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  • Teacher gives wise advice about college costs

    DEAR JOYCE: I read with interest your column with the letter from the individual who recommended that two-year college transfer students always check in advance which community college courses will transfer -- and which ones won't -- to a four-year...
  • 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...
  • When strangers write your resume without you

    DEAR JOYCE: I appreciate your suggestion that job seekers consider writing customized headlines to make their resumes stand out and will do so. But I keep hearing that we're living in a post-resume world. Comments? -- C.Y. The assertion that resumes...
  • 'Garden leave' agreements holding you back?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have accepted a job offer from a company that expects me to show up in two weeks. I handed in two weeks' notice to my current employer yesterday, but my manager refused to accept it, insisting that I give a month's notice so that she will...
  • 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...
  • How to quickly find "pick-up" jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm between jobs and running out of cash. I've heard something about jobs where you only apply for one-gig stands and don't make much money, but you don't need to send a resume. What's the deal? -- A.T. A new wave of apps for smartphones,...
  • 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...
  • Seven free webinars for your federal job search

    DEAR JOYCE: A few weeks ago you mentioned opportunities to obtain free quality career advice in an e-book and by phone. Good tips! In this era of long unemployment scares for many of us, I just want to say thanks and add that your identification of...
  • Are handwritten job search letters dead?

    DEAR JOYCE: My sister and I are both looking for employment. She argues that a handwritten cover letter gets more attention than using a computer to apply for a job. Is she right? -- R.J.A. Sis's view may be the exception proving the rule: Handwritten...
  • References are a very big deal today

    DEAR JOYCE: I was asked for my references when I applied as an office worker at a company near my house. I hadn't worked before so I asked several of my neighbors for references. The office manager said they were "friend" references, not job references,...
  • Tune into 2014 job search trends

    The first half of my 2014 jobs overview focused on examples of technology growing at a numbing pace, forcing many companies to automate in ways that you need to take seriously. The second half spotlights people, jobs and education. BOOMERS MOVING ON....