Joyce, owner of WorkCoachCafe.com and Job-Hunt.org that was on the Forbes Magazine "Best of the Web" list for job hunting for more than a decade, offers free sessions on how to spot a job scam.
Since 1995 she has run Job-Hunt.org, which directs visitors to numerous job-searching resources and features articles that advise those in the job market.
CUTLINE: (PHOTO) Susan Joyce of Job-Hunt.org warns people about job scams during a recent workshop at the Northboro Senior Center.
Be willing to work hard on your job-hunt. Don't just give it 'a lick and a promise,' and then give up.
Incidentally, this step is more overlooked than any other I can think of, yet has more to do with a successful job-hunt than anything else I can think of.
Learn everything you can about the job-hunt in 21st-century America.
One section of the Job-Hunt.org (www.job-hunt.org) directory of job search resources includes several articles on layoff survival (www .job-hunt.org/layoffs/layoffs .shtml).
If you're seeing the warning signs, you might want to prepare yourself by reading the Job-Hunt 15 Minute Guide called "Layoff Self-Defense: 6 Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Income." (A PDF version is available at www.job-hunt .org/guides/layoff-self-defense.pdf.) This guide explains the steps you can take before the ax falls so you can get your professional life back together afterward fairly quickly.
Job-Hunt.org also offers information on specific layoff preparations that you can do at work and at home.
Written exams and interviews began early this year, and Ishibe, hoping to get a provisional employment notice from a company, spent February to June fully absorbed in the job-hunt
process, but found herself exhausted and realizing that getting a job is not easy, especially amid the current economic climate.
Containing a booklet and CD-Rom, the pack will be used by the agency as part of its training programme to help guide jobseekers through the job-hunt
process.The pack also contains advice on CVs, application forms, speculative letters and preparing for that all-important interview.
As well as a step-by-step guide to identifying your new career, using the Internet and other tools, this guide includes all the latest information about how to speed up a job-hunt