With well over 50,000,000 users in the past 15 years, Job-Hunt is among the most trusted and popular job search advice sites in the world.
Job-Hunt.org was originally established in 1993 as a list of online job search resources. The founder was a Stanford graduate student, Dane Spearing, who originally set up Job-Hunt on the Stanford University Residential Computers servers — the same servers where Yahoo.com was originally established.
At Job-Hunt, we feel that we have a mission — to provide our visitors with the best information about topics important for a short and successful job search.
We want you to be successful in your job search and to know how to safely create and maintain your online visibility (and reputation) necessary so you will never need to search for a job again.
We want your next job to find you!
Job-Hunt Is Dedicated to Helping Job Seekers
Job-Hunt is dedicated to the millions of people who have had their personal lives disrupted by the loss of a job.
Job loss still happens to good employees, and the rate of unemployment typically increases and decreases based on what is happening with the employers in your location and also what is happening in the world’s economy. Of course, global pandemics also wreak absolute havoc on the employment market and have devastating unemployment consequences.
Whether you are unemployed or entering/re-entering the job market, finding a job can be a complex process. And regardless of your reason for unemployment (fired, laid off, quit, or new to the job market), we understand that finding a new job and regaining an income stream is your main goal.
A job loss can be a new beginning as well as an ending. A career is a journey, not a destination! Don’t give up!
Susan Joyce, who ran Job-Hunt for over 20 years had been laid off twice and, both times, resulted in a change of direction of her career that made me both happier with my work and also increased my income. That result has been achieved by many MANY people who became unemployed. If you are currently unemployed, we wish the same result for you!
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 their job search.
Through our “Online Job Search Guides” (all FREE for you to use for your job search), we give you the information and advice to help you conduct a smarter and safer job search that will be shorter, too.
From the the Guide to Successful Job Interviews and the Guide to Using LinkedIn for Job Search, to the Guide to Personal SEO, the Guide to Effective Resumes and Cover Letter, 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.
From 1998-2021, Job-Hunt.org was been owned and edited by online job search expert Susan P. Joyce, with many experts also having contributed their knowledge, writing excellent articles in their areas of expertise. Check them out in the Job-Hunt Experts page.
Job-Hunt Awards and Recognition
Among the many awards, recognition, and quotes about Job-Hunt over the years:
- What Color Is Your Parachute? – the famous book by Richard N. Bolles
- CareerOneStop.org – News RoundUp
- AARP.org – The Best Way to Respond to Salary Questions During Your Job Search
- New York Times – Older Job Seekers Find Ways to Avoid Age Bias
- Forbes Best of the Web – Forbes 2013 Top 100 Websites for Your Career
- FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Why the Holidays Are the Best Time to Find a New Job
- FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Does Your Boss Know You’re Job Hunting?
- Jobs.AOL – Hot Job Site: Job-Hunt.org
- TIME and time.com – Fake Jobs: Work-Search Scams on the Rise in Recession
- FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Leave now or risk getting laid off
- FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Job offer or identity-theft scam
- JibberJobber Blog – Job-Hunt.org: A Website You Can Trust
- SearchEngineWatch – Job-Hunt.org: An Old-Fashioned Success Story