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Joyce Lain Kennedy

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  • Can you bounce back to old job? Maybe

    DEAR JOYCE: A year ago I left a job I liked very much because I was offered an irresistible cash and stock deal. But I soon found out that the new company was all show and no go. Undercapitalized, it went down the tubes last week. Am I wasting my time...
  • 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:...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • References are a very big deal today

    DEAR JOYCE: I was asked for my references when I applied as an office worker at a company near my house. I hadn't worked before so I asked several of my neighbors for references. The office manager said they were "friend" references, not job references,...
  • Should you zigzag your way up?

    DEAR JOYCE: At 27, I'm becoming motivated to break out of the pack and move my career forward at a much faster pace. My dad and I are talking about my best moves, and he remembers the classic zigzag strategy of changing employers every three or four years...
  • Will technology make teachers obsolete?

    DEAR JOYCE: I've been thinking about becoming a teacher since I was 12. Now in my last year of high school, I've become more aware of how the nation values -- or doesn't value -- teachers, and how technology may hurt the demand for teachers. If I do...
  • Win hot job with interview follow-up done right

    DEAR JOYCE: I graduated with a bachelor's degree this year, and yesterday (finally!) I was interviewed for a great job. The manager said he had others to interview and that he'd let me know. Any more moves I can make to get the nod without being a pest?...
  • Choosing great places to work

    DEAR JOYCE: Now that the job market is picking up, I'm hoping to change jobs soon. I'm in my 30s, possess strong job skills and I want to be hired for what I keep seeing referred to as a "dream" job. Changing places, what would you do to achieve my goal?...