last night. I was late on my first day on the job. I messed everything up and they told me to go home and ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="Unhappilyunemployed in Pennsylvania"]They say you should keep record, but I seriously doubt they have the manpower and funding to go around auditing unemployed ...

9 months ago
General > Job Interviews

How does Temp Agency work?

[QUOTE who="Jperalta"]Hello, and happy turkey day. I'm working as a temp right now, the office were I work at might need to shut down. What happens if I'm a temp when the ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

It's illogical to say ACA (ObamaCare) hurts the job market!

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"]It would be cool…I'm thankful I finally got a job, even if it is part time! I'm nervous…I'm going to be leaving ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

It's illogical to say ACA (ObamaCare) hurts the job market!

[QUOTE who="ThomasN005 in Washington, District of Columbia"]ObamaCare is the right thing to do. Now, evil employers try to blackmail the working class and the gov't with ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Curious if this happens to you

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Very common; agencies, schools, work-from-home scams, etc. Even the unemployed are a potential market.

Get a separate email that you ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Charging for freelance?

Calculating takes a bit of reverse engineering.

Do a search on Minimum Acceptable Rate (MAR) and how to figure it.

It needs to be based on direct and indirect ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Is this normal?

[QUOTE who="findjob in North Carolina"]Thank you everyone for your encouragement. I just want to make sure I'm making the best decision for me and my career. I think I'm ...

9 months ago
General > Job Interviews

Whats your preference: well defined/structured or less structured/full of changes position?

[QUOTE who="blueswing in Calgary, Alberta"]Is there a "right" answer for this kind of question? I was given this question during a failed interview last week ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Coping with being unemployed...

[QUOTE who="catfish503 in portland, Oregon"]My sister moved to Texas about 15 years ago. She tries to have a "Texas accent", but coming from someone who's a ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Coping with being unemployed...

[QUOTE who="Bluetea in Texas"]Maybe it was just me but when I came to Texas, everything seemed to be quoted in Biblical time: First thing in the morning, Early next week ...

9 months ago
General > Career Advice

Coping with being unemployed...

[QUOTE who="Better.luck.next.time in Albany, New York"]In my last company, they simply seemed oblivious to the importance of training people. The boss just always thought ...

9 months ago

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