Owner, publisher, and editor of Job-Hunt.org from 1998 until March 2021, Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce, Job-Hunt’s Editor and Job Search Technology Expert, has written many articles and ebooks including those listed on this page.
Susan’s background is dominated by technology and human resources experience, with a 3 year stint assisting in a research project (focused on understanding long-term unemployment) at MIT’s Sloan School of Management as a Visting Scholar.
A former United States Marine Corps intelligence officer, Susan has also worked in HR at Harvard University and in a Boston compensation consulting firm.
In addition, Susan also experienced being part of a massive corporate layoff in 1994 when her employer, information technology powerhouse Digital Equipment Corporation (# 28 on the Fortune 500 in 1994), began its decline into oblivion, cutting loose over 80,000 employees.
- New Year, New Job! 101 Top Tips from Job-Hunt Exerts for Your Holiday Job Search – collected and edited with Meg Guiseppi.
Susan wrote these Job-Hunt Guides (PDF ebooks) and edited all of the other Job-Hunt Job Search Guides:
- Choosing Safe Job Boards
- Layoff Self-Defense, both editions
Job Search Technology articles:
⏩ Using LinkedIn:
- 12 Steps to Outrank Your Competitors in LinkedIn Search in 2020 (Personal LinkedIn SEO)
- Choosing the Best Keywords for Your LinkedIn Profile
- Secret to Powerful LinkedIn Profile SEO: LinkedIn Skills & Endoresements
- 4 Steps to Leverage LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements for a More Powerful Profile
- How to Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box
- Maximize Your LinkedIn Professional Headline
- Transitioning Military: How to Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile for Your Civilian Job
⏩ Using Google:
- 5 Ways to Use Google to Avoid Layoffs
- How to Use Google to Find Jobs
- Interview Preparation with Smart Google Research
- Manage Your Online Reputation with Google Alerts
- 5 Google Search Ground Rules
- Google-izing Your Job Search
⏩ Personal Online Reputation Management:
- Online Reputation Management for Job Seekers
- Guide to Defensive Googling
- Activate and Manage Your Avatars
- Twitter for “Social Proof”
- Social Recruiting and Your Job Search
- How to Get Started with Social Media for Your Job Search
⏩ Personal Search Engine Optimization:
- The 25 Best Keywords for You in Your Job Search
- Your Most Important Keywords
- Choosing the Best Keywords for Your Job Search
- Search Optimize Your Resume Web Page
Additional Job Search Articles:
- Pre-Interview Preparation
- Answer This Interview Question: When Can You Start? (Plus Sample Answers)
- Avoid Job Scams: 9 Characteristics of Scam Jobs
- Email Basics
- Email Etiquette
- Making E-Mail Work for Your Job Search
- Keeping Your E-Mailed Resume Out of the Spam Filters
- Scam: Fake Job Postings
- Overcoming Unemployment
- Success Strategy: PROactive vs. REactive Job Search
- Involuntary Change Can Be Good!
- [Political] Party Your Way to Your Next Job
- Be a Layoff Graduate, Not a Layoff Survivor
- New Year’s Job Search Resolutions
- Job Search SMARTS for a Tough Job Market
- Finding the First Job After College
- Watch Where You Are Going
- Don’t Quit First!
- 10 Stealth Job Search Tips
- Using Google Alerts for Your Job Search
- How scam/phish proof are you?
- Successful Interview Strategies
- Job Search Over 50 – there are advantages!
- Where Are the Jobs?
- Preparing for a Layoff
- Don’t Make Them Think – Be Easy to Hire
- Tips for Job Seekers Over 40
- Tapping the Hidden Job Market
- Holiday Hope!
- 5 New Year’s Career Success Resolutions
- Turning Rejection into Opportunity
- Smarter Voicemail Techniques
- Pro-active Job Search
- 6 Simple Steps for Job Search Progress
- Stop the (Job Search) Insanity
- Beating the Job Search Blues
- Standing Out from the Crowd
Susan authored most or all of the articles in these Job-Hunt Guides:
- Guide to Finding Jobs
- Guide to Job Interview Thank You Notes and Emails
- Guide to LinkedIn Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Guide to Personal SEO for Job Search and Careers
- Guide to Onlline Reputation Management
- Guide to Social Proof
- Guide to Using Google to Find a Job
- Guide to Choosing and Using Job Boards Smartly
- Guide to Informational Interviews
- Guide to Privacy Protection
- Guide to Scam Avoidance
- Layoff Guide
- Guide to Stealth Job Search
- Guide to Online Reputation Management
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