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  • When is a professional not a professional?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in my early 20s, a high school graduate and am now thinking about becoming a food nutrition consultant. But the cost and time required for a four-year college program worry me. A girlfriend mentioned an online six-month course offering...
  • How well do you fit in the company culture?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am a good professional-level worker but can't seem to convince employers of my abilities, judging by being unemployed for four months. I have asked why I didn't get the job but most companies won't discuss the real reason, merely saying that...
  • Five reasons to reject job offer

    DEAR JOYCE: My last two jobs were desperation moves and I quit each after less than a year. But I'm no kid and now am raising my second family. My problem: I've recently been offered a well paying job but my instinct tells me to pass. The executive...
  • Hope for fair starting pay? Top coach explains how to get it

    DEAR JOYCE: I am seeking a $40,000-a-year paralegal position to replace the one I lost when my firm was downsized. But when I apply online, many law firms request stating your last salary or your application or you won't be considered. I've had lawyers...
  • Networking solutions when usual contacts disappoint

    DEAR JOYCE: After a successful 20-year career -- the last 15 in a management role -- I resigned a year ago to deal with a health issue. The company replaced me as soon as it could. I kicked off my search -- including networking -- for new employment...
  • Virtual reality job interviews coming: why it matters

    DEAR JOYCE: I bet a friend $10 that we will experience virtual reality job interviews within a few years -- maybe 2015. Your take? -- K.K. It's almost a certainty that virtual reality job interviewing will be upon us "soon," but you probably made the bet...
  • Flee or fight when job cut rumors rattle your company?

    DEAR JOYCE: My employer is alive with scary rumors of reduction and roll back. Management is unavailable, hiding out behind closed doors with a squad of consultants. Two 50ish professionals have been unceremoniously fired. Perhaps I should start...
  • Tired job syndrome? Don't give up. Tune up!

    DEAR JOYCE: My professional job has bottomed out, becoming the sameo-sameo. How have others confronted the b-o-r-i-n-g issue and lived? - R.C. When they can, many people with tired-job syndrome find their way to new jobs and don't look back. When you'...
  • Yes, tech jobs are still golden, but...

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in my 20s and considering investing in education to pursue a high-tech career. Is this still a good choice in the U.S., considering the worldwide competition from workers who are paid less? What are some of the most desirable tech jobs? --...
  • Jump on rejection recovery tip you never thought of

    DEAR JOYCE: In one of your books, you go into helpful detail about how to write "after-interview messages that are sales letters at heart." While I appreciate your helpful points and samples, you didn't mention the value of writing a thank-you letter...
  • Will you lose money with a liberal arts degree?

    DEAR JOYCE: Earlier this year you commented that earnings for liberal arts majors start off trailing most others after graduation but catch up about midcareer. I want to keep my options open by choosing liberal arts until I decide on a specific career...