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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...
  • Finding your best career when you don't know what's out there

    DEAR JOYCE: At 26, I have no career direction and no job. My degree is from a small, obscure liberal arts college. I was a good student and have positive job references. My parents refuse to foot any more bills for graduate study. Career-wise, I seem to...
  • Great tip to win serial interview challenge

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a manager trying to change industries. I survived a gauntlet of several interviews at the same company only to lose in the end to a candidate younger than me by a decade. If it's not the age differential, what might I be doing better to...
  • Five quick tips for smart social media job search

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm gagging on a job I've had for way too long, but can't afford to get axed if my employer finds out I'm looking and dumps me (believe me, he would!). Do you have suggestions for safely using social media to job hunt? -- No Initials. -- 1)...
  • When it's not your fault that you've had too many jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: I've hit a rough patch during the past several years due to three different jobs disappearing (companies closed down) and a layoff from a still ailing firm. I'm young (34) but haven't been able to connect with a new opportunity. Employers must...
  • Hooray! Job market brightens for new college grads

    DEAR JOYCE: I will graduate in May from a state college and launch my career immediately. My college career center is understaffed. I know how hard it's been for recent graduates to get started and I wonder if you have any general suggestions? -- P.E....
  • Am I getting my fair share of paid time off?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have been employed by my company for five years. When recently meeting with friends, I was upset to learn that two of them, who have held their jobs for only a couple of years, are getting more vacation time than I am! Unfair! -- T.O.J. The...
  • Will online education replace college in 15-20 years?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm reading blogs insisting we won't need college in 15 or 20 years by replacing higher education's brick-and-mortar learning with online education tools. Yes? No? Maybe? And what are those tools? -- J.J.N. Soaring tuition costs and an...
  • Jerk boss? Build a reference package before bailing out

    DEAR JOYCE: My boss must have a mental problem. I dread going to work. A single example: In front of our whole office, she yells and calls me humiliating names that question my intelligence. Co-workers tell me she's been getting away with demeaning...
  • 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...