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  • Hard skills critical for hiring, soft skills seal the deal

    DEAR JOYCE: I keep reading about the importance of hard skills. What about soft skills? Aren't they wanted as well? -- D.P. Hard skills get you a job; soft skills get you a career. A typical employer heads straight for a job seeker's hard skills --...
  • 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)...
  • Catch up with 2014 job search trends

    Feel as though you need to get up to date with contemporary career moves? Read this two-part column spotlighting job search trends for 2014. Today's column focuses on seven changes driven by technology and tools. MOBILE EXPLODING. Today's workforce,...
  • Tune into 2014 job search trends

    The first half of my 2014 jobs overview focused on examples of technology growing at a numbing pace, forcing many companies to automate in ways that you need to take seriously. The second half spotlights people, jobs and education. BOOMERS MOVING ON....
  • When recruiters lie to you

    DEAR JOYCE: Last year a recruiter contacted me about a position that seemed perfect, and I excitedly got as far as two interviews. Then, splat -- nothing! When I finally got through to the recruiter, she said that the hiring manager really liked me but...
  • Is career change really what you want -- or just think you want?

    DEAR JOYCE: I want to change my career from accounting to retirement center management. I have a master's in social services administration as well as an undergraduate degree in business administration. I've taken the first investigative steps, but I'm...
  • New twist: Use video interviews to try on jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: After my college graduation, I took the first job I could get and was fired eight months later, although I was planning to quit as soon as I could find something better. What do you suggest that I do now? -- V.K. When you rent out your brains...
  • Place your bets for least and most stressful jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: My husband says his job as a high school teacher of special education students is more stressful than my job as a retail customer service manager. No way! The loser of this bet has to do the family laundry for two weeks. Who's headed for the...
  • Must you use technology to get a good job in 2014?

    DEAR JOYCE: My employer closed our branch office and I've been looking hard for new employment since October. My efforts have turned up zip. A knowledgeable friend says that if you can't use recruiting technology for job search today, you're toast! True...