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Joyce Lain Kennedy

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  • Become big fish in small pond or little fish in big sea?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'll be a liberal arts grad this June, and I'm scouting jobs. Through networking I have tentatively received two attractive offers: one from a fairly large company that doesn't have a famous name and the other from a better known medium-...
  • Technology careers: old losers, new winners

    DEAR JOYCE: My tech-minded son enters a four-year college this year and plans to major in information technology. Fine! But he says he will be happy when he gets his degree and is done with school. Despite my repeated explanations to the contrary, my son...
  • Employer delivers lesser job than you accepted: Can you sue?

    DEAR JOYCE: I started my supposedly professional job six months ago and, from day one, it was a disappointment compared to what I had been led to expect before I became an employee. What can I do at this point, other than resign? Do I have legal recourse,...
  • Great idea that likely will waste your time

    DEAR JOYCE: I've heard that the best time to find a good job is when it's in the embryonic stage. That's the period when the company is trying to solve a problem or fill a need, and before the job has been defined, posted or referred to a recruiter....
  • Don't beat yourself up when job interviewer just doesn't like you

    DEAR JOYCE: I recently graduated with a business degree, and I keep reading and hearing about today's great job market (other than Wall Street's dip in hiring). I'm qualified for a junior professional position, but there seems to be a misfire. Although I...
  • Make time gaps in resume work for you

    DEAR JOYCE: My employer allowed me to resign, but actually I was let go for too many early leaves and absences. I had a good reason to be gone so much: An only child, I was visiting my desperately ill mother in a hospital and overseeing her later home...
  • 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...