RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Joyce Lain Kennedy

A collection of news and information related to Joyce Lain Kennedy published by this site and its partners.

Top Joyce Lain Kennedy Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Kiss off your job? Kiss up first -- why it matters to your future

    DEAR JOYCE: Several years ago, in a hurry to move fast up the pay scale, I rushed to accept a job offer hundreds of miles away. I regret that move. Yesterday, I heard from a buddy who's doing well at my old workplace. He suggests that I boomerang, guided...
  • Who says professional tax work has to be ... well, taxing?

    DEAR JOYCE: Before I married, had three lovely children and stayed home to be a full-time mom, I worked as an accountant. I love numbers but have always wanted to be my own boss and make a higher income. Suggestions? -- P.J.J. Have you considered...
  • Is it smart or dumb to quit early, quit often?

    DEAR JOYCE: Now in my mid-20s, with degrees in business and computers, I've been in my job for two years. I did the math on salary websites: I'm underpaid for my talents. A friend tells me to change jobs frequently, that the best time to get a good job...
  • Skype job interviews: here's what you probably missed

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm surprised that a company I hadn't applied to wants to schedule an employment interview with me on Skype. I haven't used Skype to interview before. I don't know whether to say "yippee!" or "yipes!" Do you have any special tips? -- C.S....
  • Are online profiles bumping off resumes?

    DEAR JOYCE: I read that online profiles (such as those on LinkedIn.com) have replaced the need to prepare a resume. Agree? Disagree? -- L.B. Resumes -- especially resumes customized to the professional, managerial or executive job sought -- remain the...
  • Laid off? Read real-deal tips to land federal job

    DEAR JOYCE: Plummeting gas prices are helping many drivers, but not us! My husband lost his job as an oil rig derrick worker, forcing him to sign up for unemployment benefits. What else could he be doing to land a new job in case he's not called back soon...
  • Good news for 2015 college grads

    DEAR JOYCE: I'll get my IT degree in five months but have already been offered employment. I'd like to accept the position right now, but my dad suggests I wait to see if a better offer comes along. Your take? -- H.G. Surprise! After a long run of new...
  • So you want to try freelance writing

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm taking early retirement and would like to look into freelance writing. Suggestions? -- J.D. Your ever-popular question of how to become a freelance writer is being answered by an expanding universe of websites. But let's get personal...
  • New: Your free personal website can boost career success

    DEAR JOYCE: I've heard about personal websites being used as a job search tool. Is this really a good idea? -- K.K. Short answer: yes. Longer answer: yes, if it doesn't cost you a fee to construct the site, if you aren't billed a monthly fee to keep...
  • Think before falling for top recruiter fibs

    DEAR JOYCE: A recruiter sent me to an interview for a good job, which I didn't get. Asked why not, the recruiter merely said, "We found a better fit." What exactly does "better fit" mean? -- A.P. Who knows? The explanation is often an aphorism signifying...
  • Five fast tips to improve your resume today

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm rewriting my resume to look for a new employer. Help? -- C.J. I shared your popular request with two of the world's ace resume stars -- Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark. Together they operate the famous Resume Writing Academy (http://www....