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  • Virtual reality job interviews coming: why it matters

    DEAR JOYCE: I bet a friend $10 that we will experience virtual reality job interviews within a few years -- maybe 2015. Your take? -- K.K. It's almost a certainty that virtual reality job interviewing will be upon us "soon," but you probably made the bet...
  • Flee or fight when job cut rumors rattle your company?

    DEAR JOYCE: My employer is alive with scary rumors of reduction and roll back. Management is unavailable, hiding out behind closed doors with a squad of consultants. Two 50ish professionals have been unceremoniously fired. Perhaps I should start...
  • Tired job syndrome? Don't give up. Tune up!

    DEAR JOYCE: My professional job has bottomed out, becoming the sameo-sameo. How have others confronted the b-o-r-i-n-g issue and lived? - R.C. When they can, many people with tired-job syndrome find their way to new jobs and don't look back. When you'...
  • Yes, tech jobs are still golden, but...

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in my 20s and considering investing in education to pursue a high-tech career. Is this still a good choice in the U.S., considering the worldwide competition from workers who are paid less? What are some of the most desirable tech jobs? --...
  • Jump on rejection recovery tip you never thought of

    DEAR JOYCE: In one of your books, you go into helpful detail about how to write "after-interview messages that are sales letters at heart." While I appreciate your helpful points and samples, you didn't mention the value of writing a thank-you letter...
  • Will you lose money with a liberal arts degree?

    DEAR JOYCE: Earlier this year you commented that earnings for liberal arts majors start off trailing most others after graduation but catch up about midcareer. I want to keep my options open by choosing liberal arts until I decide on a specific career...
  • Hard skills critical for hiring, soft skills seal the deal

    DEAR JOYCE: I keep reading about the importance of hard skills. What about soft skills? Aren't they wanted as well? -- D.P. Hard skills get you a job; soft skills get you a career. A typical employer heads straight for a job seeker's hard skills --...
  • Finding your best career when you don't know what's out there

    DEAR JOYCE: At 26, I have no career direction and no job. My degree is from a small, obscure liberal arts college. I was a good student and have positive job references. My parents refuse to foot any more bills for graduate study. Career-wise, I seem to...
  • Great tip to win serial interview challenge

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a manager trying to change industries. I survived a gauntlet of several interviews at the same company only to lose in the end to a candidate younger than me by a decade. If it's not the age differential, what might I be doing better to...
  • Five quick tips for smart social media job search

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm gagging on a job I've had for way too long, but can't afford to get axed if my employer finds out I'm looking and dumps me (believe me, he would!). Do you have suggestions for safely using social media to job hunt? -- No Initials. -- 1)...