Why I Started This Website
Throughout my career in the recruitment industry, I saw two things happen over and over:
I saw great candidates lose out on job opportunities because they made mistakes in their initial approach or during interviews.
I saw really good employers miss out on their best hires because they didn’t understand how to market their workplace and close the deal.
When job seekers and employers fail to recognize that they’re in a selling situation they reduce their chances of success. That’s why I publish job search and recruitment articles — which is mainly what you’ll see on this site — with the occasional piece on technology because at heart I’m a geek.
My name is Susan Wright-Boucher, the writer behind Plugged In Work. I’ve been publishing articles on career management, job search, the workplace, social media, marketing and business development since 2009.
I’ve spent most of my career in marketing and senior operations roles within the recruitment industry where I managed everything from tiny two-person branches to multi-million dollar national accounts.
These days, I do freelance writing and marketing from my home office in Vancouver, BC. My work was mentioned in Working At A Distance: A Global Business Model for Virtual Team Collaboration by Cassandra J. Smith and I had the pleasure of serving as a pre-publication beta tester for The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick.
My free time is spent either with a paintbrush in my hand or in front of a screen learning everything I can about vector graphics and photo editing software. The banner at the top of this page features some of my art.
How To Connect With Me
If you’d like to stay in touch or hang out online, the best way to find me is through my Facebook pages. Here is the link to my career talk Facebook page. If you’re into social media and online marketing, you might enjoy my marketing tips Facebook page.
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Wishing you a great day ahead!