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  • 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....
  • Is your 2015 resume overweight? Probably

    DEAR JOYCE: I haven't revised my resume lately and I may want to change jobs next year. Suggestions? -- C.L. Paraphrasing the great American author and humorist Mark Twain, there are basically two types of job seekers: candidates who present short...
  • Enduring career advice for 2015 and beyond

    DEAR JOYCE: My brother mentioned a list of general success tips you occasionally refresh and present at the end of a year. Can you do so now? I want to get every dime's worth of career value from my education -- J.W. Here are 10 key guidelines for...
  • How to get free job advice December 29-30 only

    DEAR READERS: Mark your calendars for December 29 and 30 if you want to consult with a professional job search coach for free. These are the dates of the 29th annual job-search call-in to Chicago-based pros at global outplacement consultancy Challenger,...
  • When dreams clash with reality, now what?

    DEAR JOYCE: As 2015 nears, I m unsure what I should do about my future. After a job paying more than $55,000 when the start-up folded, I grabbed a temp hourly-paid job. It timed out. Another temp firm has openings but living by starts and stops isn't what...
  • Want fed job outside Washington? Jump on this welcome news

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a 58-year-old professional with a master's and some teaching experience. Healthy, capable, intelligent and in fine physical shape, I'm ready to move on and am thinking about seeking a federal job. But there's no way I will pull up stakes...
  • Video cover letters: good or bad idea?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have your book about cover letters but you didn't mention video cover letters. Why not? What are your thoughts about video cover letters? -- P.J. I wrote the last edition of my cover letters book prior to the explosion of online hype posted...
  • Cheers! 2015 shifts power to candidate-driven job market

    DEAR JOYCE: Several weeks ago I turned down a job that I've reconsidered and now want. Is it probably too late to recontact the employer and reopen negotiations? -- C.G. Give it a go. The job you rejected may not yet be filled. The news is good for...
  • How many job holidays will you get in 2015?

    DEAR JOYCE: My wife receives only three job holidays off each year, but I get six. We work for different, but similarly-sized companies. Are major differences common? What's the deal? -- P.P.M. Your wife is getting the short end of the holidays stick....
  • New and old job ways to get jobs in secret

    DEAR JOYCE: As the new year approaches, I keep thinking about improving my job compensation and security. I don't want to be fired -- I have to keep my search under wraps. Suggestions? -- K.O. A silent job search, for many reasons, is tough to execute...