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  • Good answers to why you've been jobless

    DEAR JOYCE: What should I say, other than "duh," when an interviewer asks why I've been out of work for so long? Is this question even legal? -- J.R. An interviewer uses the legal why-jobless-so-long question as a time-saver to quickly uncover what's...
  • What's best: Vote for your favorite career sites

    The Golden Globes are behind us and the Academy Awards lie ahead, which brings me to this question: Which websites would you like to see walk away winners in the About.com Job Search Readers' Choice Awards 2013? Alison Doyle, About.com's job searching...
  • 10 reasons why you want the job

    DEAR JOYCE: You recently gave some very good answers to what job seekers being interviewed can say when asked why they have been out of work for so long. Can you give sample answers for when an interviewer asks why a person wants the job? -- J.G.L. A...
  • Drop excess weight on resume

    DEAR JOYCE: My teacher discussed information to include in a resume, but what about things to leave out? -- S.S.T. Opinions vary on what a job seeker should skip when preparing a resume. Here's my take: 1) Empty objective. An empty objective is one that...
  • Best sports careers for non-players

    DEAR JOYCE: My 18-year-old sister is never going to qualify for pro baseball but she's a rabid fan and won't consider looking in other places for her career. She starts community college this year, and as her older brother, I keep telling her she better...
  • Does online language translation work for job hunt?

    DEAR JOYCE: I looked up Google Translate (translate.google.com), a free automatic online translator for 64 languages. It occurs to me that I might use the service to find a summer job overseas, supposing I wanted to work in Portugal and use the translator...
  • 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...
  • Can you choose a career by testing?

    DEAR JOYCE: I received a two-year college degree four years ago. But I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. What about testing to see what I'm suited for and will enjoy? -- G.O.M. A statistically normed, validated test of substance can be...
  • Imagine your resume springing to life

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a professional ready to make a move in the job market. My traditional resume is ready to go, but I've heard about adding a "presume," a creative resume alternative that jumps to life on a digital screen. Good idea? -- L.N. Yes....
  • Paying interns: It's the smart choice

    DEAR JOYCE: My son begins his senior year of a four-year college this fall. I'm a single mom, and it's been a struggle. Although he has worked at a series of minimum-wage jobs, my son still has big student loans to pay off. His college adviser wants him...
  • Look out for phony job openings

    DEAR JOYCE: My son applied for a job listed on a well-known online job board. Anyone can place an open job on these platforms. He got an email back asking for lots of personal information and requiring him to jump through a bunch of online hoops. We...