Welcome to Between the Trapezes! That space
between two certainties can be unsettling. But taking the
leap across is what brings career success. -- Joanne
Meehl, aka The Job Search Queen
|3 Ways to Shake It Up!
To heck with New Year's resolutions: they seldom
Instead, take to heart three things about today's
that will propel your search forward:
1. It's not your dad's/mom's job search any more.
In fact, if you looked for a job even two years ago, it's
not even THAT job search any more. Evidence: Only
20-40% of good, open jobs are advertised or posted.
Why? Because companies know they can find great
talent through their own employees, through people
networking their way "in", and through using social
media on the Web (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter). So,
to shake things up in your favor,
adjust your search to match.
2. Today, it's about the employer's pain, not what YOU
Meaning, recitation of your work history will not
impress. Instead, shake it up by using that
history to ferret out
their problem(s), and by telling them how you'd fix
will get their attention.
3. Know that to speak well of yourself these days is
"bragging". You may normally be someone who
doesn't call attention to your successes and jobs well
But during your job search, you must tell the
interviewer those very things. To do so
means you will be helping her do her job: she
will be able to go back to her people and say
"FINALLY, I've found someone who has SHOWN me
they CAN do this job!" So be ready to shake up your
old approach to instead tell your success
stories. And tell them while you're networking, too: you
never know if the person you're talking to is your next
|Thank You for your referrals AND your business in 2009!
Thank you for your referrals AND your business
in 2009, in
in Boston! It was a good year, mostly because clients
All our clients come to
us via word of mouth, so we deeply appreciate your
endorsement of us and trust in us.
|What About You?
It's a new year: Are you tired of waiting for
"something" to happen in your career? Are you
ready to take
action and land in 2010?
Do you want to laugh at the recession? Then
consider a Quick Consult with the Queen. Job search
and resume queen, that is!
Here's what one Marketing Manager said about
Consult: "I definitely felt like the session gave a fresh
direction to my job search and have already begun to
implement a number of your ideas into my strategy."
Why let more
time go by with no salary or a too-low salary? Find out
right AND what's wrong during a Quick
Consult with the Queen. This
1 1/2 to 2-hour session gives you concrete steps
to follow for getting unstuck. It also gives you practical
insights into what
YOU bring a new employer, knowledge about what
sets you apart from the crowd of other candidates.
The fee is $175 and the results are priceless!
And if you
choose to work with one of us on these steps,
that fee is applicable to your search project.
and Career Consultant Kelly Oslund
do Quick Consults in person or over the phone/Skype.
email us today to
schedule your session.
Thought of the Day:
If you have a talent, use it in every which way
possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser.
Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going
-- Brendan Francis
Follow Joanne on Twitter for frequent
of info about job search: jobsearchqueen1
And see her profile and recommendations on
Joanne's blog: The Heart of the Matter
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Job search networking: Next meeting
Face2Face Job Search Networking, Wayzata,
Minnesota. On Jan. 7th, Joanne and Kelly will have an
open Q & A session about the job search in 2010.
Stump the experts: come to the meeting and ask your
question. Next meeting after that: January 21st. Details
for all meetings are at the
Upcoming Meetings/Dates link.
Search Networking for Professionals in Wayzata,
is the group that Joanne Meehl and Kelly Oslund
Thursday mornings a month.
What will you
find, if you attend? An upbeat, lively atmosphere,
plenty of new
information about the job search in this very
competitive job market, effective networking,
camaraderie with 60 to 75+ of your peers, great
speakers on current topics, and a chance to sharpen
your focus so that you get noticed by hiring
managers. We guarantee this group will add
energy and power to your job search. All info is at
Ever since a colleague called Joanne Meehl
Resume Queen" years ago, and she then
trademarked the title, Joanne has worked to live up to
the name by constantly keeping her resumes in tune
with what employers will read. Since then, she added
Queen" (now also trademarked), and uses this
title more often,
better reflects the breadth of
We are proud members of:
- Assn of Career Professionals Int'l
- Career Management Alliance
- Chapman Private Practice Alliance
- Business Networking International