Why I Started This Websitesooz-june-2015

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.

About me

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.

You can sign up for email notifications when new posts are published here (there’s no set schedule but I average about once per month). The sign up form is directly below. If you don’t see a box to input your email address it means you’re already following this blog. Instead, you’ll be given a link to manage your subscription.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

My other social sites are here.

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 thoughts on “About

  1. Caroline Jones says:

    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


    • Susan Wright-Boucher says:

      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. pics says:

    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.


    • swrightboucher says:

      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. Victoria says:

    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.


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    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.
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  5. edenland says:

    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. Gwyn Teatro says:

    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. OurKudos says:

    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. Rebekah says:

    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. Donna Foster-Larocqaue says:


    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. Angela MacKay says:

    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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