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|Keeping Up Your Motivation
To refresh your job search motivation:
1. Renew your confidence
2. Use career research meetings
3. Don't go it alone
4. Surround yourself with the right people
5. Keep up your activity
Now, the full article:
To re-energize your motivation during a job
1. Renew your confidence
How do you do this?
On your own, re-read your great performance
Remind yourself of your areas of competence and
your skill sets. Remember and write down your
successes, in P-A-R format. With others, start by sitting
down with the people who are your references -- they
are your biggest
cheerleaders! Refresh in their minds the
accomplishments you had while working with them.
Tap their network: "Who do you know who could use
2. Use career research meetings (informational
interviews) to get inside information, expand your circle
3. Don't go it alone
Networking group meetings give you perspective,
camaraderie, ideas. Also: buddy groups (geographically-
based mutual-support groups), and guerilla groups
(group made up of several people in one career field).
4. Surround yourself with the right people:
Employed people, positive people, supportive
people, people who tell you that you'll succeed.
5. Keep up your activity, and use some tactical
- Use visuals: thermometer (like fund raisers use)
- Visualization: picture success
- Reward yourself for activity: a movie, food, plant,
play, sports, shopping, alone time, a walk with a friend
- Plan and follow through on activities during your
job search time so that you enjoy your off time.
Give these tips a try and you'll keep up your energy
during this vital time.
Congratulations, Jason, who landed a software job in
Seattle. This is Jason's first major management
position. He's moving there from the east coast, and is
looking forward to enjoying his new city. Key to his
search? His network, where he learned about the
opening. Enjoy, Jason!
And congratulations to Gerald, who is in the
mortgage industry and YES, landed a job at another
mortgage company. Here, too, networking was key.
Best wishes, Gerald!
|Stuck, Stalled, or Confused in Your Job Search?
Job search not going anywhere fast? Find out what's
right AND what's wrong during a Quick
Consult with the Queen. This
1-2 hour session gives you concrete steps
to follow for getting unstuck, for a fee of
$175. And if you
choose to work with Joanne on these steps,
that fee is applicable to your search project.
Want some tips about career choice and job search from
Joanne, without leaving your keyboard? Go to her home
page, and scroll down to the media links.
Joanne's been in the news recently and the clips (the
longest is 6 minutes) have many tips you can use.
Let us know what you think!
|Tip of the Month
Thought of the Day:
Do one thing every day that scares you.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
Tip of the Month:
Be a Detective
Use your local business journal publication to
new businesses coming to town who may be hiring,
and find out who in your network might know someone
And check out the page with new hires who have
from one company to another: that kind of change may
mean opportunity for you.
We are proud members of:
- Association of Career Professionals
- Career Management Alliance
- Chapman Private Practice Alliance
- Business Networking International
Called "The Resume Queen" years ago by a
colleague, Joanne Meehl decided to have fun
nickname (which we've officially
she also takes it seriously by
her career management skills on the leading
through research and ongoing dialog with hiring
We also use "The Job
Queen", which better reflects the breadth of
our services. The trademark is pending. We
use both "queen" nicknames in our
Joanne's Blog: The Heart of the Matter
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What will you
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camaraderie with 40-50 of your peers, great
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