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  • Ouch! When quitting job can backfire in new hunt, do this

    DEAR JOYCE: Eight months ago I walked away from a $24-an- hour job because of a real jerk of a supervisor, -- younger than me -- who constantly wrote me up for the same things his younger pals regularly got away with. No justice! On applications for...
  • High stakes: sign non-compete contract, or keep looking?

    DEAR JOYCE: I want to change jobs but apparently I can't. When I came here, I signed a non-compete contract and apparently I'm stuck. I don't want to be kept off the market for a year or more or be sued. Advice? -- S.F. Non-compete agreements protect...
  • Stand up for yourself: Push co-worker to pull his weight

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm happy to share work assignments but I'm currently paired with a guy who seems content to let me stay late and do most of the heavy lifting in the monthly production reports. I dislike conflict and wind up saying nothing. How can I handle...
  • Six keys to writing extraordinary resumes

    Dear Joyce: My husband is looking for a job for the first time in more than 10 years. I've read a lot of articles about resume writing and things seem to have changed. What do you think are the very most important things to know about writing resumes in...
  • How to tune up a tired job

    DEAR JOYCE: I am no longer interested in my job. I once enjoyed the work but it's fizzled, becoming tedious and mind-numbing. Have others complained to you about this issue, and what did you recommend? -- K.B. Absolutely, yes, over the years I've heard...
  • 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...
  • Bring it! A sunny attitude can get you hired

    DEAR JOYCE: After graduating from high school this year -- with only a few part-time jobs under my belt -- I am looking for almost any decent job I can get. But I have no real experience. Help! -- H.J.S. Attitude counts heavily when you're looking up a...
  • Make a career fair pay off for you

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in the wind hoping to find one or more job connections at an upcoming career fair. Is a job fair the same thing? How effective are career fairs? -- S.T. The what: A job fair is a career fair is a career expo -- by any title, this...
  • Fresh tips and time-savers for executive job changers

    DEAR JOYCE: My sister is an executive at a mid-sized corporation. She's interested in moving on and up. But she's super busy. As a reference librarian, I'd like to give her a hand by recommending the best resources in job search. Has "Rites of Passage at...
  • New interview tips to take seriously

    DEAR JOYCE: I am in my mid-20s and terrified about interviewing for employment, whether in person or by video. I get the shakes every time I think about it. Is my next step to hire an interview coach? -- J.S.T. That's a good idea. Shop around. But first....