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  • Great idea that likely will waste your time

    DEAR JOYCE: I've heard that the best time to find a good job is when it's in the embryonic stage. That's the period when the company is trying to solve a problem or fill a need, and before the job has been defined, posted or referred to a recruiter....
  • Don't beat yourself up when job interviewer just doesn't like you

    DEAR JOYCE: I recently graduated with a business degree, and I keep reading and hearing about today's great job market (other than Wall Street's dip in hiring). I'm qualified for a junior professional position, but there seems to be a misfire. Although I...
  • Make time gaps in resume work for you

    DEAR JOYCE: My employer allowed me to resign, but actually I was let go for too many early leaves and absences. I had a good reason to be gone so much: An only child, I was visiting my desperately ill mother in a hospital and overseeing her later home...
  • Kiss off your job? Kiss up first -- why it matters to your future

    DEAR JOYCE: Several years ago, in a hurry to move fast up the pay scale, I rushed to accept a job offer hundreds of miles away. I regret that move. Yesterday, I heard from a buddy who's doing well at my old workplace. He suggests that I boomerang, guided...
  • Who says professional tax work has to be ... well, taxing?

    DEAR JOYCE: Before I married, had three lovely children and stayed home to be a full-time mom, I worked as an accountant. I love numbers but have always wanted to be my own boss and make a higher income. Suggestions? -- P.J.J. Have you considered...
  • Is it smart or dumb to quit early, quit often?

    DEAR JOYCE: Now in my mid-20s, with degrees in business and computers, I've been in my job for two years. I did the math on salary websites: I'm underpaid for my talents. A friend tells me to change jobs frequently, that the best time to get a good job...
  • Skype job interviews: here's what you probably missed

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm surprised that a company I hadn't applied to wants to schedule an employment interview with me on Skype. I haven't used Skype to interview before. I don't know whether to say "yippee!" or "yipes!" Do you have any special tips? -- C.S....
  • Are online profiles bumping off resumes?

    DEAR JOYCE: I read that online profiles (such as those on LinkedIn.com) have replaced the need to prepare a resume. Agree? Disagree? -- L.B. Resumes -- especially resumes customized to the professional, managerial or executive job sought -- remain the...
  • Laid off? Read real-deal tips to land federal job

    DEAR JOYCE: Plummeting gas prices are helping many drivers, but not us! My husband lost his job as an oil rig derrick worker, forcing him to sign up for unemployment benefits. What else could he be doing to land a new job in case he's not called back soon...
  • Good news for 2015 college grads

    DEAR JOYCE: I'll get my IT degree in five months but have already been offered employment. I'd like to accept the position right now, but my dad suggests I wait to see if a better offer comes along. Your take? -- H.G. Surprise! After a long run of new...
  • So you want to try freelance writing

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm taking early retirement and would like to look into freelance writing. Suggestions? -- J.D. Your ever-popular question of how to become a freelance writer is being answered by an expanding universe of websites. But let's get personal...