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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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • New: Your free personal website can boost career success

    DEAR JOYCE: I've heard about personal websites being used as a job search tool. Is this really a good idea? -- K.K. Short answer: yes. Longer answer: yes, if it doesn't cost you a fee to construct the site, if you aren't billed a monthly fee to keep...
  • So you want to try freelance writing

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm taking early retirement and would like to look into freelance writing. Suggestions? -- J.D. Your ever-popular question of how to become a freelance writer is being answered by an expanding universe of websites. But let's get personal...