By Susan P. Joyce
Job-Hunt is dedicated to the millions of people who have had their personal lives disrupted by the loss of a job.
During the Digital Equipment Corporation ("DEC") layoffs of the early and mid-1990's, over 80,000 people lost their jobs world-wide. Thousands who were "right-sized" out of a job found a very tough job market. In New Hampshire and Massachusetts (near DEC's headquarters), they faced many employers who would not consider hiring them because of their DEC experience. The result in several instances was personal tragedy: homes were lost, marriages broke-up, and at least three people are known to have committed suicide with one murder-suicide combination adding an additional victim to the total tragedy.
We hope that Job-Hunt can help open doors and provide assistance and hope to job seekers so that they won't experience the most tragic aspects of the DEC layoffs.
A job loss can be a new beginning as well as an ending.
A career is a process, not a destination! Don't give up!
(See Job-Hunt's Mission in The Original "Stanford Job Site" page, the first version of Job-Hunt to appear on the web, circa 1993.)
The purpose of the Job-Hunt.Org website is to provide the best and most up-to-date advice from genuine job search and career experts to help job seekers be successful in the job search.
Through our "Online Job Search Guides" (all free for you to use), we give you the information and advice to help you conduct a smarter and safer job search.
From the Guide to Effective Resumes and Cover Letters and the Guide to Successful Job Interviews, to the Guide to Personal Branding, the Guide to Personal SEO, the Guide to Using LinkedIn for Job Search, and many more Guides, we want you to have the best tools and information available. Check them all out!
Today's job seekers face a wide array of opportunities and hazards based on the technology, the economy, and the needs and practices of employers and recruiters. This is a fast-changing environment with many benefits to all involved and new dangers.
From the beginning, Job-Hunt's focus has been on helping job seekers succeed while avoiding scams and protecting their privacy.
Since 1998, Job-Hunt.org has been edited by online job search expert Susan P. Joyce, who is the primary writer and link chooser for Job-Hunt.
Among the many awards, recognition, and quotes about Job-Hunt over the years:
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Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 2012, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and onGoogle+.