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  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • When is a professional not a professional?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in my early 20s, a high school graduate and am now thinking about becoming a food nutrition consultant. But the cost and time required for a four-year college program worry me. A girlfriend mentioned an online six-month course offering...
  • How well do you fit in the company culture?

    DEAR JOYCE: I am a good professional-level worker but can't seem to convince employers of my abilities, judging by being unemployed for four months. I have asked why I didn't get the job but most companies won't discuss the real reason, merely saying that...
  • Five reasons to reject job offer

    DEAR JOYCE: My last two jobs were desperation moves and I quit each after less than a year. But I'm no kid and now am raising my second family. My problem: I've recently been offered a well paying job but my instinct tells me to pass. The executive...
  • Hope for fair starting pay? Top coach explains how to get it

    DEAR JOYCE: I am seeking a $40,000-a-year paralegal position to replace the one I lost when my firm was downsized. But when I apply online, many law firms request stating your last salary or your application or you won't be considered. I've had lawyers...
  • Networking solutions when usual contacts disappoint

    DEAR JOYCE: After a successful 20-year career -- the last 15 in a management role -- I resigned a year ago to deal with a health issue. The company replaced me as soon as it could. I kicked off my search -- including networking -- for new employment...
  • '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...
  • How to win in tricky situations

    DEAR JOYCE: I work in a department of 10 women. For the most part, we all get along and our department has shown a profit for the past four years. Our manager is male and married. Last week he introduced our new "supervisor," a woman to whom we are...