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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...
  • 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...
  • Guidance on career choice that you can take to heart

    DEAR JOYCE: Your quoting of author Michael Korda about achieving success hit home with my 18-year-old son, whom I'm trying to help plan head. Do you have general suggestions about the process of choosing a career for someone his age? -- B.E.F. Read the...
  • Latest news on resumes and cover letters

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm hoping to make a new career move this year. I heard that resumes are dead. Is this true? I don't want to waste my time writing one if that's the case. -- G.K. Resumes are alive and well for now. But you don't have to take my word for it:...
  • Job boards are alive and kicking

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm starting to look for a job and recently read that job boards are on the way out. True? Should I spend time on them? -- M.C.L. Not true. And, yes, certainly include job boards in your search. While general and niche job boards are no...
  • Read federal job announcements thoroughly

    DEAR JOYCE: Recently you said you think this is a good time to apply for federal jobs despite the sequestration. But I've submitted my application several times with zero success. What am I doing wrong? -- C.H. I can't pinpoint what's keeping you out...
  • Paying interns: It's the smart choice

    DEAR JOYCE: My son begins his senior year of a four-year college this fall. I'm a single mom, and it's been a struggle. Although he has worked at a series of minimum-wage jobs, my son still has big student loans to pay off. His college adviser wants him...
  • Victory over vampires: handling bad-news people at work

    DEAR JOYCE: My new job is a grinder. Long hours and stressful new responsibilities were to be expected, but not the verbal blasts that I'm getting hit with almost daily from three co-workers who I have neither harmed nor disrespected. Quite the opposite,...
  • 13 Unlucky factors threatening your job security

    DEAR JOYCE: Things aren't going so well at the company where I work, and I worry that there's trouble ahead for my department. I seem to recall that you once cited signs of trouble ahead for one's continued employment in his or her job. It was good...
  • Get more with less work, better thinking

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm an auto-service writer and have been a hard worker all my life, always going the extra step and getting along well with co-workers. I thought I was in line for the service manager's job, but last week the company brought in someone else...
  • 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...