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Susan P. Joyce - Online Job Search, Reputation, and Personal SEO Expert

After being laid off in 1994, Susan P. Joyce began studying, writing, teaching, and speaking about the field of online job search with a focus on smart and effective job search techniques, building on her experience in military intelligence, Human Resources, and information technology.

Affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management since 2011, Susan has held Visiting Scholar appointments with the Sloan School since 2013.

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At MIT, Susan has been honored to be working there with Professor Ofer Sharone.

Susan has been assisting in Professor Sharone's efforts to determine the solutions to the problems faced by the long-term unemployed, particularly those who are over 40 years of age.

The goal of this research is to help those who have been unemployed for more than six months find employment more quickly and easily.

Susan leads the Institute for Career Transitions' Recruiter/Employer Advisory Committee.

Both of Susan's websites, this site (don't forget that hyphen) and Susan's blog, were selected for the Forbes Top 100 Websites for Your Career!

    Since 1998, Susan has been Job-Hunt's chief writer and editor (a partial list of articles written by Susan P. Joyce), publisher, and Webmaster.  Job-Hunt is one of the top employment portals on the Web, described by Reader's Digest as "vacuum-packed with solid advice."
    Since 2011, Susan has also been chief blogger and editor of, another website devoted to helping job seekers find employment.

Susan has been quoted in hundreds of articles, books, and Websites including TIME, FORTUNE, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and many others.

If you would like to contact Susan for your publication or program, call NETability offices at (508) 624-6261.  More contact information is available on Job-Hunt's Contact page.

Counting her Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff "graduate." She was also one of thousands of people laid off in 1994 by Digital Equipment Corporation, number 28 on the Fortune 500 company at that time, which completely disappeared by 1998. Susan's work on Job-Hunt resulted from those two experiences.

Based on her pre-Digital experience working in Harvard University's Personnel Office and in a Boston compensation consulting company as well as her numerous industry contacts, Susan has written and spoken extensively on the subject of online job search and was a pioneer in this relatively new field. Susan also teaches employers and recruiters how to recruit employees online.

In addition to her own websites, Susan is also a contributor to the following websites:

Susan has received substantial recognition recently for her activities on Twitter including:

In addition, many other Websites have quoted or featured Job-Hunt and/or Susan P. Joyce, including:

Susan has written or edited the following books:

  • How to Find a Job Using Craigslist - written by Susan P. Joyce (2012)
    "Quite possibly the first authentic, fact-checked guidebook to explain the nitty-gritty of how Craigslist can work for job seekers. Susan P. Joyce walks you through the weeds to employment rewards."
    -- Joyce Lain Kennedy, widely syndicated careers columnist and author of numerous books including Job Interviews for Dummies, Resumes for Dummies, and Cover Letters for Dummies
  • New Year, New Job! 101 Top Tips from Job-Hunt Experts for Your Holiday Job Search - collected and edited by Susan P. Joyce and Meg Guiseppi (2012)
    In this short – but packed – ebook, Richard N. Bolles (author of What Color Is Your Parachute?) plus 26 of the job search and career experts who write columns for jobs portal have contributed their tips for helping job seekers successfully continue their job search during the year-end holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day in the USA.

For more about Susan:

Follow Susan on Twitter @JobHuntOrg and @WorkCoachCafe.

Job-Hunt's articles and the 18,000+ links to employers and career resources have been personally collected or reviewed by Susan before they were included in Job-Hunt.

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About the author...

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 Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and onGoogle+.


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