Alison Doyle

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Alison Doyle

Alison Doyle is the job search expert for The Balance and one of the industry's most highly-regarded career experts. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Websites For Your Career and included on the Job Search Bible list of 25 Best Career Websites, Alison has been noted as a leading person to follow on Twitter by Career Sherpa, FlexJobs, The Guardian, YouTern, and Mashable, and one of the top people to follow on LinkedIn by JobScan, LinkUp, and Lifehack.


Alison brings extensive experience in corporate human resources, management, and career development. She also spent many years working as college career services office, developing information technology resources to assist constituents with job searching. Alison is the founder and CEO of 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 been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune,,,, Newsday, NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer,, HR Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal,,,, Business News Daily,,,,,,, and Consumer Reports.

She has been featured on the radio programs MarketWatch, InfoTRAK, Blogtalkradio, Career Success, Women Aloud, Something You Should Know, Your Time with Kim Iverson, The Job Search Solution, Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR - Boston, PRI (Public Radio International), and many local radio stations and podcasts.


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

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