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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Double jeopardy: a family crisis and job hunt collide

    DEAR JOYCE: I lost my job seven weeks ago. Five weeks ago my wife was seriously injured in an auto accident. Life has been a real struggle since then. Worried sick, I try to be there for her during the day and drive her to doctors, and at the same time...
  • From worst to first: Tools to beat job rejection

    DEAR JOYCE: Mac, my husband, lost his job of 27 years when his company was acquired by another and he didn't make the cut. He's like a zombie going through the motions of looking for new employment. I'm no shrink, but a sense of rejection seems to be...
  • Closing interviews: Three questions you must ask

    DEAR JOYCE: I haven't had response to my last two job interviews and I thought I was a shoo-in for both jobs. So what do you think I should do, other than apply for more jobs? -- K.E.S. Improve your power-closing technique at selection interviews --...
  • 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...
  • Somebody cares: Creating real jobs for autistic youth

    DEAR JOYCE: Can you share with your readers some of the efforts being made to find answers to the unhappy and unacceptable job gap faced by thousands of young adults with autism? For too many of these young folks, it's like their world suddenly stops...
  • Must same-industry experience always trump talent?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have a good education plus serious work experience, but I was refused an interview for a job I know I could ace. The recruiter said I lacked same-industry experience. Why is this big deal? -- S.J. Same-industry experience has been a...
  • Is a portfolio career in your future?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm working three part-time jobs because I need the money and that's what's available to me. The nerve-wracking, time-juggling stress is making me physically ill. I need to regroup and reapply. Ideas? -- L.B. One possibility: When you can't...
  • Great news! Free new job book and phone help

    DEAR JOYCE: After being unemployed for a few months, I took a position with a medium-size company that I didn't know much about. I discovered right away that it was a mistake. I was not a match for the cutthroat corporate culture, and, as an older...