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Joyce Lain Kennedy

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  • Office politics: clues to winning with loser

    DEAR JOYCE: Every day I wake up wondering how to commit mayhem without going to jail. That's because an obnoxious co-worker has made my life a living nightmare for the past several months. Clearly this loser sees me as a competitor for the next promotion....
  • 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....
  • How young must you be to get hired?

    DEAR JOYCE: A friend advises me to shave a few years off my resume to beat ageism and get hired. What are the chances my age shaving will be revealed by a background check? -- No Initials. Most employers run a Social Security Number scan to verify...
  • Career launch: Breaking through the choke point

    DEAR JOYCE: I graduated with top grades from a little known college in a small Southern city I hope never to see again. Despite my excellent academic record and successful summer jobs, I am offered only low-end employment in places with "no exit" signs...
  • Calling all techies: See top trending tech jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: Am in my early 20s and have been working as tech support for four years. Now I am ready to commit to formal study to become a technology professional. I'll be doing informational interviews to help me choose specific specializations. Where can...
  • What to say when you can't say anything nice about a boss

    DEAR JOYCE: The former boss who fired me was such a snakehead I would choke if I had to say anything good about him. Why can't I just tell the truth about why I left: "Personality conflict with my manager?" What's wrong with that? - C.J. You jest --...
  • New job offer? Hold the phone: points to consider

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm ambitious and ready to move up while the job market is the best it's been in six years. Advice on making a good decision when I do get a job offer? -- I.L. A job offer is a pat on the back, making you feel special, valued, successful,...
  • Twelve irrepressible technologies now reinventing your life and work

    DEAR JOYCE: What does your experience and research suggest is the future of our jobs and career choices? -- E.W. Technology and more technology! In this digital-everything world, galloping change is invading a wide swath of professions and industries. A...
  • Is 47 too old to begin again?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am 47 and weighing the idea of returning to college to earn a degree in law. At my age, am I wasting my time and/or money? -- T.T. In this atmosphere of encouragement -- when "70 is the new 50" -- the politically correct answer is,...
  • Resumes are changing: Are you ready?

    DEAR JOYCE: Have you heard of an "infographic" resume? What's different about it and a traditional resume? -- J.A.L. The infographic (IG) format is visual pep tonic to a text-only statement of a job seeker's qualifications for employment. Originally...
  • Will your next career change light brighter horizons?

    DEAR JOYCE: After 15 years of holding good jobs with top compensation in the fields of technology and data analytics, I'm ready to move on to another line of work. Unsatisfied with my career life, I've been thinking about doing something that matters more...