I was thrilled for Susan P. Joyce, my esteemed colleague and online job search guru, when she told me last month that she was about to purchase Work Coach Cafe, a widely-read and highly respected job search and career hub.
I was even more thrilled when Susan invited me to join her new team of career professionals supporting Work Coach Café, beginning in the new year.
Ronnie Ann Himmel, who founded the site in 2007, decided to move on to the next stage of her career. She built an amazing community of supportive members and will be sorely missed.
Taking over the reins from Ronnie Ann, Susan summed up her challenge in her introductory blog post last week:
“Ronnie Ann’s are the proverbial “big shoes” to fill, and I will do my best, honoring what Ronnie Ann has created over 5 years of hard work, and, hopefully, continuing to help people with work and job search issues.”
For nearly 15 years, Susan has been the publisher and editor of the top Internet employment portal Job-Hunt.org, named Forbes Best of the Web for Job Hunting and U.S. News & World Report Top Site for Finding Work.
For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been Job-Hunt’s Personal Branding Expert, contributing articles on the various aspects of building and leveraging branding in job search.
I’ve come to know and deeply respect Susan as a friend, and as a job search expert and website owner who is fiercely dedicated to providing job seekers the best and safest resources and advice. She truly cares. You can always trust her to have job seekers’ best interests at heart. And she knows most of the best career professionals in the industry, so you can bet she’ll have quality support on the site, just as she does on Job-Hunt.
On Work Coach Café, you’ll see me responding to comments, and I’ll likely contribute blog posts and assist Susan with various behind-the-scenes activities. The new team’s mission is to continue Ronnie Ann’s legacy of providing job seekers a safe place to fall in the daunting new world of job search and work.
Come visit us at Work Coach Café and subscribe to receive the latest blog posts. Lots of good things will be happening!