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Driving Your Career Starts *Now* The Newsletter
July 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:
  • Using LinkedIn Groups to Your Advantage
  • Accepting 'What is' Gives You More Control of Your Search
  • Helping you get unstuck: pick one

  • Using LinkedIn Groups to Your Advantage
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    I've done a 4-minute video about how being active in LinkedIn Groups can help your career and job search. Just joining groups isn't enough -- be active in them!

    Click on the link below to see the video. Comments there are welcome!

    Accepting 'What is' Gives You More Control of Your Search
    Man thinking blue shirt

    "If you pick an argument with reality, you always lose." The reality of job search: It's not easy. Fight that, and you lose.

    But you can win. Read the article.

    Helping you get unstuck: pick one

    I make available many materials that will give you some coaching, right off the page, several ways. So whether you're an executive, 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, to the right 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. And a new one about LinkedIn Groups. Check 'em 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.

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    Joanne Meehl


    One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

    -- Jack Penn, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, sculptor and author, and at once time a member of the President's Council in South Africa


    Tip of the Month:
    Stay in charge of your job search. If you send your resume to a friend at a target company who sends it on to a hiring manager, don't expect the friend to manage what happens after that -- YOU should follow up and manage any activity.

    _______________________ 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:

    See the latest videos by Joanne at the Job Search Queen YouTube channel!

    Thurs, August 1st, Face2Face Job Search Networking for Professionals "In It to Win It: How to Have the Best Hand at the Interview" Ellen Zebrun of Sage Presence

    5+ Years of newsletters, free here

    Joanne's "Driving Your Career Starts Now" BLOG

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    phone: 612-807-0258 and 978-355-4200

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    phone: 612-807-0258 and 978-355-4200