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  • New twist: Use video interviews to try on jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: After my college graduation, I took the first job I could get and was fired eight months later, although I was planning to quit as soon as I could find something better. What do you suggest that I do now? -- V.K. When you rent out your brains...
  • Caught! When boss learns you want out

    DEAR JOYCE: You've mentioned the risk that employees take if the employer discovers they are trying to find another job? Why is that exactly? -- N.D. The possibility (probability in an online search) that an employer will find out an employee is...
  • Great news! Free new job book and phone help

    DEAR JOYCE: After being unemployed for a few months, I took a position with a medium-size company that I didn't know much about. I discovered right away that it was a mistake. I was not a match for the cutthroat corporate culture, and, as an older...
  • When face down in a bad job, don't dilly-dally

    DEAR JOYCE: I used to like my job until the politics here turned brutal. It's all about the money and good work is secondary. How smart would it be to change employers in this economy? -- K.B. With 17 million people unemployed, think carefully. But do so...
  • 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....
  • Will technology make teachers obsolete?

    DEAR JOYCE: I've been thinking about becoming a teacher since I was 12. Now in my last year of high school, I've become more aware of how the nation values -- or doesn't value -- teachers, and how technology may hurt the demand for teachers. If I do...
  • Win hot job with interview follow-up done right

    DEAR JOYCE: I graduated with a bachelor's degree this year, and yesterday (finally!) I was interviewed for a great job. The manager said he had others to interview and that he'd let me know. Any more moves I can make to get the nod without being a pest?...
  • Seven free webinars for your federal job search

    DEAR JOYCE: A few weeks ago you mentioned opportunities to obtain free quality career advice in an e-book and by phone. Good tips! In this era of long unemployment scares for many of us, I just want to say thanks and add that your identification of...
  • 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...
  • Fed job dilemma: permanent or temp?

    DEAR JOYCE: After looking for a federal job for two years, yesterday I received offers from two federal agencies! I'm thrilled to be able to choose between two excellent positions. Offer A is a permanent position, starting at Grade 9 ($54,000 a year),...
  • Finding the courage to continue

    DEAR READERS: Rolling media coverage of superstorm Sandy's unbelievable dumping of death and destruction on the East Coast leave millions of people wondering what's ahead in their rebuilding future. Winston Churchill, the man who led England to victory...