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Resume rules: Avoid common mistakes and stand out [video] -

About to graduate from college and worried about going a GREAT resume? Watch Joanne in this double video from for up-to-the-minute advice!

10 Warning Signs That A Recruiter Is Not Right For You -

"1. Ask What They Really Know About The Company - Go into this knowing the recruiter does not work for you the candidate, but for their client company. With that in mind, ask the recruiter about their relationship with the company. How long have they been working with them, and what have been their successes there, their influence there? Avoid the recruiter who can’t answer; this means they have little knowledge or influence. - Joanne Meehl, Joanne Meehl Career Services, LLC "

And many articles at Joanne’s LinkedIn page

Press Release: Joanne Meehl of Joanne Meehl Career Services accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Joanne Meehl, Founder of Joanne Meehl Career Services, a career strategy and job search coaching company, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Joanne joins other Forbes Coaches Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

Joanne Meehl says, “I’m thrilled to have been chosen to join the Coaches Council. For years I’ve referred job candidates to Forbes articles and guidance as among the best in current business news, so to be recruited to be on the Council is a huge honor. I hope my contributions to Forbes and other Council members help even more those who are career-minded or in job search.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Joanne into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

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Tips for the "Passive" Job Seeker – StarTribune

“Always keep a career diary, a file on your computer or phone where you are tracking successes, new skills, wins and growth,” says Meehl. “This makes it easy to update your résumé — even on short notice.”

How to Crunch Your Resume for Optimum Appeal to Applicant Tracking Systems - SmartBear Blog

“Joanne Meehl is one of more than 100 career coaches who tested the software earlier this year. She went on to mention the tool in seminars. Many attendees gave it a try to test their resumes’ ability to get highly scored by ATSs. Unlike Ramsay, Meehl’s job seekers reported a positive difference after using Resumeter, including hearing back from companies within hours instead of losing everything to a black hole.”

What Says 'Hire me!' to Employers - Builder

“Include success stories. Write down several career achievements of which you are most proud, suggests Joanne Meehl, author of "The Résumé Queen's Job Search Thesaurus and Career Guide."

"Choose one or two of these career success stories to go on the résumé, in very brief form, near the top of page one," she says. "These examples of what the candidate has done and can do, grab the employer's attention."

Reinvent Your Job Search – StarTribune

“There are lots of options to ponder, says Meehl. Have you attended meetings for professional organization in your field, to learn what's new and how to make contacts? If cost is an issue, some will reduce the meeting fee for you if you are out of work, especially if you volunteer to help with the meeting. Have you attended networking groups within your field? Have you talked with your college career center (they work with alumni) or other schools to find out the latest trends in the field? They may even know what companies are hiring.”

Find A Job Club / Job Search Networking Group for You – StarTribune

"Treat your fellow job seekers like the valuable connections that they are," says Meehl. "You don't know which of them may be in the position to hire you a month or two down the road."

Career Lessons From Celebrity Women -

“How many times do women take what others offer, not going after their true desire? "If women ask for what they want, they worry that they'll be seen as bitches," Meehl says. The impulse is sometimes in the name of diplomacy. But when working toward a goal, you must choose the best resources and strategies.”


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I am an accomplished Career Management expert who has worked with thousands of people in their careers. With so many people today calling themselves “career coaches” and “career counselors”, it’s important to make sure the one you choose has the right education, training, and experience. 

Here are my Masters-Level qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling with a focus on Career Management,
  • IJCDC Certified International Career and Job Development Coach
  • Chapman Private Practice Alliance
  • FAVAR® LinkedIn Certified

These, as well as my innovative thinking, and 20 years of successes make me a true career coach who gets results. My clients give me the best "certification" though by sending their family and friends to work with me!

Joanne Meehl, "The Resume Queen"® and "The Job Search Queen"®