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Susan P. Joyce
Works at NETability, Inc.
Attended Boston University Graduate School of Management
Lives in Massachusetts
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New article -- sending a thank you note after a phone interview is smart. Here's a sample to check out --

Susan P. Joyce offers a sample job interview thank you email, including tips for making the email effective.
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If you've had chemotherapy that made working very difficult, you may have an "employment gap" caused by the therapy. You can explain the reason for the gap to future employers. Here's how by recruiter Ed Han --
Ed Han explains the options for handling chemotherapy on your LinkedIn Profile.
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Smart ways to leverage job boards for your job search -- not the way you might expect...
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Working for a startup is a very interesting and credibility-building experience, even if the startup isn't Google or Pandora. But it is essential to understand where the startup is in the process. Reach this article to understand --
Neil Patrick, veteran of several startups, explains how to evaluate which phase of development a startup is in so you can determine the level or risk vs. reward.
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If you've ever thought about returning to work for a former employer, read this article...
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Updated and expanded article on how to answer the dreaded what's you greatest weakness job interview question --

The tricky greatest-weaknessquestion can be answered 3 ways, and these examples give you ideas on how you can give a great answer in your next job interview.
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Being confident in your job interviews is very important for your success. In this post, part of Job-Hunt's new Guide to Build Confidence for Your Job Search, author Gus Lawson offers a 4-step process to have a confident mindset walking in to the interview --

Gus Lawson provides a 4-step process for building a positive mindset to build confidence for job interviews.
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If you or someone you know has a big gap in employment because of a serious health issue, like chemotherapy treatments, this post by recruiter Ed Han offers excellent advice --
Ed Han explains the options for handling chemotherapy on your LinkedIn Profile.
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An essential part of job interview preparation is the right mindset for success.
Gus Lawson provides a 4-step process for building a positive mindset to build confidence for job interviews.
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Introducing LinkedIn's New Open Candidate Function
This will increase your visibility to recruiters, but, if you are employed, be very careful.

LinkedIn's new Open Candidate tool provides people with the opportunity to become more visible to recruiters, although it does carry some risks.
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5 Ways That Negativity Can Harm Your Career by +Debra Wheatman

Being negative in your work and in your search for a new job can seriously harm your career in these 5 ways.
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Online Job Search Expert, Boomer, Veteran
I'm an online job search expert (having studied it for over 15 years), author, Boomer, veteran (USMC), laid off twice. In 1995, I founded NETability, Inc. after my second layoff.  

As someone who has been through 2 layoffs plus several voluntary career changes in my 30+ years of work, I am passionate about helping job seekers understand how to successfully find new jobs. My background in military intelligence, HR, and compensation consulting plus a few years as a programmer and nearly 20 years as a web developer have given me a relatively unique perspective, particularly about online job search. 

I also manage the Job-Hunt Help LinkedIn Group, speak about online job search at conferences and job clubs, am a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and am also planning to write more books about smart job search.


Through my company, NETability, Inc., I also own and operate 2 websites focused on providing free help to job seekers navigating the world of 21st Century job search. 

JOB -, Your Guide to Smarter Job Search, is free job search portal website offering jobs plus links to thousands of carefully-selected (by a human being) career resources plus over 1,000 articles in nearly 50 Guides, written by experts in their fields.

The job search basics:
How to use social media for job search:
More about smart job search:
And much more - find it all here. - is a free blog with nearly 500 articles and 11,000+ comments on topics like:
  • Is Your Job Search Too Old-Fashioned?
  • Why Submitting a Resume Doesn't Work
  • How to Answer: Why should we hire you?
  • How to Knock Their Socks Off in a Job Interview
  • Why LinkedIn Isn't Helping Your Job Search
  • After the Interview, What Is Taking SO Long?
  • More!

JOB - HUNT HELP LinkedIn Group


I am on the board of advisors for the Institute for Career Transitions (at MIT).



Helping people understand how to smartly use the Internet to find a job. Online job search expert, writer/blogger, and Job-Hunt content manager specializing in using Internet tools to support a job search or an applicant search.

For more information, please visit and, follow @JobHuntOrg and @WorkCoachCafe on Twitter, join the Job-Hunt Help LinkedIn Group, and "Like" the JobHuntOrg Facebook page.
Bragging rights
Survivor of the United States Marine Corps OCS and Basic School; both of my websites made it onto the 2013 Forbes 100 Best Websites for Careers list; author of How to Find a Job Using Craigslist and co-editor of New Year, New Job!; Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management; my @JobHuntOrg Twitter account has been selected by Mashable, Huffington, CareerSherpa, and AOL as a top account for job search and careers; and the Job-Hunt Help LinkedIn Group has been selected as one of the top 10 LinkedIn Groups for Job Search.
  • Boston University Graduate School of Management
    MBA - Information Systems
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    BS - Education
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Susan Plummer
researching, writing, exploring: online reputation management, social media, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter, Indeed, job boards, job interviewing, and all the other aspects of smart online job search
  • NETability, Inc.
    President, 1995 - present
    Publisher, editor, and chief writer for and, both top Career websites for 2013 and 2014 according to Forbes; author of several books, co-editor of New Year, New Job!, and contributor to several other top websites.
    Publisher and Editor, 1998 - present
    Your Guide to Smarter Job Search.
    Publisher and Editor, 2011 - present
    Help surviving the job search process.
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    Visiting Scholar, 2013 - 2016
    Exploring effective job search methods for long-term unemployed.
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    Research Affiliate, 2011 - 2013
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
    Senior Operations Consultant, 1981 - 1994
  • The Wyatt Companies
    Project Manager, Bank Compensation Survey, 1979 - 1980
  • Harvard University
    Systems Analyst & Assistant Systems Manager, 1974 - 1979
  • United States Marine Corps
    First Lieutenant, 1972
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