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Susan P. Joyce
Works at NETability, Inc.
Attended Boston University Graduate School of Management
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Layoff Self-Defense

Since we really don't have "permanent" jobs any more (if ever), follow these 7 steps to protect your income stream. Find that next job before you need it, but don't lose your current job in the process!

If it feels like things are getting a little precarious in your current job, start looking for that next job - VERY carefully!

#jobsearch #jobsearchtips
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CareeerBuilder did an interesting study late last years of over 2,200 hiring managers about the terms they viewed as best and worst. Very interestingly "achieved" beat "under budget" by over 30 points - so achievements, at least for the surveyed managers, were more important than the budgets.

#resumes #jobsearch
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The right keywords for you are the key to being found by an employer or recruiter in social media (like G+), a search engine, a job board, an applicant tracking system, and more. Here are 20 categories of keywords to include. My latest article on HuffPost.

#jobsearch   #keywords   #google   #googleplus  
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Been saying this for years!
 
Some good advice from the people2people chatswood office. 
You can apply for as many jobs as you like, but doing so won’t guarantee you success in finding a job. You need to be targeted in your approach and clinical in your execution, especially when you are applying through a third party, such as a recruitment agency. Recruiters (well,...
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The first time HuffPost has translated one of my articles into Portuguese (not by me) for Brazil. Amazing!
A caça ao emprego dura pelo menos quatro meses e mais de um milhão de pessoas estão desempregadas há um ano ou mais. Seguindo estes nove passos, sua busca por emprego deverá ser mais curta.
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Inspiring NYT article by +Kerry Hannon  - about moving on to a second career after a layoff or retirement. Love the retired Navy captain who "ran off with the circus"!

#babyboomers #careers  #retirement  
 
My column in  today's The New York Times. Print edition, Business section. Enjoy!
To stay engaged and add to their savings, retirees are transforming lifelong passions into new careers in the circus, on-screen and around the world.
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Excellent post by +Hannah Morgan, originally shared by +Rabbi R. Karpov, Ph.D. 
 
You've probably been asked for a bio at some point...here are some pointers for building one that will:
be memorable
resonate with your audience
increase your personal reputation (in the right areas!)

http://careersherpa.net/build-better-bio/
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Always happy to share good information for job search - like your articles, too, Ronnie!
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Are you leveraging your G+ Tagline? That little bit of your G+ Profile can be very powerful - both inside G+ and also in Google search results, too.

#googleplus   #googleplustips   #googleplustipsandtricks  
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Good information both for businesses and for job seekers (current and future)... Originally shared by +Deb Dib 
It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
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Many people are interested in working in a #nonprofit. +Ronnie Ann Himmel tells how she made the change. It's a great #networking story!

#careers #careerchange
 
The real story of my own #career change. Well, one of them! You can find it on the jobs resource site, Opportunity Knocks (OpportunityKnocks.org)...
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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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Massachusetts
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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) and Career Directors International.

BOOKS

SPECIALTIES

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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Starting a Business After 50: An Expert's Tips
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Climb Out of the Resume Black Hole in 3 Steps — Work Coach Cafe
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This is the major complaint of job seekers today. They submit their resume and it seems to drop down a black hole. Nothing happens after the

Employers are Googling you. Now what?
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