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  • Cheers! 2015 shifts power to candidate-driven job market

    DEAR JOYCE: Several weeks ago I turned down a job that I've reconsidered and now want. Is it probably too late to recontact the employer and reopen negotiations? -- C.G. Give it a go. The job you rejected may not yet be filled. The news is good for...
  • Calling all techies: See top trending tech jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: Am in my early 20s and have been working as tech support for four years. Now I am ready to commit to formal study to become a technology professional. I'll be doing informational interviews to help me choose specific specializations. Where can...
  • Career launch: Breaking through the choke point

    DEAR JOYCE: I graduated with top grades from a little known college in a small Southern city I hope never to see again. Despite my excellent academic record and successful summer jobs, I am offered only low-end employment in places with "no exit" signs...
  • Interviews: Smoke out hidden concerns

    DEAR JOYCE: Using networking contacts, I have been able to arrange six job interviews in the last two weeks. Unfortunately, not one has led to a job offer. Obviously I need to improve something. Ideas? -- E.L.L. You could be blowing it in your...
  • Millennials rising: may top workforce troops in 2015

    DEAR JOYCE: At 23, I'm detailing cars to pay rent and eat. A high school graduate, I've been trying to find a job with a future but interviewers, mostly older, blow me off. Suggestions? -- D.A. Arming yourself with tech skills in a vocational program...
  • Need a job? Get experience. Need experience? Get a job

    DEAR JOYCE: After graduating in May with a bachelor's degree, I still don't have a job because every place I've applied wants someone with related experience. How can I get experience if no one will trust me with a job? -- S.M. You're caught in a classic...
  • You need paper resumes to sell yourself, because?

    DEAR JOYCE: I've been told that paper resumes are antiques, like manual typewriters. I find that hard to buy. Don't you? -- C.J.S. Yes, and I don't buy it. While most employers in this wide digital world have switched to accepting digital resumes and...
  • How to be there for pal blindsided by job loss

    DEAR JOYCE: To his utter shock, last week my friend Ted suddenly lost his job of 23 years along with 14 others at his workplace. There were no warning signs. Ted is shell-shocked. He's always been a reliable, hard-working and likeable individual,...
  • Office politics: clues to winning with loser

    DEAR JOYCE: Every day I wake up wondering how to commit mayhem without going to jail. That's because an obnoxious co-worker has made my life a living nightmare for the past several months. Clearly this loser sees me as a competitor for the next promotion....
  • How many job holidays will you get in 2015?

    DEAR JOYCE: My wife receives only three job holidays off each year, but I get six. We work for different, but similarly-sized companies. Are major differences common? What's the deal? -- P.P.M. Your wife is getting the short end of the holidays stick....
  • New and old job ways to get jobs in secret

    DEAR JOYCE: As the new year approaches, I keep thinking about improving my job compensation and security. I don't want to be fired -- I have to keep my search under wraps. Suggestions? -- K.O. A silent job search, for many reasons, is tough to execute...