Between the Trapezes - On Job Search! | January 2022
Between the Trapezes

Help for when you’re between two career certainties

January 2022

I have the best job in the world.

Why do I say that?

Because I get to partner with professionals who are career-minded, who usually love their work AND who want to advance in it.

I am entrusted by them to help. When I work with clients, they are letting me into their lives...they are sharing a key part of themselves - their work, their skills, their talents, their values, their personality - so that I can get to know them, and thus be better able to help them tell their story.

And judging from what happens, the results show the process works: clients land interviews and offers.

Now I’m not saying that so that I can squeeze a commercial into this space. I'm saying it out of gratitude. Because the results mean my clients win the future they want. And that feeds my addiction to seeing them succeed. I’m so grateful.

So if I worked with you in 2021, thank you! Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to cheer you on.


Joanne Meehl
Resume expert who hopes you never need to actually use your resume. "The Resume Queen"®
LinkedIn profile creator if you want yours to be an employer magnet.
Networking guru who coaches you in elegant (not needy, gimme gimme) networking, finding hidden leads.
Interview prep that puts you at ease matching what they need and describing why they need you.

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Your Career Is The Treasury of Your Life ©
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Make your mark by using quotes about you
in your resume and LinkedIn profile: employers love 'em

You have said great things about yourself in your resume and on LinkedIn.You have described your successes, and have given examples of what you can do.

And that is great!

What to do next: add in what OTHERS say about you that potential employers want to hear. Quote them!

This is added credibility. On a resume, I urge my clients to add these quotes in the Summary section at the top of the resume. These comments about you might have been in your latest review. Or a saying applied to you by managers or by several coworkers. Here are a few examples:
  • "She always achieves more than 100% of the goal"
  • "Once he began to lead the team, turnover went way down and their numbers went up"
  • "She leads by example, inspiring others around her to do the same"

Why do these help you? The employer sees what other companies' people have said about you...companies tend to align more with companies than with candidates, so their thinking is, "If they respected this person's work, then WE are likely to as well." It gives them insights into you and your work.

On LinkedIn, making sure you have endorsements and fantastic recommendations, which are another way of getting others to say you can do the job. But add quotes in there as well, in the About section.

Quotes about you liven up your profile AND they offer proof that others see you as ready for that next great role, a strong endorsement of YOU.

Need to get more recommendations on LinkedIn?DOWNLOAD this free guide from my LinkedIn profile (scroll down to the Featured section) about how to get more recommendations.


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This month’s Tip from Joanne:

Wear a suit to the interview?

Are suits really required at interviews today?

In general, no. Staying home during this pandemic has accelerated the move to dressing more casually.

But "casual" does not mean sloppy. A quality, pressed shirt and blazer and matching slacks, and simple jewelry if you wear it, is a credible business look.

Asking a friend who works at the company about what people typically wear, or even calling HR a few days before to ask about expected interview attire, can also help.

Thought of the Month

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any.

—Alice Walker
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