JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY is the nation's first syndicated careers columnist. Her work, CAREERS NOW, is distributed by Tribune Media Services and appears in more than 100 newspapers and Web sites.
During her 40 years in syndication, Kennedy has received 3.9 million plus reader letters and e-mails. She has answered for publication in excess of 5,500 queries from readers. Kennedy's counsel about jobs and career development addresses universal problems experienced by most working people--problems ranging from dealing with demotion to celebrating defining career moments. First to report on many new technologies and trends, Kennedy advises job seekers to relearn many strategies and tactics to prosper in a distinctly new job market.
She is the author or senior author of eight books, including Joyce Lain Kennedy's Career Book (VGM Career Horizons) and Electronic Job Search Revolution, Electronic Resume Revolution, and Hook Up, Get Hired! The Internet Job Search Revolution (the last three published by John Wiley and Sons). These books were the groundbreaking works for the new technology bringing people and jobs together.
Kennedy's most recent books are Resumes For Dummies, 5th Edition, and Job Interviews For Dummies, 3rd Edition. She currently is revising Cover Letters For Dummies; the 3rd Edition will be published in January, 2009.
Writing from Carlsbad, California, a San Diego suburb, the dean of careers columnist is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.