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  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Are robots lining up to snatch your job? Maybe

    DEAR JOYCE: My daughter and son are in high school and it will soon be time for them to anticipate their future careers. What are some of tomorrow's good jobs and which ones are likely to hit the dustbin? -- P.H. As technology continues to fire away at...
  • Want a promotion? Here's how to make it happen

    DEAR JOYCE: At 26, I'm ambitious. What are my best moves to nail a promotion? -- C.L.J. The following six tips capsulate how to move up through a management structure: 1) MAKE A JOB PLAN; WORK YOUR PLAN Despite a deafening barrage of warnings that...
  • Smart to take a second swing at the job you lost? Maybe

    DEAR JOYCE: I was laid off from a job about eight months ago. Yesterday I got a call from my old boss asking me back. Several searches for jobs that pay more are finally looking promising and I'm hesitant about returning. Good idea? Bad idea? -- B.A.B....
  • How do you take your coffee? With a college degree, please

    DEAR JOYCE: After hearing about the big employee scholarship program Starbucks is offering to employees, I'm surprised to note critics of the program. Why is that? -- S.E.J. The Starbucks effort is the splashiest bachelor's degree employer tuition...
  • Go for top student dollars in aid and internships

    DEAR JOYCE: I would like to go to graduate school but the vision of racking up thousands and thousands of dollars from day one of grad school --instead of after graduation -- is scary. Ideas? -- S.G. Yes, graduate degree debt is scary, but do check the...
  • 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....