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  • 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....
  • Any federal job openings after sequestration?

    DEAR JOYCE: Are federal jobs still a good place to look for employment? Or has the sequester dried up the federal job market? -- J.M. I can see how headlines describing such sequestration cutbacks as the shrinking of work weeks for flight controllers,...
  • When to hedge this tricky interview question

    DEAR JOYCE: A company recruiter recently asked me, "Who else are you interviewing with?" I consider that question intrusive and none of his business. Why is it asked? -- M.S. The typical rationale for asking this question is to validate your interest...
  • Guidance on career choice that you can take to heart

    DEAR JOYCE: Your quoting of author Michael Korda about achieving success hit home with my 18-year-old son, whom I'm trying to help plan head. Do you have general suggestions about the process of choosing a career for someone his age? -- B.E.F. Read the...
  • Fed job dilemma: permanent or temp?

    DEAR JOYCE: After looking for a federal job for two years, yesterday I received offers from two federal agencies! I'm thrilled to be able to choose between two excellent positions. Offer A is a permanent position, starting at Grade 9 ($54,000 a year),...
  • Interviews: Leave something to remember you by

    DEAR JOYCE: After thinking about it for 24 hours, I realize that the interview for a job I really wanted was short and perfunctory. OK, I know that particular job is history for me, but what about next time? -- M.M. Professional job search letter writers...
  • 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'...
  • Victory over vampires: handling bad-news people at work

    DEAR JOYCE: My new job is a grinder. Long hours and stressful new responsibilities were to be expected, but not the verbal blasts that I'm getting hit with almost daily from three co-workers who I have neither harmed nor disrespected. Quite the opposite,...
  • Easy tactic to ace interviews

    DEAR JOYCE: When I graduated from college this year without a job offer, I asked friends for help and they lined up several job interviews. No offers resulted. The feedback is that I "pitched too hard with too much sell." That's weird, because everyone...