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  • Hard skills critical for hiring, soft skills seal the deal

    DEAR JOYCE: I keep reading about the importance of hard skills. What about soft skills? Aren't they wanted as well? -- D.P. Hard skills get you a job; soft skills get you a career. A typical employer heads straight for a job seeker's hard skills --...
  • Bring it! A sunny attitude can get you hired

    DEAR JOYCE: After graduating from high school this year -- with only a few part-time jobs under my belt -- I am looking for almost any decent job I can get. But I have no real experience. Help! -- H.J.S. Attitude counts heavily when you're looking up a...
  • Six keys to writing extraordinary resumes

    Dear Joyce: My husband is looking for a job for the first time in more than 10 years. I've read a lot of articles about resume writing and things seem to have changed. What do you think are the very most important things to know about writing resumes in...
  • How do you take your coffee? With a college degree, please

    DEAR JOYCE: After hearing about the big employee scholarship program Starbucks is offering to employees, I'm surprised to note critics of the program. Why is that? -- S.E.J. The Starbucks effort is the splashiest bachelor's degree employer tuition...
  • Shocker: Are job postings really coming to an end?

    Dear Joyce: My 22-year-old nephew told me that job postings are biting the dust -- going dead as a dodo bird. How can that be true? How can people find jobs? -- A.T. Online shoe retailer Zappos has recently declared the end to job postings -- the...
  • How to phone your way into a job

    Dear Joyce: Getting past gatekeepers to speak to a hiring decision-maker is extremely difficult in these times of screeners and voicemail. Any suggestions? -- P.S.L. Start with a charm offensive on every gatekeeper you encounter. Imagine gatekeepers as...
  • Go for top student dollars in aid and internships

    DEAR JOYCE: I would like to go to graduate school but the vision of racking up thousands and thousands of dollars from day one of grad school --instead of after graduation -- is scary. Ideas? -- S.G. Yes, graduate degree debt is scary, but do check the...
  • Quality research is your key to best career and job moves

    DEAR JOYCE: In times being radically reshaped every day, how can anyone sustain a rewarding work life? How do we know a good job we have today won't vanish tomorrow? -- D.E. While there's no failsafe formula for finding a satisfying and well-paying job...
  • Are robots lining up to snatch your job? Maybe

    DEAR JOYCE: My daughter and son are in high school and it will soon be time for them to anticipate their future careers. What are some of tomorrow's good jobs and which ones are likely to hit the dustbin? -- P.H. As technology continues to fire away at...
  • Ouch! When quitting job can backfire in new hunt, do this

    DEAR JOYCE: Eight months ago I walked away from a $24-an- hour job because of a real jerk of a supervisor, -- younger than me -- who constantly wrote me up for the same things his younger pals regularly got away with. No justice! On applications for...
  • High stakes: sign non-compete contract, or keep looking?

    DEAR JOYCE: I want to change jobs but apparently I can't. When I came here, I signed a non-compete contract and apparently I'm stuck. I don't want to be kept off the market for a year or more or be sued. Advice? -- S.F. Non-compete agreements protect...