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  • Can you guess how much recruiters earn?

    DEAR JOYCE: After working in product sales for nearly four years, a recruiter's offer of a job interview to my girlfriend has caused me to reevaluate my own sales career: I am more interested in people than things. Can you find out how much recruiters...
  • Mystery! After great interview, why employers don't call

    DEAR JOYCE: After a job interview, why do employers say they'll call and let you know the outcome -- and go silent? Don't they know how much we job seekers want to get on with our lives and want to know our fate as soon as possible? -- B.P. The reasons...
  • Five key tips for a successful career change

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm turning 40, I'm in finance and burned out on my job. I seem to remember that several years ago you quoted a line about men past 40 waking up nights, looking out over city lights, wondering where they went wrong --and getting a career itch....
  • When a job ad suggests only young workers need apply

    DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
  • Boss catch you job shopping? Three tips to avoid being fired

    DEAR JOYCE: I've been job hunting on the sneak for about two months. My boss, a take-no-prisoners type, fired two co-workers last year for the same thing. I thought I was in the clear but now I'm concerned that my intent has become suspect. What's best:...
  • How to win in tricky situations

    DEAR JOYCE: I work in a department of 10 women. For the most part, we all get along and our department has shown a profit for the past four years. Our manager is male and married. Last week he introduced our new "supervisor," a woman to whom we are...
  • Catch-22: You need second job to pay bills and the boss says no

    DEAR JOYCE: Our department head recently quizzed each of us about "other" jobs. We were told to get prior approval before starting any second job or business venture. What's more, the few raises we've received in the past few years are a joke. Can the...
  • When does a functional resume boost your resume? Or sink it?

    DEAR JOYCE: I want to find a new job in a different career field than the one I've worked in for l6 years. So far I've had no luck! I use a regular format (chronological placement of information) but a relative suggested I change it to a functional format...
  • The MBA: Boon, blah or burden?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have a bachelor's degree in computer science. After five years on my job, I am debating whether to pursue a master's in business administration degree. I ask because I've seen articles asserting that the MBA is a relic. What would I learn in...
  • Want small low-tech business? Here's a flowering new twist

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H. How are you...
  • Liberal arts: bright future or so yesterday?

    DEAR JOYCE: After graduating from high school, I worked for two years to save a little money and to make sure that I chose the best college major for my future. I was thinking about majoring in the humanities, but engineers and other professional grads...