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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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mystery! After great interview, why employers don't call

    DEAR JOYCE: After a job interview, why do employers say they'll call and let you know the outcome -- and go silent? Don't they know how much we job seekers want to get on with our lives and want to know our fate as soon as possible? -- B.P. The reasons...
  • Catch-22: You need second job to pay bills and the boss says no

    DEAR JOYCE: Our department head recently quizzed each of us about "other" jobs. We were told to get prior approval before starting any second job or business venture. What's more, the few raises we've received in the past few years are a joke. Can the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Liberal arts: bright future or so yesterday?

    DEAR JOYCE: After graduating from high school, I worked for two years to save a little money and to make sure that I chose the best college major for my future. I was thinking about majoring in the humanities, but engineers and other professional grads...
  • How to write your boss a fan letter

    How to write your boss a fan letter
    DEAR JOYCE: From what I see on some websites, a popular topic of conversation is "the boss from hell." I don't feel that way. I admire my manager. Everyone should be so lucky as to have a boss like mine. Would it be appropriate to invite him to lunch on...
  • When to take no response for an answer

    DEAR JOYCE: I had what appeared to be a gratifying interview with the vice president of a fairly small company two months ago. When I left, I didn't have an offer in hand, but he gave me the impression that I would be offered the job. It didn't happen....