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Joyce Lain Kennedy

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  • When dreams clash with reality, now what?

    DEAR JOYCE: As 2015 nears, I m unsure what I should do about my future. After a job paying more than $55,000 when the start-up folded, I grabbed a temp hourly-paid job. It timed out. Another temp firm has openings but living by starts and stops isn't what...
  • How to get free job advice December 29-30 only

    DEAR READERS: Mark your calendars for December 29 and 30 if you want to consult with a professional job search coach for free. These are the dates of the 29th annual job-search call-in to Chicago-based pros at global outplacement consultancy Challenger,...
  • Enduring career advice for 2015 and beyond

    DEAR JOYCE: My brother mentioned a list of general success tips you occasionally refresh and present at the end of a year. Can you do so now? I want to get every dime's worth of career value from my education -- J.W. Here are 10 key guidelines for...
  • Is your 2015 resume overweight? Probably

    DEAR JOYCE: I haven't revised my resume lately and I may want to change jobs next year. Suggestions? -- C.L. Paraphrasing the great American author and humorist Mark Twain, there are basically two types of job seekers: candidates who present short...
  • Great answers for why you're ditching your current job

    DEAR JOYCE: When I'm in a job interview and asked why I want to change jobs, I never know exactly what to say, other than mutter a cliché like "to advance in my career." Better answer? -- P.V. You've got the right idea -- responding with a positive...
  • Oops! When social media blunders kill job offers

    Dear Joyce: After graduating this year with a pile of tuition debt, I've applied for employment at numerous companies. Nutshell: Zip! Any clues to why I'm not getting offers? -- D.V. A zillion things could be keeping you outside employment venues with...
  • New and old job ways to get jobs in secret

    DEAR JOYCE: As the new year approaches, I keep thinking about improving my job compensation and security. I don't want to be fired -- I have to keep my search under wraps. Suggestions? -- K.O. A silent job search, for many reasons, is tough to execute...
  • How many job holidays will you get in 2015?

    DEAR JOYCE: My wife receives only three job holidays off each year, but I get six. We work for different, but similarly-sized companies. Are major differences common? What's the deal? -- P.P.M. Your wife is getting the short end of the holidays stick....
  • Office politics: clues to winning with loser

    DEAR JOYCE: Every day I wake up wondering how to commit mayhem without going to jail. That's because an obnoxious co-worker has made my life a living nightmare for the past several months. Clearly this loser sees me as a competitor for the next promotion....
  • 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,...