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Susan P. Joyce
Works at NETability, Inc.
Attended Boston University Graduate School of Management
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Personal SEO is essential for a successful job search and career!
Personal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) helps you become more visible to recruiters and employers looking for job candidates.
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In a job search, your elevator pitch is very important. Here's how to develop your pitch.
Each job seeker needs to be prepared with a solid elevator pitch that describes who they are, what they do, and what they want.
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Leaving a Job?

Be very wary of the "exit interview" opportunity...
Exit interviews are the typical method employers use to discover why employees are leaving. The idea is to discover what needs to be fixed. Unfortunately, while it sounds like a great idea, it isn't. Nobody wins, and the departing employees can lose big time.
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Job Search Collection

Smart and effective job hunting today is a moving target. This collection will help people learn what works and stay up-to-date for their job search and their career.
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Thank you! Hope it helps people cope with the current job market. Please add any posts you think would be helpful, too.
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Salary Negotiation

The toughest part of a job search  for most of us is the salary negotiation at the end. As usual +Kerry Hannon has thoroughly analyzed the situation and the options and offers her usual excellent insight.
Effective salary negotiation tips to help job seekers establish their value as a worker to employers.
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Hi plz am looking for a job how do i go about can we chart direct ?
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Doing what you love...
 
Nice feature on my keynote at The Oklahoma Conference on Aging. http://newsok.com/aging-expert-urges-boomers-to-refire-vs.-retire/article/5417693
Recent studies show “retirees” are moving into encore careers or bridge jobs with greater flexibility and fewer hours
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So much easier if you love what you do and have your health.  Great for your brain too.
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The availability of Internet and technology has dramatically changed recruiting today. Consequently, to be effective, the methods you use for your job search must change as well, to meet the new requirements. The Hiring Process Has Changed. For decades we had a standard process for finding a job ...
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Exit Interviews Can Be DEADLY to Your Career

This is how to ace that interview, if you can't escape it.
When possible, avoid participating in an “exit interview” when you leave an employer. You do not benefit from participating. In fact, exit interviews can be a dangerous minefield for the exiting employee, where the only “reward” for participation is making enemies.
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Online Reputation Management

"Google is the new resume" according to What Color Is Your Parachute author Dick Bolles. As usual, he is very correct!
Employers and recruiters Google job seekers. Understand why and how managing your reputation is critical for your job search and your career.
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If you are currently employed, be VERY careful about your job search. Your employer will probably not respond well to learning you are job hunting. In fact, you may be fired for job hunting. Here's how to conduct a "stealth" job search.
A secret/stealth job search is necessary to protect your job if you have one.
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*Job Posting Disappear?"

That's not necessarily bad news. Here's what could be going on...
Job postings disappear, but often it's good news if you have already applied. Here are 7 possible explanations about what is happening.
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Effective Job Search
Excellent information shared by +Dick Bolles, author of perennial best-seller What Color Is Your Parachute?  in an interview conducted by Professor +Ofer Sharone of MIT and +The Institute for Career Transitions 
 
ICT Director Professor Ofer Sharone interviewed What Color Is Your Parachute author Dick Bolles about how to conduct a successful job search in 2015. Dick is the author of annual best selling career book, What Color Is Your Parachute? which Dick revises and updates every year. Parachute has sold over 10,000,000 copies and was chosen by the Library of Congress as one of the twenty-five books that have changed lives.
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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
Employment
  • NETability, Inc.
    President, 1995 - present
    Publisher, editor, and chief writer for Job-Hunt.org and WorkCoachCafe.com, 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.
  • Job-Hunt.org
    Publisher and Editor, 1998 - 2014
    Your Guide to Smarter Job Search.
  • WorkCoachCafe.com
    Publisher and Editor, 2011 - 2014
    Help surviving the job search process.
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    Visiting Scholar, 2013 - 2014
    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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Online Job Search Expert, Boomer, Veteran
Introduction
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.

JOB SEARCH WEBSITES

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 - HUNT.org, 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.

WORKCOACHCAFE.com - 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

ADVISORY BOARDS

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

BOOKS

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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 Job-Hunt.org and WorkCoachCafe.com, 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.
Education
  • Boston University Graduate School of Management
    MBA - Information Systems
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
    BS - Education
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Smart Elevator Pitch in 7 Parts — Work Coach Cafe
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Each job seeker needs to be prepared with a solid elevator pitch that describes who they are, what they do, and what they want.

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When possible, avoid participating in an “exit interview” when you leave an employer. You do not benefit from participating. In fact, exit i

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Salary Negotiation and Job Search - AARP
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Effective salary negotiation tips to help job seekers establish their value as a worker to employers.

Why Did They Take Down That Job Posting? — Work Coach Cafe
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Job Search and Job Networking in a New Location — Work Coach Cafe
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Winning the Job Search Numbers Game — Work Coach Cafe
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Be Find-Able to Be Hired: Your Best Keywords!
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Involuntary Change Can Be GREAT! - Work Coach Cafe
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Sometimes change we don’t want, change we may even fear and dread — like a layoff — can be very good for us in the long run. Because we have

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