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  • One word for job offer: Negotiate!

    DEAR JOYCE: This week I received a hiring offer including compensation for a job I didn't seek. (Yes, I'm experienced in a high-demand field and in my 30s.) Because I've been in my current position less than a year, I said thanks but no thanks. Second...
  • Functional resume can facilitate career change

    DEAR JOYCE: I have a bachelor's degree in business management and work as the office manager for a nonprofit organization in the northeast. Age 43, I would like to make a career change to human resource management at a company that's located in a warmer...
  • Can awesome technology really get you hired for better jobs?

    DEAR JOYCE: I returned to the working world last year after a decade of staying at home raising young children. My junior-level job is OK, but I really want something more challenging with more pay. Today's job market technology has me hopelessly...
  • 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...
  • What's best: Vote for your favorite career sites

    The Golden Globes are behind us and the Academy Awards lie ahead, which brings me to this question: Which websites would you like to see walk away winners in the About.com Job Search Readers' Choice Awards 2013? Alison Doyle, About.com's job searching...
  • Hey, Bub, what's a career hub?

    DEAR JOYCE: Lately I've seen a reference to "career hubs." Are they different than "job boards?" I looked up the term but I'm still not sure what it means. -- C.A. A career hub includes a job board. That's the gospel from authentic search expert Jeff...
  • Choice: College or entrepreneurship?

    DEAR JOYCE: At 23, I have 10 college credits after off-and-on study for four years. During that time, I have worked at several part-time jobs, including a retail computer repair business. My parents want me to go back to college full time, saying that...
  • Keeping undercover search in the dark

    DEAR JOYCE: After sweating through nearly four years of a stressful job, I can hardly wait to leave it. My concern is financial. I can't afford to be fired for looking around, which is what would happen. What can I do to keep news of my job search...
  • Show the best you from day one

    DEAR JOYCE: Looking back, I got off on the wrong foot in my last job. I'm starting a new position next week and will try hard to set the right tone immediately. One thing I've learned: It's a mistake to become too quickly associated with a particular...
  • Contract jobs: Can you bug out early?

    DEAR JOYCE: I took on contract work because I have bills to pay and haven't yet been able to make a full-time connection in my field. Am I likely to get a bad rap if I quit early or is pursuing self-interest expected as part of contract life? -- V.R....
  • Best sports careers for non-players

    DEAR JOYCE: My 18-year-old sister is never going to qualify for pro baseball but she's a rabid fan and won't consider looking in other places for her career. She starts community college this year, and as her older brother, I keep telling her she better...