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  • 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....
  • Why you need WhatsApp in your job search

    DEAR JOYCE: Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion is getting a lot of media attention right now, but I'm not sure how or if it will impact the job search. Yes? No? -- H.L. The short answer is yes -- it's a major new tool. WhatsApp is a...
  • Resume revolution: computer eyes now reading most resumes

    DEAR JOYCE: You've previously mentioned the computer software technology known as applicant tracking systems (ATS) used by many employers. I detest technology and as a job seeker, why do I care? I can network my way to employment. -- M.W. "Applicant...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fresh tip to keep your resume alive

    DEAR JOYCE: I have sent off many dozens of resumes responding to job ads and I haven't heard a peep back other than automated messages that my resume was received. You recently wrote about keywords (words employers use to identify skills, education,...
  • Relationship expert gives career success tips

    DEAR JOYCE: When our office manager retired, I had hoped to be promoted to the job. Instead, the company brought in a "temporary" office manager who apparently has extensive experience in our industry. What advice would you give me for improving my...
  • Is working remotely on the way out?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a single mom working from home three days a week. I can afford a sitter two days a week. I understand that Yahoo and Best Buy ended their policies of allowing employees to work out of the office. Maybe I'm overreacting, but are we seeing...
  • How to handle an irritating boss

    DEAR JOYCE: My boss, a confirmed buttinski, makes me crazy with his meddling personality. Yes, I'm good at my work, and no, my boss doesn't know what he's doing most of the time. I don't just quit and look for employment somewhere else because my commute'...