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 human resources, information technology, and military intelligence.
For many years, Susan and Job-Hunt.org were honored to be mentioned, quoted, and recommended by the late Richard N. Bolles, in many editions of the classic career and job search “bible” — What Color Is Your Parachute? Dick included Susan and Job-Hunt in 15 of the annual editions of Parachute.
Affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management from 2011 through 2016, Susan held Visiting Scholar appointments with the Sloan School for 3 of those years. The research at MIT was focused on long-term unemployment.
Since 1998, Susan has been Job-Hunt’s chief writer and editor (a partial list of articles written by Susan P. Joyce), publisher, editor, 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.”
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 where she served as an intelligence officer, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate.” She was also one of tens of thousands of employees 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:
50 Best Twitter Accounts for Job Search Advice 2019
Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Job Search 2018
The 75 Best Twitter Accounts to Follow for Your Career
Top 28 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Career and Job Search Advice (2016)
40 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Job Search in 2015
20 Twitter Resources for Job Hunters
15 Career Pros Boomers Should Follow on Twitter
The Top 100 Most Social Human Resources Experts on Twitter
Whom to Follow on Twitter for Job Search in 2013
99 People to Follow on Twitter 2013 – list from CareerSherpa.net
14 Career Experts to Follow on Twitter – 2012 list from Mashable.
15 Career Experts Not to Miss on Twitter – 2012 list on the Daily Muse
In addition, many other Websites have quoted or featured Job-Hunt and/or Susan P. Joyce, including:
ENTREPRENEUR – 13 Must-Have Words to Include In Your Resume
GLASSDOOR – 10 Things to Doublecheck On An Offer Letter
FORBES – 12 Free Resources To Find a Job, Start A Side Hustle Or Change Careers
FORBES – Personal SEO Is Essential for Career Success
FORBES – Job Scammers Are Getting Better, But You Can Protect Yourself
SUCCESS.com – 4 Research-Based Ways to Make a Killer First Impression
FORBES, Richard Eisenberg – Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset, Your Reputation
FORBES, Richard Eisenberg – 10 Tips to Job Hunt Successfully During the Holidays
FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Why the Holidays Are the Best Time to Find a New Job
FORBES – How to Stop Playing Resume Roulette
FORBES, Ken Sundheim – 35 of the Most Influential Career Sites for 2014
FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Does Your Boss Know You’re Job Hunting?
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
Newsweek – Job Woes, Health Blues?
Boston Globe Profile
FORTUNE/CNN Money, Ask Annie – Job offer or identity-theft scam
TIME and time.com – The New Rules of Web Hiring
JibberJobber Blog – Job-Hunt.org: A Website You Can Trust
Link-Up Digital – Job-Hunt.org: One-Stop Job Hunting on the Web
SearchEngineWatch – Job-Hunt.org: An Old-Fashioned Success Story
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, revised and updated in 2014 and 2017) 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 Job-Hunt.org 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:
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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Susan P. Joyce offers a sample job interview thank you email, including tips for making the email effective.
Immediately after your interview, carefully email your thank you based on these important do’s and don’ts for the timing, device, email account, subject, and content. See the samples for ideas on appropriate thank you wording and content.
How to land that new job by avoiding these 10 deadly job interview mistakes that will ruin job opportunities for you.
How to successfully answer this job interview question – How did you find this job?
Like anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages of being a temporary worker.
Susan P. Joyce provides sample job interview thank you to send to the external recruiter who referred you to the job you interviewed for.
When you are being interviewed for a job, you need to ask these 5 very important questions at the end of the interview. Don’t leave without knowing the answers to these questions.
Susan P. Joyce offers a 3-step approach to preparing for and answering the surprisingly important ‘What do you know about us job’ interview question.
Build your personal SEO with the 25 best keywords for your job search so your resume and LinkedIn Profile appear in the right search results for you.
Susan P. Joyce offers a sample job interview thank you note for a job referral.
When an employer contacts you to schedule an interview, be sure to ask these questions so you will know if you want to accept the invitation and understand important details about the interview.
After a second job interview with the same person, sending a thank you is definitely necessary. This is a sample 2nd interview thank you email.
Sample job interview thank you notes when the interview didn’t go well — you were late or you feel like you failed the interview. But you may be able to recover with a good thank you note.
Succeed in your next job interview by following these job interview do’s and avoiding these job interview don’ts.
Answering the salary exepctation question in a job interview has a big impact on this opportunity and your future income. Here’s how to answer successfully.
Susan Joyce offers 10 types of research in 2021 that will prepare you to impress employers in your next job interview.
To successfully answer the greatest strength question, determine your strengths appropriate to the opportunity and use this 3-part structure to build your answer. Learn from the sample answers to position yourself as the perfect candidate for the job.
Answering the greatest accomplishment question in an interview shows what you see as an accomplishment and also demonstrates your value.
50+ smart questions for the interviewee to ask the interviewers in your job interview to determine if the job and the employer are a good fit for you.
How to answer the toughest interview question in your job interview in 2021 so that you have the best result — a better salary for your new job.