job search SERVICES

Focus. This is THE #1 thing that potential employers want in candidates. They do not want a menu presented to them: "I do everything, pick one!" They won’t pick.

Instead, they want to know who you are and what you’ll do for them. Do you make or save money? Make or save time? Solve problems?

At Joanne Meehl Career Services, I’ll work with you to clarify your focus. We’ll work together to uncover your value and I’ll teach you how to communicate this value in a way that’s genuine for you.

We’ll develop marketing strategies customized for you to increase your network and get you known AND found.

In short, I’ll lead you through the "black hole" of the job search market to your clear goal.



“Thank you, Joanne, for teaching me that I have to show not only what I've done, but its impact, too. An engineer like me needs to do more than just list skills and tools -- I needed to communicate my successes, and now I do. No one can say "So what" to my resume now.” 
                                                                                                                          - Senior Software Engineer


Job Search programs:

  • Resume & LinkedIn Revamp/Coaching: Our program for those looking to update and upgrade their resume and LinkedIn profile to meet today’s job search market requirements. Learn to stand out in a tight marketplace.

  • Networking Skills Coaching: Networking Elegantly® is our philosophy and approach for those seeking to develop proven networking skills that don’t change your personality. Networking accounts for 60%-80% of placements in today’s market – take advantage of these numbers!

  • Interviewing Prep: Coming soon! Practice with Joanne, one-on-one, wherever you’re located. See yourself and learn immediately how to better describe what you have to offer.

  • Session on Any Topic: Have a careers or job search question that needs answering by an expert? Want to discuss a strategy? Need help with just the right wording for that email to a networking contact? This half-hour session gives you that just-right amount of time to get what you need, on any topic not available through our other services here in the store. Great also as a follow-up to most other sessions with Joanne.

  • Comprehensive Job Search Program: Our program for those looking to get hired faster! Includes all services at the Book Time With Joanne Store, all other services mentioned on this site. Working with you through your whole job search campaign


Individual Services, depending on the session you choose:

  • Resume, Resume for ATS Systems: “You on paper”
  • LinkedIn: Be an employer or client magnet!
  • Branding statement: What you want, who you are
  • Counseling: What’s your goal?
  • Cover emails, business cards, power letters
  • Developing the support of family and your inner circle
  • Genuine answers to awkward questions
  • Handling offers and salary negotiating
  • Interview prep and interviewing practice: Videos of you that teach you what’s working and what to immediately change to ace each interview
  • New to the area, or moving? Learn how to move your career there, too
  • Stoking your motivation during your campaign
  • Making sure that new job “stick”: those all-important first 21 days
  • Answering awkward questions about gaps, job changes, and so on
  • Overcoming biases
  • Referral Networking: Why I recommend this and NOT “informational interviews”, along with doing your Networking handbill: Grab their attention and make networking fun (really!)
  • Tapping the so-called “hidden job market”
  • Using social media in your search: Facebook, Twitter, others
  • How to work with recruiters, with key people who are networking gurus
  • Value-Based© Search Campaign: Convincing the hiring manager it’s YOU they want
  • Keeping up your job search productivity, accountability
  • Your personalized career strategy



Services are one-to-one, via web-based video (Zoom, etc.), over the phone.


Fees are by the session OR by the (Comprehensive) project. They are not by the hour, this way you don't have to worry about the clock ticking and you get everything you need from your work with me. Project fees are quoted on a custom basis.

Contact me today and let’s get started filling the TREASURY OF YOUR LIFE!