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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Three top experts share job search tips

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm looking for a job without success. Why am I failing? I must be doing something wrong. Can you help? -- A Popular Question Today I pass along advice from three of the nation's foremost career experts: Tony Beshara, Susan P. Joyce and Susan...
  • 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...
  • Best career advice for 2013

    DEAR READERS: Here's my annual best-advice column refreshed for 2013. DIG DIGITAL MOVES. Assuming you don't want to be left by the side of yesterday's road, update your computer-related job search skills. If you're a little shaky on computer, smartphone,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fired? That doesn't mean you can't swing a good reference

    DEAR JOYCE: I seem to recall that several years ago you wrote about what to say and do about having been fired when you're seeking new employment? My training was a joke, plus I now know that my former employer has a reputation for hiring and firing...