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  • How to be there for pal blindsided by job loss

    DEAR JOYCE: To his utter shock, last week my friend Ted suddenly lost his job of 23 years along with 14 others at his workplace. There were no warning signs. Ted is shell-shocked. He's always been a reliable, hard-working and likeable individual,...
  • What to do when office newbie's manners need a remake

    DEAR JOYCE: A June college graduate is grating on everyone's nerves. Big time! Among the young coworker's irritating actions: He eats lunch at his desk, stinking up the office, rather than eating it in the lunch room. He turns his cell phone ring way up,...
  • New: informational interviewing now moving online

    DEAR JOYCE: Have you heard about a slick new way job seekers can get inside a company and ask one of its recruiters or other employees some specific questions and get fast answers? Is this a great idea or what? -- J.G. This creative development is...
  • You need paper resumes to sell yourself, because?

    DEAR JOYCE: I've been told that paper resumes are antiques, like manual typewriters. I find that hard to buy. Don't you? -- C.J.S. Yes, and I don't buy it. While most employers in this wide digital world have switched to accepting digital resumes and...
  • Millennials rising: may top workforce troops in 2015

    DEAR JOYCE: At 23, I'm detailing cars to pay rent and eat. A high school graduate, I've been trying to find a job with a future but interviewers, mostly older, blow me off. Suggestions? -- D.A. Arming yourself with tech skills in a vocational program...
  • Interviews: Smoke out hidden concerns

    DEAR JOYCE: Using networking contacts, I have been able to arrange six job interviews in the last two weeks. Unfortunately, not one has led to a job offer. Obviously I need to improve something. Ideas? -- E.L.L. You could be blowing it in your...
  • How young must you be to get hired?

    DEAR JOYCE: A friend advises me to shave a few years off my resume to beat ageism and get hired. What are the chances my age shaving will be revealed by a background check? -- No Initials. Most employers run a Social Security Number scan to verify...
  • Career launch: Breaking through the choke point

    DEAR JOYCE: I graduated with top grades from a little known college in a small Southern city I hope never to see again. Despite my excellent academic record and successful summer jobs, I am offered only low-end employment in places with "no exit" signs...
  • Calling all techies: See top trending tech jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: Am in my early 20s and have been working as tech support for four years. Now I am ready to commit to formal study to become a technology professional. I'll be doing informational interviews to help me choose specific specializations. Where can...
  • What to say when you can't say anything nice about a boss

    DEAR JOYCE: The former boss who fired me was such a snakehead I would choke if I had to say anything good about him. Why can't I just tell the truth about why I left: "Personality conflict with my manager?" What's wrong with that? - C.J. You jest --...
  • New job offer? Hold the phone: points to consider

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm ambitious and ready to move up while the job market is the best it's been in six years. Advice on making a good decision when I do get a job offer? -- I.L. A job offer is a pat on the back, making you feel special, valued, successful,...