Washington Career Development Association
Quick! How can your client find a job — in another state? Where can you find career information online that you can trust? How do you know when a jobsearch website might be a scam?
If you have ANYTHING to do with job search or helping others with career development, you'll want to attend this webinar by Susan Joyce, owner and developer of Job-Hunt.org, the premier free-to-users website on the Internet since 1998. She'll talk about and show us the best web resources for job hunters and career professionals, and how to avoid the scams.
Susan is no stranger to layoffs herself. She was among thousands laid off in 1994 when Fortune 50 Company, DEC (Digital Equipment Company) began to fail. Before her DEC experience, she worked in Harvard University's Personnel Office and in a Boston salary survey consulting company, where she developed many industry contacts and experience in employment-related issues. Susan has written and spoken extensively on the subject of online job search and was a pioneer in this relatively new field. She also teaches employers and recruiters how to recruit employees online.
She's been quoted in hundreds of publications, and her website has earned numerous awards. Job-Hunt.org has been listed since 2002 as Forbes Best of the Web for Job Hunting, since 2006 as the U.S. News & World Report Top Site for Finding Work and it's listed in PC Magazine Best of the Internet for Careers. Other kudos for her work can be seen on many other sites, including:
Susan's goal has been to provide "the best Internet-accessible legitimate job-search resources and services on the Web, and the best and most up-to-date advice from genuine job search and career experts," as well as "the most comprehensive listing of employer recruiting page links" — and more than 18,000 sites at present are listed on Job-Hunt.org.
Susan will take us on a tour of her own extensive website, which has state-by-state and employer-by-employer resources for job searchers across the country, as well as resources for all categories of job seekers, hundreds of solid articles written by subject-matter experts, and concise 20-minute guides to specific employment-related topics.
She'll also review some of the current trends in job search — for example, using LinkedIn for job search and company research, or using the new resume app at Indeed.com — and she'll talk about avoiding scam sites that lurk among the legitimate job boards on the web.
Supporting career professionals in Washington by providing learning opportunities, developing community, and encouraging innovation