Plugged In Work is about improving your career and workplace by being more intentional with your online presence. You’ll also find lots of job search and hiring tips because most of my career has been in recruitment and staffing.

Author Information

My name is Susan Wright-Boucher, the writer behind Plugged In Work. I’ve been publishing articles on career management, job search, the workplace, and online brand management 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 recruiting branches to multi-million dollar national accounts employing more than 1,000 contract workers.

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.

Original art by Susan Wright-BoucherIn my spare time I paint and draw. If you’re curious, you can see some of my work on my art site.

Thank you for visiting. You’re most welcome to leave a comment. I read every single one and I try my best to respond quickly.

Wishing you a great day ahead!



26 Replies to “About”

  1. I cannot believe that I haven’t had a good nose around your site before now 😉

    Isn’t it interesting – we both have similar backgrounds and interests! Such a pity we didn’t know each other when we came visiting in Vancouver/BC


    1. Hi Caroline – It would have been so much fun to meet in person! Oh well. We’ll have to make do with our online friendship. Thank you for visiting my website. It was a treat to wake up this morning and find a comment from you.


  2. Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wondering your situation; we have
    created some nice procedures and we are looking to trade strategies with others, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.


    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for asking. WordPress.com uses Akismet. It’s excellent and it’s free. I don’t even have to moderate comments before they’re posted so my readers can view their contribution immediately instead of waiting for me to notice it and hit the ‘approve’ button. 🙂



  3. Great blog Susan! I taught social media here locally for a few years and spent years in the social media arena. Retired from it all last year to travel and spend time with family. Blogging is the only thing I do now and really enjoy it.


  4. Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog
    and I am impressed! Extremely helpful ino specially the final section :
    ) I take care of such information much. I was seekng this particular info for a long time.
    Thanks and best of luck.


  5. Susan, thank you SO MUCH for the comment you just left on my blog. Wow – you have no idea how much I needed to read that today. Comments like that … from people like you … make me keep blogging.

    Thank you. XOX


  6. Susan, in reviewing some of my own blog posts, I discovered that you had made a comment on one that I failed to respond to. Ironically, it was a post about empathy….


    As it is my usual practice to write a response to all the people who take the time to read and then write a comment on my blog, I just wanted to apologize for my oversight.
    Thank you for coming by. I hope you will come again.



  7. Susan, thanks for getting in touch on my blog, motivating me to check yours out. Now I’m going to have to spend my Sunday reading and learning from you!
    Vancouver B.C. holds a special place in my heart – I proposed to my wife there while teaching a workshop at UBC. We always said if we ever relocated, Vancouver was our top choice. What an amazingly beautiful place. Great city nestled between the ocean and mountains. Spectacular!


  8. Hi Susan

    I am a Langara journalism student writing a piece about sleep deprivation and would love to talk to you about your “Sleep Deprivation Oneupmanship” blog post and your inspiration for writing it. Let me know a time that works for you to talk.

    Rebekah Funk


  9. Susan,

    You never cease to amaze me. You are such a caring, warm and inspirational person and you always take advantage of every opportunity to share your knowledge with others and network! You are an inspiration. I’m glad that we are still in constant communication. You are one of the benefits of social networking!

    Best wishes,


  10. Susan,
    I love your blog…. it’s fabulous and takes me back to many a best practise learned in our meetings.

    But mostly I want to say that I love the picture of you kayaking best. Simply put — glad to see that you ARE kayaking , enjoying nature and having fun.
    Work hard, PLAY HARDER.
    Warm regards,


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