networking skills are your #1 job search asset

Develop Proven Networking Skills for:

Active job searchers, passive job seeker, anyone wanting to learn effective proven networking skills.

 

No matter what jobs appear on the latest hot web site, there is no substitute for networking in-person. Professionals simply cannot effectively job search at the computer keyboard. While research helps (LinkedIn, especially), human contact is key.

Networking gets you to find jobs you want, not just what's being posted. In other words, jobs that are career makers. Chasing ads means you are only going after what someone else is offering at one moment in time – and competing with everyone else.

Jobs found via the Internet account for only 4% of job placements today. Only 20-40% of open jobs are advertised. But according to numerous employer surveys, jobs found or created while networking account for 60%-80% of placements. Which way is a better investment of your job search time?

Networking puts you in touch with people who are not only rich sources of "inside" information about your target companies, but as they learn about you and your credibility, they can tell you about opportunities that will never be advertised, and introduce you to influencers in their network. And since networking is a two-way street, you have your own expertise and contact network to share.

Smart networking is especially effective when you're employed and need to do your job search "under the radar" and have very little time outside of your job.

You will learn ways of honestly approaching people you don’t know -- and you will learn what you have to offer them, and how to give back. I call it Elegant Networking© -- because it is.

This is a very full hour with Joanne Meehl, one-on-one, via phone or video chat, just for you. Complete details and fee are found at the Book Time with Joanne link on this site.

 

And more -- EVERYONE ASKS: RESUMES AND LINKEDIN

Resume and LinkedIn Coaching for:

Active job searchers, passive job seeker, anyone wanting to update or upgrade their resume and LinkedIn for the current AND near-future job market.

Career coaches get many, many questions about resumes and LinkedIn. Joanne also believe a good coach cannot deliver the resume without also delivering the LinkedIn profile -- and doing them BOTH well because candidates need them both. Technology is critical in today’s job search, whether we like it or not. Your resume and LinkedIn profile both make you visible to employers who are looking for you!

For years, the resume’s demise has been predicted. But it persists because it’s a snapshot of you, it’s “YOU on paper” -- and employers want to see how you think of yourself in that constricted space.

Joanne applies her writing gifts and career knowledge on your behalf. She was given the nickname The Resume Queen years ago because she constantly evolves resumes into state-of-the-art tools that get her clients those interview emails and phone calls.

And your LinkedIn profile is only as good as your resume because it builds on it.

She also constantly talks with recruiters and hiring managers, taps her LinkedIn technology gurus and goes to webinars designed for employers, so that she keeps up with how they find great talent by using LinkedIn. Working with her will accelerate your job search.

 

Resume and LinkedIn services include:

Resume: This is a line-by-line review with you, one-on-one with Joanne, when she tells you what you need to upgrade it.

Designed for the candidate who wants to start using a new and effective resume as soon as possible, this service gives you fast turnaround.

Is your resume not generating responses from hiring managers or recruiters? Joanne packs this hour on the phone or video chat with you with personalized coaching on your resume, line by line. Joanne tells you what you must do to make your resume more effective. This session is completely customized to YOU; you make the changes that will make the difference in your search. Wording suggestions are included.

This is a very full hour with Joanne Meehl, one-on-one, just for you. Complete details and fee are found at the Book Time with Joanne link on this site.

Customize Your Resume for ATS Systems: This is a half-hour phone session that helps you make your resume readable by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs).

Applying for jobs online but getting little or no response? Could it be that your resume ISN’T being seen by Applicant Tracking Systems?

ATSs, as they are known, are used to screen out the many resumes that don’t fit the job, and screen IN the minority that do. In this session, you’ll learn how to make YOUR resume, line by line, friendly to ATSs.

This is a very full half hour with Joanne Meehl, one-on-one, just for you. Complete details and fee are found at the Book Time with Joanne link on this site.

Your LinkedIn presence: This LinkedIn service is a line-by-line review with you, one-on-one with Joanne when she tells you what you need to do with your profile so that it says to employers, "Look at this one!"

So many people KNOW they must be on LinkedIn for their career AND job search, yet don't know if what they've written will attract the attention of hiring managers or recruiters. Or they don't know how to engage their network or "mine" LinkedIn for info and new connections.

In this session, you’ll learn HOW. 

Joanne Meehl will do an in-depth, 60-minute live review of your LinkedIn profile with you over the phone or via video chat to tell you what will work for you. From your photo and headline to each job, recommendations, endorsements, accomplishments, interests and every other section, Joanne will give you best practices and tips for what works. Her gurus are recruiters who tell her how people like them, using LinkedIn, find candidates.

This is a very full hour with Joanne Meehl, one-on-one, just for you. Complete details and fee are found at the Book Time with Joanne link on this site.

A Case Study of Successful Networking - Free Download

 

"Your help enabled me to move quickly and to put my best foot forward. I learned how to match my skills to available opportunities. I feel more in control. And you have a nice coaching style." 
                                                                                                              - Social Services Agency Director