May 2016


Welcome to the May Driving Your Career Starts NOW/The Newsletter, showing you how you can direct your job search, manage your career, and even start out as a consultant.

Spring (summer?!) is here! Put away the coat and boots, and grab the tee shirt and sandals. Renew your garden and get your hanging planters out, the sun is back!

Does your career need renewing? Then keep reading. Time to figure out what your next step is.

         - Joanne Meehl, aka The Job Search Queen -
Now celebrating 
13 years
guiding job searches
and advising professionals on career strategy! 

Get Ready for That Skype Interview!  
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Skype is used today by hiring managers to do face-to-face interviews without anyone having to travel. 

Just for readers of this newsletter, I'm making available for a short time, the guide 12 Steps to Doing a Successful Skype Interview, here. Download it now! And while you're at the store, see what else is there that might be helpful to your search.

Is It A Candidates' Market Right Now?

For some professions, there aren't enough candidates for the open jobs. So employers are super flexible. 

And some employers are still being as picky as in 2009. 

Here's a free report with the opinions of four leading recruiters: Paula Norbom of Talencio, Kurt Rakos of SkyWater Search Partners, Talley Flora of RedSeat, and Maria Weinand of Presbyterian Homes. They address several topics, giving the latest intelligence on the hiring activities in medical devices, pharma, engineering, sales, marketing, and medical care. 

Hint: limited time on the part of the recruiters means YOU must have keyword-rich content on LinkedIn and in your resume, so you can snag their attention quickly. 

Don't quite know how to say what YOU need to say in your search? Contact Joanne

Are you ready to change careers?
If so, what's your plan?

In your field for 15+ years and now thinking of another industry? Is it possible to make a change at this point? 

What about "transferable" skills? How to address objections from people who don't think you have what it takes for their industry and know little about your current one?

That's what Joanne's latest LinkedIn Pulse post is about. Check it out.

Let go or be dragged.

         - Zen proverb

Eager to strike out on your own? 
Are you a knowledge expert in your field, and burning to be on your own, free of the confines of corporate life? But you aren't sure how to do it, how to gain clients, how to market yourself? This is a new service I'm offering. Contact Joanne for more. 

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