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  • 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'...
  • Employers lukewarm about online education

    DEAR JOYCE: You've mentioned the fast-growing rainbow of online college courses and degrees, but do any recent studies show how receptive employers are to hiring online graduates? -- A.J. For job seekers, the latest digital education news is anything but...
  • 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...
  • When face down in a bad job, don't dilly-dally

    DEAR JOYCE: I used to like my job until the politics here turned brutal. It's all about the money and good work is secondary. How smart would it be to change employers in this economy? -- K.B. With 17 million people unemployed, think carefully. But do so...
  • Keep hunting for right job or take less?

    DEAR JOYCE: My very good job folded when the place where I was working closed. So I took a vacation. When I return, I'll have to start a job search, and jobs aren't as plentiful as they once were. I'm inclined to take the first employment offer that...
  • Staffing expert spills beans about job hopping

    Staffing expert spills beans about job hopping By Joyce Lain Kennedy Tribune Content Agency DEAR JOYCE: At 36, I've held five jobs since college. My current position of six months is OK, not great. I'm ready to start looking again, but will I be viewed...
  • Can you be disinvited to a job offer?

    DEAR JOYCE: A company that seemed anxious to hire me sent an offer letter two days ago. Today an HR person emailed me withdrawing the offer. Can they do that? -- E.U. Thanks to state laws, case specifics and variable company policies, the best way to...
  • Should you pass up that job offer?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am ready to make a job move. But I'm waiting for the right offer. Of two possibilities in recent months, one job was too far away, and in the other, I didn't respect the executive who kept saying how awful the previous manager was. (I...
  • Do pre-interview questionnaires get jobs or waste your time?

    DEAR JOYCE: After sending my customized resume for an advertised professional position, I received an email from the employer asking that I fill out and return an elaborate questionnaire for the job -- a new experience for me. The questionnaire asked...
  • 'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams draws oddball career lessons

    'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams draws oddball career lessons
    DEAR JOYCE: At 25, I've spent the last two weeks trying to figure out the best way to plan my career and the rest of my life. At this point, I'm confused. Suggestions? -- K.A. A surprising new book delivers a collection of career suggestions that you...