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Driving Your Career Starts *Now* The Newsletter
May-June 2013


Welcome to Driving Your Career Starts NOW - The Newsletter, showing you how you can manage your career!

Be in charge of your career and don't wait for someone else to do it for you. Your career funds your life, so no parking allowed: drive it now!

- Joanne Meehl, aka The Job Search Queen - Celebrating 10 years as a your career choice and job search coach

What's here:
  • 12 Ways to Shorten Your Search
  • What Is The Next Great Company to Work For?
  • Helping you get unstuck: pick one

  • 12 Ways to Shorten Your Search
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    Some think that wishing and hoping will change their long search. Some listen to no one, while others listen to too many. And still others turn their search on and off, then worry about how the months fly by.

    How long has your job search been going on? Check out these 12 reasons why searches can take too long -- and their fixes -- at the link below.

    What Is The Next Great Company to Work For?

    A question I get a lot is, "How do I find out -- before everyone else does -- the next 'great company to work for'?"

    Hints: Networking, research, real estate moves.

    This short blog article gives you the answers. Continue reading here

    Helping you get unstuck: pick one
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    I make available many materials that will give you some coaching, right off the page, several ways. So whether you're a new vet, a career shifter, a new grad, or planning your second or third career, there's something for you that's designed to help.

    First, at my Ignite Your Job Search Store. There are now gift certificates at the store. Mention this (or forward this newsletter) to family and friends for a gift for yourself, or get one for someone you know who needs a boost in their career or job search. And the gift certificates are personalized for your recipient. Samples of the guides that are at the store: Want to know how to create a target list of employers? There's now a guide for that. What are the only five interview questions? There's a guide for that, too.
    You can even get live coaching time with Joanne here -- at rates that will more than pay you back when you use what you learn!
    All are at minimal prices, with a secure connection when you use a credit card to purchase.

    Also, right on the home page is a link to my free YouTube channel, where you'll see more and more helpful videos. These include three short videos about Applicant Tracking Systems, helping you get your resume INTO the system. Check it out.

    And while you're at the site, see what else you can read that will help you (the blog, archives of this newsletter), or what's free to download.

    A personal note: Thank you to so many of you who sent thoughtful messages upon the loss of my mother, at the end of March. She'd been ailing for some time but was still sharp as a tack, "with it", funny, and feisty.

    Thanks, Mom, for so much that words cannot express.

    JM 10.2012 Sm

    Joanne Meehl


    The things which hurt, instruct.

    -- Benjamin Franklin


    Tip of the Month:
    Be sure to back up your hard-won LinkedIn contacts.You wouldn't want to lose them, should LinkedIn go down or even go away.
    To do this export: Go to your Contacts section, click on Settings, Choose Advanced Settings>"Export connections".

    _______________________ One Meeting That Can Speed Up Your Search!!
    A Career Consult with the Queen is a 1-to-2-hour session with me that helps you get unstuck, unstalled, or unconfused -- or all three. You get feedback, possibilities, ideas, and a plan of action, as well as useful materials. It zeroes in on what's working in your search and on what needs fixing. In-person or via Skype, it's $175 and applicable to most additional services if we decide you need to do more work with me. For more info, just contact me.


    Useful links:

    Learn about ATS systems via the Job Search Queen YouTube channel!

    Thurs, June 6th, Face2Face Job Search Networking for Professionals: 5th Annual Recruiter Panel

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