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  • 10 tips to move from temp to regular hire

    DEAR JOYCE: Finally after working for a year as a temp, I'm getting interviews (screening and then selection) to be considered for a regular status position. I don't know the people doing the screening interviews, but the selection panel will be made up...
  • 10 Jobs well suited for military vets

    DEAR JOYCE: My son will be leaving the military soon so I was interested to see in your column that Walmart has announced plans to offer jobs to any recent veterans who want one and to hire more than 100,000 in the next five years. That's good news....
  • Breaking trend: mobile apps that find jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: Oh, the stories I could tell you about my 17-year-old daughter and her smartphone, but the too-familiar mishap of running it through the laundry isn't one of them. That's because she's on that phone all the time, talking and texting nonstop....
  • Should you pass up that job offer?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am ready to make a job move. But I'm waiting for the right offer. Of two possibilities in recent months, one job was too far away, and in the other, I didn't respect the executive who kept saying how awful the previous manager was. (I...
  • Five great questions to ask at interviews

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm hoping to move into the managerial ranks with my next job. After writing a book on job interviewing, I assume you know the best response when the interviewer asks me if I have any questions. -- V.C. Actually, the following fabulous...
  • New free online scorecard for college costs

    DEAR JOYCE: I am an employed dad with twin sons who are headed to college in 2015. Their mom already has a part-time job, but I think our family had better become very savvy about the real college costs, the best buys and the size of the future debt load....
  • Hot new career: commercial drone technologist

    DEAR JOYCE: My technically inclined son came home from high school yesterday and said that he's seriously interested in unmanned aerial vehicles as a career. His announcement caught non-techie me off guard. Opinion? -- L.T. Career forecasters are...
  • Younger boss and older worker

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm 54 and my boss is 27. As you may guess, with this experience and age differential, it isn't always a happy place to deal with. Should I keep my head down and avoid conflict or should I move on? -- J.O.M. Your next boss could be even...
  • The way you get hired is evolving

    DEAR JOYCE: Is being referred by an employee still the best way to get hired at a company? -- M.K.K. Yes, a candidate who arrives with a referral is three to four times more likely to be hired, but that's not the whole story. Mark Mehler and Gerry...
  • Fresh tip to keep your resume alive

    DEAR JOYCE: I have sent off many dozens of resumes responding to job ads and I haven't heard a peep back other than automated messages that my resume was received. You recently wrote about keywords (words employers use to identify skills, education,...
  • How to handle an irritating boss

    DEAR JOYCE: My boss, a confirmed buttinski, makes me crazy with his meddling personality. Yes, I'm good at my work, and no, my boss doesn't know what he's doing most of the time. I don't just quit and look for employment somewhere else because my commute'...