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  • 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,...
  • Twelve irrepressible technologies now reinventing your life and work

    DEAR JOYCE: What does your experience and research suggest is the future of our jobs and career choices? -- E.W. Technology and more technology! In this digital-everything world, galloping change is invading a wide swath of professions and industries. A...
  • Is 47 too old to begin again?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am 47 and weighing the idea of returning to college to earn a degree in law. At my age, am I wasting my time and/or money? -- T.T. In this atmosphere of encouragement -- when "70 is the new 50" -- the politically correct answer is,...
  • Resumes are changing: Are you ready?

    DEAR JOYCE: Have you heard of an "infographic" resume? What's different about it and a traditional resume? -- J.A.L. The infographic (IG) format is visual pep tonic to a text-only statement of a job seeker's qualifications for employment. Originally...
  • Will your next career change light brighter horizons?

    DEAR JOYCE: After 15 years of holding good jobs with top compensation in the fields of technology and data analytics, I'm ready to move on to another line of work. Unsatisfied with my career life, I've been thinking about doing something that matters more...
  • Do this before grabbing job from 'best places' list

    DEAR JOYCE: As I recall, you suggested using such websites as Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com to check out various lists of "Best Places to Work," which are compiled by employees' ratings of their employer. Well, I did. And I found out that my job working...
  • Finding your best career when you don't know what's out there

    DEAR JOYCE: At 26, I have no career direction and no job. My degree is from a small, obscure liberal arts college. I was a good student and have positive job references. My parents refuse to foot any more bills for graduate study. Career-wise, I seem to...
  • Great tip to win serial interview challenge

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a manager trying to change industries. I survived a gauntlet of several interviews at the same company only to lose in the end to a candidate younger than me by a decade. If it's not the age differential, what might I be doing better to...