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Between the Trapezes Rapid Response Resumes
August 2010


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

  • Rapid Response Resumes
  • Tip of the Month
  • Stuck or Stalled in Your Search?
  • For Those of You Who Have Landed That Great Job...

  • Rapid Response Resumes
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    Article Summary:
    The speed with which you can present a customized and tailored resume, especially for an opportunity you've discovered through networking, can make all the difference in today's job market. The best way to prepare is to have the right key words and phrases ready....

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    Tip of the Month

    When using the web for your job search, set time limits for each session. Use your PC if it has a timer feature, or your phone, or even the kitchen timer.

    Why do this? It's easy when using the Internet to get lost in your screen. One job posting leads to reading about the company which leads to reading a news story which leads to checking email....

    All of these are good things, but not during "prime time" for networking: during the hours of 8am to 8pm, when it's most possible to be WITH people. That's your priority in your search.

    You'll never look at the kitchen timer the same way again!

    Stuck or Stalled in Your Search?
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    Your career funds your life. So are you tired of waiting for "something" to happen in your career while watching others land good jobs? Are you ready to take action and land where you should be? Do you want to laugh at the Great Recession? Then consider a Quick Consult with the Queen -- Job Search and Resume Queen, that is!

    Here's what one Sales Engineer said about his Quick Consult: "I feel like a Sales Engineer for the first time in 12 months."

    Why let more time go by with no salary or a too-low salary? Find out what's 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 Joanne on these steps, that fee is applicable to any job search project package.

    Joanne Meehl does Quick Consults in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Call Joanne at 612/807-0258 (978/355-4200 in Massachusetts) or email her at to schedule your session.

    For Those of You Who Have Landed That Great Job...

    Senior recruiting expert Marni Hockenberg is a business partner to Joanne Meehl Career Services. Marni says: "I'd like to pose a question for those of you who've landed your new job or are currently in a management position: Are you unlocking the business opportunities that good hiring can cultivate?

    "At Hockenberg Search, we have a proven track record of providing focused, personalized search services to businesses to help find, recruit and retain top-tier talent. We take pride in partnering with our clients to build a recruiting strategy customized to their respective needs and in sync with their unique business goals. Be the hero at your company - contact Hockenberg Search today to build your team and stay ahead of your competition."


    Joanne Meehl

    Thought of the Day:

    Do one thing every day that scares you.

    -- Eleanor Roosevelt


    Coming soon: Interview Prep Packages
    These include phone interviews (if you don't do well with these, you don't get the face-to-face interview), face-to-face, face-to-face taped, and via Skype. Associate Kelly Colosimo applies her HR and recruiter expertise to YOUR interview skills. Stay tuned!


    Job search networking: Next meeting August 19th, Face2Face Job Search Networking for Professionals, Wayzata, Minnesota. Topic: Reaching Your Target Hiring Manager
    Details for all meetings are at the
    Upcoming Meetings/Dates link.
    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 60-90 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 "The 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 "The Job Search Queen" (now also trademarked), and uses this title more often, because it better reflects the breadth of her services.


    We are proud members of:

    • Assn of Career Professionals Int'l
    • Career Management Alliance
    • Chapman Private Practice Alliance
    • Business Networking International
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