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Alison Doyle

Expertise: Careers, Job Searching
Title: Job Search and Career Expert
Education: Indiana University Bloomington, State University of New York at Oneonta


  • One of the industry's most highly regarded job search and career experts.
  • Spent many years working at Skidmore College's career services office, developing information technology resources to assist constituents with job searching.
  • Recognized by Forbes as having one of the Top 100 Websites For Your Career, included on the Job Search Bible's list of 25 Best Career Websites, and listed on Career Sherpa's Best Websites for 2020 Job Search.


Alison brings extensive experience in corporate human resources, management, and career development. She also spent many years working at Skidmore College's career services office, developing information technology resources to assist students and alumni with job searching. Alison is the founder of and publishes the Career Connections newsletter, which provides simple and straightforward advice for every step of your career.

Alison is also the author of "Alison Doyle's Job Search Guidebook," "Internet Your Way to a New Job: How to Really Find a Job Online," and "The Guide to Job Searching." She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Alison has also been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including LinkedIn, Forbes, The New York Times, and many more.


Alison holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and has completed several years of coursework on employee benefit plans and information technology.

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