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  • 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...
  • When your resume sinks like a rock

    DEAR JOYCE: After sending in a dozen or more online job applications with resumes, I haven't heard back from any of them, with the exception of a few emails confirming that my application was received. Can you give me a few clues to get better results? --...
  • 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...
  • Must you share private passwords with employer?

    DEAR JOYCE: Can my employer require me to give him my usernames and passwords for my personal social media accounts or not? -- S.G. The answer depends on where you live. Twelve states have recently put laws on the books that make it illegal for employers...
  • Drop excess weight on resume

    DEAR JOYCE: My teacher discussed information to include in a resume, but what about things to leave out? -- S.S.T. Opinions vary on what a job seeker should skip when preparing a resume. Here's my take: 1) Empty objective. An empty objective is one that...
  • When your career start disappoints

    DEAR JOYCE: After preparing to be an audiologist, on my first job I found out the work my major prepared me to do isn't for me. I know, I know -- I should have looked into it more thoroughly, but I didn't. Now what? -- J.T. Your experience isn't uncommon...
  • 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...
  • Women: Create your own stiletto network

    DEAR JOYCE: When I, a woman, tried to run for local public office, I found out that it's still an old boy's club. Have you ever heard of an all-woman political group? -- B.D. You could start one. A new book will be out this month that gives you a plan:...
  • 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...
  • Five tips to save your resume from death by computer eyes

    A resume revolution is here. Driven by technology in large and small companies across America, automated applicant tracking systems (ATS) use computer software to not only read but judge resumes. Why? To save employers time and recruiting costs. ATS...