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  • Go for top student dollars in aid and internships

    DEAR JOYCE: I would like to go to graduate school but the vision of racking up thousands and thousands of dollars from day one of grad school --instead of after graduation -- is scary. Ideas? -- S.G. Yes, graduate degree debt is scary, but do check the...
  • How to phone your way into a job

    Dear Joyce: Getting past gatekeepers to speak to a hiring decision-maker is extremely difficult in these times of screeners and voicemail. Any suggestions? -- P.S.L. Start with a charm offensive on every gatekeeper you encounter. Imagine gatekeepers as...
  • Quality research is your key to best career and job moves

    DEAR JOYCE: In times being radically reshaped every day, how can anyone sustain a rewarding work life? How do we know a good job we have today won't vanish tomorrow? -- D.E. While there's no failsafe formula for finding a satisfying and well-paying job...
  • Can boss cut lunch hour for hourly employees?

    DEAR JOYCE: Is it against any laws or rules for a private employer to cut lunch hours to only 30 minutes for all hourly employees -- claiming that the workload demands the change?" -- J.J. "Absent a state or local law to the contrary, there is no federal...
  • Shocker: Are job postings really coming to an end?

    Dear Joyce: My 22-year-old nephew told me that job postings are biting the dust -- going dead as a dodo bird. How can that be true? How can people find jobs? -- A.T. Online shoe retailer Zappos has recently declared the end to job postings -- the...
  • Ouch! When quitting job can backfire in new hunt, do this

    DEAR JOYCE: Eight months ago I walked away from a $24-an- hour job because of a real jerk of a supervisor, -- younger than me -- who constantly wrote me up for the same things his younger pals regularly got away with. No justice! On applications for...
  • High stakes: sign non-compete contract, or keep looking?

    DEAR JOYCE: I want to change jobs but apparently I can't. When I came here, I signed a non-compete contract and apparently I'm stuck. I don't want to be kept off the market for a year or more or be sued. Advice? -- S.F. Non-compete agreements protect...
  • Stand up for yourself: Push co-worker to pull his weight

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm happy to share work assignments but I'm currently paired with a guy who seems content to let me stay late and do most of the heavy lifting in the monthly production reports. I dislike conflict and wind up saying nothing. How can I handle...
  • Six keys to writing extraordinary resumes

    Dear Joyce: My husband is looking for a job for the first time in more than 10 years. I've read a lot of articles about resume writing and things seem to have changed. What do you think are the very most important things to know about writing resumes in...
  • How to tune up a tired job

    DEAR JOYCE: I am no longer interested in my job. I once enjoyed the work but it's fizzled, becoming tedious and mind-numbing. Have others complained to you about this issue, and what did you recommend? -- K.B. Absolutely, yes, over the years I've heard...
  • Can you guess how much recruiters earn?

    DEAR JOYCE: After working in product sales for nearly four years, a recruiter's offer of a job interview to my girlfriend has caused me to reevaluate my own sales career: I am more interested in people than things. Can you find out how much recruiters...