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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • When is a professional not a professional?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in my early 20s, a high school graduate and am now thinking about becoming a food nutrition consultant. But the cost and time required for a four-year college program worry me. A girlfriend mentioned an online six-month course offering...
  • Five quick tips for smart social media job search

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm gagging on a job I've had for way too long, but can't afford to get axed if my employer finds out I'm looking and dumps me (believe me, he would!). Do you have suggestions for safely using social media to job hunt? -- No Initials. -- 1)...
  • How well do you fit in the company culture?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am a good professional-level worker but can't seem to convince employers of my abilities, judging by being unemployed for four months. I have asked why I didn't get the job but most companies won't discuss the real reason, merely saying that...
  • Hope for fair starting pay? Top coach explains how to get it

    DEAR JOYCE: I am seeking a $40,000-a-year paralegal position to replace the one I lost when my firm was downsized. But when I apply online, many law firms request stating your last salary or your application or you won't be considered. I've had lawyers...
  • Five reasons to reject job offer

    DEAR JOYCE: My last two jobs were desperation moves and I quit each after less than a year. But I'm no kid and now am raising my second family. My problem: I've recently been offered a well paying job but my instinct tells me to pass. The executive...
  • Networking solutions when usual contacts disappoint

    DEAR JOYCE: After a successful 20-year career -- the last 15 in a management role -- I resigned a year ago to deal with a health issue. The company replaced me as soon as it could. I kicked off my search -- including networking -- for new employment...
  • Virtual reality job interviews coming: why it matters

    DEAR JOYCE: I bet a friend $10 that we will experience virtual reality job interviews within a few years -- maybe 2015. Your take? -- K.K. It's almost a certainty that virtual reality job interviewing will be upon us "soon," but you probably made the bet...
  • Tired job syndrome? Don't give up. Tune up!

    DEAR JOYCE: My professional job has bottomed out, becoming the sameo-sameo. How have others confronted the b-o-r-i-n-g issue and lived? - R.C. When they can, many people with tired-job syndrome find their way to new jobs and don't look back. When you'...
  • Yes, tech jobs are still golden, but...

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in my 20s and considering investing in education to pursue a high-tech career. Is this still a good choice in the U.S., considering the worldwide competition from workers who are paid less? What are some of the most desirable tech jobs? --...