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  • Fired and ill: How much to reveal?

    DEAR JOYCE: Shortly after being let go from my job early last year, I discovered I had cancer. I didn't work during treatment. Now my doctor says I'm cured and ready to return to work. How much should I say on my resume about the work gap? During my...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Revisiting credit reports for job-screening

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm caught in a catch-22! I can't pass a credit background check because I've been unemployed so long that I can't pay all my bills; I can't pay all my bills until I'm employed. How can I break out of this vicious circle? -- R.Y. Credit...
  • Imagine your resume springing to life

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a professional ready to make a move in the job market. My traditional resume is ready to go, but I've heard about adding a "presume," a creative resume alternative that jumps to life on a digital screen. Good idea? -- L.N. Yes....
  • Finding the courage to continue

    DEAR READERS: Rolling media coverage of superstorm Sandy's unbelievable dumping of death and destruction on the East Coast leave millions of people wondering what's ahead in their rebuilding future. Winston Churchill, the man who led England to victory...
  • Look out for phony job openings

    DEAR JOYCE: My son applied for a job listed on a well-known online job board. Anyone can place an open job on these platforms. He got an email back asking for lots of personal information and requiring him to jump through a bunch of online hoops. We...
  • Coming soon: 'Take your dog to work day'

    DEAR JOYCE: I asked my boss if I could bring my well-behaved dog to work on Friday, June 21, which is "Take Your Dog to Work Day." He growled at me. Any ideas to get him to change his mind? -- M.L.F. Dogs do good work for humans. Ten therapy dogs from...
  • Keep hunting for right job or take less?

    DEAR JOYCE: My very good job folded when the place where I was working closed. So I took a vacation. When I return, I'll have to start a job search, and jobs aren't as plentiful as they once were. I'm inclined to take the first employment offer that...
  • Best career advice for 2013

    DEAR READERS: Here's my annual best-advice column refreshed for 2013. DIG DIGITAL MOVES. Assuming you don't want to be left by the side of yesterday's road, update your computer-related job search skills. If you're a little shaky on computer, smartphone,...
  • New survey of how people get hired

    DEAR JOYCE: A few weeks ago, you wrote about a survey which concludes that a job seeker who arrives with a referral is vastly more likely to be hired than is a stranger. Are there other recent studies showing the most productive ways for job seekers to...