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Overcome photo shyness to put best face forward

Overcome photo shyness to put best face forward

J.T. and Dale give advice on profile photos, getting a job at Google.

July 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Getting past the bitterness, stigma of layoff

Getting past the bitterness, stigma of layoff

J.T. and Dale talk jobs.

July 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Use high turnover to your advantage

Dear J.T. & Dale: My company has a lot of turnover. This week, another guy up and quit with no notice. Now his job is my job. This is the third time it’s happened. I asked for some incentive, and they offered me a small raise. I took it, but I honestly feel underpaid. Is there something …

July 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
'Redefined' position leaves worker hanging

'Redefined' position leaves worker hanging

Ask boss what skills and qualifications you lack.

July 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

JT & Dale Talk Jobs: Office move concerns worker

Dear J.T. & Dale: My company is moving, and the new office is going to add 20 minutes to my commute. I’m willing to make the switch, but I feel that my company should compensate me. Can I ask for a raise to cover the cost of the additional drive? — Jason

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

J.T. and Dale Talk Jobs: Black nails were dealbreaker in job hunt

Dear J.T. & Dale: I referred my friend to a job at my company. She got an interview, but she didn’t get picked. When I asked why, the hiring manager was blunt and said she didn’t dress nicely and the black nail polish she was wearing was offensive. Now my friend is asking for feedback, a…

June 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

J.T. & Dale Talk Jobs: Commit yourself to profession, career will follow

Dear J.T. & Dale: For two years now, I’ve been trying to get back into the marketing/advertising field. I have a bachelor’s of science in marketing and got a job out of college at the company where I was an intern. Two years ago, I got fired and took a job as office manager for a law fir…

May 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Age discrimination is wrong, but hard to prove

Dear J.T. & Dale: My boss is practicing age discrimination, and I can’t stand it. Someone is retiring, and my manager’s comment was, “Finally, we can get some young blood in here.” Since then we’ve had incredible candidates in their 40s and 50s apply, but my boss keeps saying they

May 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Resume statement of 'Objective' can be overdone, ineffective

Dear J.T. & Dale: I’ve been told by my college’s career center to put an Objective statement at the top of my resume. However, online I have read that hiring managers don’t like that. Who’s right? — Lee

May 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

College grad seeks escape from low-level jobs

Dear J.T. & Dale: I recently turned 30, and it shames me to admit that I’ve worked only low-level, customer-service jobs.

April 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

JT and Dale: Is your salary range too high?

Dear J.T. & Dale: For the better part of a year, I’ve been looking to move on from the military. Visiting job fairs and meeting with recruiters, I’ve been told that I should be getting jobs in the $85,000-$100,000 range. However, when companies call me up for a preliminary interview, the…

April 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Delaying honeymoon one option for new employee

Dear J.T. & Dale: I just got engaged! However, I’ve been at my company for only six months. We are getting married in the fall and wanted to take a two-week honeymoon. Even if I save every vacation day, I won’t have enough earned time to take the full two weeks. What can I do? — Julie

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Since when can't a teenager get a job?

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have a 17-year-old daughter who has been unable to get a job due to the fact that everywhere she inquires, she is told that the minimum age at that establishment is 18. Since when can’t a teenager get a job? I hope you can solve the mystery. — Judy

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Since when can't a teenager get a job?

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have a 17-year-old daughter who has been unable to get a job due to the fact that everywhere she inquires, she is told that the minimum age at that establishment is 18. Since when can't a teenager get a job? I hope you can solve the mystery. — Judy

March 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Employee in dress-for-success quandary

Dear J.T. & Dale: I was hired last year, along with several other people. We all work in a department that is expanding quickly. I’d really like to get a promotion, so I reached out to my boss and asked what I might be able to do to better position myself for one. She gave me some sugges…

March 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Desire to give notice may have cost interviewee a job offer

Dear J.T. & Dale: I am looking for a new job. In a recent interview, the employer asked if I could start right away. I told him I would need to give my current employer two weeks’ notice. (That’s what my parents say I need to do.) However, when I said that, he looked disappointed. The ne…

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

How to deal with a bully of a boss

Dear J.T. & Dale: It would be great if you could write about how to deal with bullying by management. Once the economy went down, the bullies came out in full force. — Nick

February 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Honesty important when carrying arrest baggage

Dear J.T. & Dale: Could you clarify what employers are looking for when they do a background check on someone they want to hire? I’m asking because I have a 21-year-old son who has some drug arrests on his record. — Ashley

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Getting past the robo-gatekeeper

Dear J.T. & Dale: I’m a registered nurse with 20 years’ experience. I recently applied for a job as a nurse recruiter. The same day I got the email telling me I was not chosen for an interview, the organization reposted the same job. Should I reformat my résumé and try again, or give up?…

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Job search can trump an average resume

Dear J.T. & Dale: After living overseas for 23 years, I returned to the U.S. almost two years ago and still have not found a job, despite having sent my resume to every company in town. I’m enclosing my resume, asking both of you to please look at it and tell me if there is something wro…

January 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Busy executive lifestyle jeopardizes once-fulfilling marriage

Dear J.T. & Dale: How do I tell my spouse that his new job is ruining our marriage? It’s a big job with a big paycheck, but he now works 60 hours a week, and when he’s home, all he talks about is work. If I can’t fix things, then I will want a divorce so I can search for the kind of love…

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Longtime job searcher is not alone

Dear J.T. & Dale: I hate visiting my hometown, because everyone asks me about my job search. I’ve been out of work for a year. I can tell that the in-laws are convinced I’m lazy and just don’t want to work, but I really am trying. Ideas? — Jason

January 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The best workplace advice of 2013

J.T.: It’s that time again, when we pull together our best advice from the past year.

December 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Check employee reference policy to sniff out 'trash talk'

Dear J.T. & Dale: What can a former manager or employer disclose? If I were a hiring manager in the HR department, I’d want to talk to the prospective employee’s manager. I have interviewed, and after a very successful interview, the company simply stops all communication. So whatever oc…

December 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

IT background could help entry-level accountant

Dear J.T. & Dale: My best friend worked for 10 years in IT at a local hospital. During that time, she completed her accounting degree and got a job in accounting. Five weeks into her employment, she was fired as “a bad fit.” Now she is using the state’s unemployment website, with no succ…

December 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

'I want to get out of my protective shell'

Dear J.T. & Dale: I have been in the financial services industry for 10 years and have been successful but not happy. I tried career coaching, and although it was a great study in who I am and what I want, I failed to find my “aha” moment. I want to get out of my protective shell and bra…

August 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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