Profile

Cover photo
Melissa Cooley
Works at The Job Quest
572 followers|28,521 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you find yourself bouncing from job to job? Maybe it's time to analyze your situation a little more closely.
It feels kind of anticlimactic.That sentiment was uttered by someone I knew shortly after she was married to her beloved. It seems that, after all the excitement of the planning, the bridal showers, being "princess for a day" at her wedding, and the honeymoon, everyday life felt just a little bland to her.I remember thinking, "How sad." And really -- it is quite sad to work so hard toward something, successfully achieve it, and then once you're "...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dreams can help us aspire to greater heights than we thought possible. But sometimes those same dreams can restrain us.

What are some of those factors that hold us back? What happens if we decide to break free anyway?
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
There may be other options than just quitting your job if you want to take a leave from your work.
I was recently asked this question: "I would like to take some time off to spend with my young children. How should I handle this gap on my résumé to minimize my difficulty in reentering the workfo...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
"What good is a strong foundation if you’ve built it on a sinkhole? You need firm ground to build your foundation."

Make sure your job search efforts are on firm ground by nailing the top priorities first. #jobsearch #jobloss
Priorities can get so completely messed up when job loss enters the picture. All too often, the fact that a person is now unemployed takes over everything. Don't get me wrong -- a job loss needs to...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Honored to be included in this line-up!
 
NEW ‪#PODCAST‬ EPISODE! Enhance Your ‪#‎JobSearch‬ Through Infographic ‪#‎Resumes‬ and Your Personal Brand http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/57/ Conversations with +Melissa Cooley, +Hannah Morgan, and +Keith Townsend. 
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Managers: what kind of support do you give your employees? What kind of support do you get back?
On a three-part interview with social media expert Phil Gerbyshak from several years back, there was an interesting question posted at the end of it: "Are you properly nurturing your supporting rel...
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
572 people
Robert Stepic's profile photo
Claire Anderson's profile photo
Mark Babbitt's profile photo
Ramesh Ramloll's profile photo
Annie Rose Favreau's profile photo
Stuart Ritchie's profile photo
Capt. Robert Semrau's profile photo
Azhar Mateen's profile photo
Amanda Orson's profile photo

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you know what the best practices are for job hunting in your field?
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
When picking a job hunt strategy, use sound reasoning.
1
vinod kumar mishra's profile photo
 
I am

mmony 
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
#Interviewing is stressful enough as it is. Why not minimize it by incorporating some preplanning?
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
"If the reader can’t easily discern from your résumé why you should be brought in for an interview, it won’t happen."
It's not uncommon for folks who want to partner with me to say something along the lines of, "I need a better résumé to get a job." I then (gently) correct them: Your résumé won't get you a job. It...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
September is International Update Your #Resume Month! How are you preparing your #career materials for your next opportunity?
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Cooley

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Responsible for" is a phrase that professional resume writers recommend be removed from a job seeker's career management materials. What other word are you using that might be doing similar damage?
In writing a résumé, great care should be taken to ensure that the words chosen powerfully convey the value you have to bring to a prospective employer. Words and phrases that minimize the "punch" ...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
572 people
Robert Stepic's profile photo
Claire Anderson's profile photo
Mark Babbitt's profile photo
Ramesh Ramloll's profile photo
Annie Rose Favreau's profile photo
Stuart Ritchie's profile photo
Capt. Robert Semrau's profile photo
Azhar Mateen's profile photo
Amanda Orson's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Career Consultant & Certified Résumé Writer
Skills
Resume writing, interview preparation, career management, personal branding, job search strategies, career counseling, social media
Employment
  • The Job Quest
    Career Consultant, 2010 - present
Contact Information
Work
Phone
920.350.2616
Email
Story
Tagline
Passionate about helping people reach their job search/career goals. Let's work together for your success!
Introduction
Frustrated with your job search? Looking for guidance in managing your career? Assisting individuals who are seeking employment or facing the confusion of navigating their career path is my central focus with The Job Quest. By honing in on your needs and aspirations, you can be assured that, together, a plan will be devised to enable you to reach your goals!
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Looking for
Networking