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  • Want small low-tech business? Here's a flowering new twist

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H. How are you...
  • 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:...
  • How to win in tricky situations

    DEAR JOYCE: I work in a department of 10 women. For the most part, we all get along and our department has shown a profit for the past four years. Our manager is male and married. Last week he introduced our new "supervisor," a woman to whom we are...
  • 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...
  • Don't miss the now-new-next acts in critical career trends

    Staying on top of job search and career management requirements in changing career times -- from applicant tracking systems, social media and big data decision making, to evolving industries, job offshoring and worker preparation -- is a colossal...
  • 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....
  • When a job ad suggests only young workers need apply

    DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
  • When schools and colleges lie about getting jobs for grads

    DEAR JOYCE: A 24-year-old friend went to a private vocational-technical school. The school advertises that it finds jobs for all of its graduates. My friend graduated four months ago, but he has yet to get hired and the school keeps making excuses. What...
  • 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...
  • Five tips to save your resume from death by computer eyes

    A resume revolution is here. Driven by technology in large and small companies across America, automated applicant tracking systems (ATS) use computer software to not only read but judge resumes. Why? To save employers time and recruiting costs. ATS...
  • 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...