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  • When does a functional resume boost your resume? Or sink it?

    DEAR JOYCE: I want to find a new job in a different career field than the one I've worked in for l6 years. So far I've had no luck! I use a regular format (chronological placement of information) but a relative suggested I change it to a functional format...
  • Tips from an expert on long-term investing

    I have frequently emphasized the importance of a diversified portfolio and of having a significant portion of common stocks in your portfolio, even in retirement. Although I have been retired for 18 years, I still maintain about half of my portfolio in...
  • When friends date jerks

    When friends date jerks
    For two years, Landis Wiedner watched a girlfriend settle for what she thought was an "awful" relationship. "It always seemed like she was mothering him," Wiedner, 29, recalls. "And he would ditch her, or not show up to things." Her friend, who had...
  • Ingram buys CourseSmart, consolidating e-book textbook companies

    Ingram buys CourseSmart, consolidating e-book textbook companies
    Ingram's VitalSource Technologies has acquired CourseSmart, consolidating two of the largest companies providing textbooks as e-books, Publishers Weekly reports. VitalSource's Bookself platform has more than 4 million users on 6,000 campuses worldwide...
  • Conquer your fears in the new year

    Conquer your fears in the new year
    As we commence the annual ritual of pledging to be trimmer, thriftier, tidier and overall more disciplined human beings, consider adding another goal to the list of resolutions: riskier. Whether it's reaching for Mount Everest or reaching for a...
  • New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests

    The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
  • S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit

    S&P raises desperate defense against government lawsuit
    Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster. S&P clearly has its back to...
  • Learning to live off the grid

    Learning to live off the grid
    Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind. The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power. In the sticky months...
  • Breaking trend: mobile apps that find jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: Oh, the stories I could tell you about my 17-year-old daughter and her smartphone, but the too-familiar mishap of running it through the laundry isn't one of them. That's because she's on that phone all the time, talking and texting nonstop....
  • 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...
  • Read federal job announcements thoroughly

    DEAR JOYCE: Recently you said you think this is a good time to apply for federal jobs despite the sequestration. But I've submitted my application several times with zero success. What am I doing wrong? -- C.H. I can't pinpoint what's keeping you out...
  • Double jeopardy: a family crisis and job hunt collide

    DEAR JOYCE: I lost my job seven weeks ago. Five weeks ago my wife was seriously injured in an auto accident. Life has been a real struggle since then. Worried sick, I try to be there for her during the day and drive her to doctors, and at the same time...