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Joyce Lain Kennedy

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  • Choosing a college major

    DEAR JOYCE: First in my family to attend college, I'll soon finish my freshman year. Big problem: I have no idea what major to choose. My school's popular homecoming queen suggests her major as a good choice. Maybe, but maybe not. Beyond speaking to a...
  • Big bucks in at-home direct sales: true or false?

    DEAR JOYCE: Recently I watched a video in which a homemaker claimed she uses social media and a team of 200 other moms to earn an annual six-figure income by selling products directly to customers at home parties. I'm interested. Could this business money...
  • A business degree can stretch technology career

    DEAR JOYCE: My daughter, who will be a college sophomore this year, says she hopes to become a software engineer. After that, say a few years down the road, a friend recommends that my daughter consider pursuing an MBA. Another friend strongly disagrees,...
  • Is a small company your best bet?

    DEAR JOYCE: With 28 years of solid work experience, I thought my career was set for life. Apparently not. Lately I've been reading about the blitz of hiring technologies, such as big data, predictive analytics, talent metrics and other bleeding-edge stuff...
  • Think before you take the leap

    DEAR JOYCE: I have a good track record in advertising products and am now interviewing with potential employers. One company wants me to a "trial assignment" for free, providing details on how I would launch their new product. I'm wondering if I'm...
  • Be a champ survivor

    DEAR JOYCE: My dad is 61 and terrified that he's going to lose his job to a younger person. I want to help but don't know what to say to him. -- T.D. Help dad find a solid career counselor who's been around the track a few years and can reinforce the...
  • Negotiate salary for fatter paychecks

    DEAR JOYCE: The good news is I received the job offer I'd hoped for; the bad news is I was so excited my alarm bells didn't go off when the hiring manager said, "Your background fits the job perfectly, but we can't pay the increase you likely are...
  • Frustrated with your job search? Try this.

    DEAR JOYCE: When I was a high-school drop-out, I stumbled around with minimum-wage jobs but finally got the message. I kept working and took classes at night, online, finally getting my diploma. Then I enrolled in a community college and took many more...
  • Are company dress codes old hat?

    DEAR JOYCE: Is it advisable to dress up for a job interview? Or does doing so make you look out of date with the times? -- V.O. My most important tip: Present yourself as one of the tribe. Image is a subtle way of repositioning you from clueless outsider...
  • Who says you can't find good job after 50?

    DEAR JOYCE: At 61, I'm out of gas in a fruitless job search despite good experience and skills. If others have solved this problem, how did they do it? -- H.H. They understood that unhappiness does not sell! Even if you don't really have the newly...
  • 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-...