Quoted in Intelligencer Article – “Dress for Success: What to Wear for Your Job Interview”

Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching was quoted in The Intelligencer’s article, “Dress for Success: What to Wear for Your Job Interview.”

Quoted in Monster Article – “7 Questions to Ask During a Web Developer Job Interview”

Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching was quoted in Monster.com’s article, “7 Questions to Ask During a Web Developer Job Interview.”

Quoted on Monster

Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching was quoted in Monster.com’s article “No Experience? Focus on Selling These Skills in a Retail Job Interview.

 

Julie Mendez Joins the Trailing Spouse Network Team

The Trailing Spouse Network is pleased to welcome Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching as its Podcast Program Director.  Bringing her wealth of career knowledge and networking contacts to the group, Mendez’s focus is to increase the quantity and quality of Trailing Spouse Network’s podcast offerings.

Mendez is also a trailing spouse herself, following her own Foreign Service spouse through four different countries and three continents to date. She knows first-hand the professional difficulty of expat life – since following her spouse in his career meant the end of her own as a recruiter. Fortunately Mendez has been able to parlay her employment background into her own portable business as a Career Coach. It is this experience, as well as her employment industry background, which Mendez will utilize in expanding the TSN podcasts series.

“I am very excited about joining the Trailing Spouse Network team,” commented Mendez. “All ‘accompanying spouses,’ whether Foreign Service, military, or expat, hold a special place in my heart. I hope that as we grow, Trailing Spouse Network becomes a community for those seeking to deal with the employment –related challenges of this lifestyle.”

To this end, Trailing Spouse Network is also looking for guest speakers for upcoming podcasts, and seeks submissions from anyone that has a topic of interest to the expat community. Podcasts are pre-recorded and approximately 20-30 minutes in length, with a relaxed, discussion-style format. Julie Mendez can be reached through the Trailing Spouse Network website at: www.trailingspouse.net/contact.

ABOUT TRAILING SPOUSE NETWORK:

Trailing Spouse Network focuses on the professional life of expats. Its goal is to build global discussion and collaboration on employment and business matters as it relates to the “trailing spouses” of the world. For more information on the Trailing Spouse Network, please visit www.trailingspouse.net.

ABOUT JULIE MENDEZ:

Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching offers a full package of job search coaching services (including resume and interview coaching) to job seekers around the globe. A graduate of New York University, she has experience in the recruitment industry, including as a Branch Manager for a placement agency in Washington, DC.

Because of her gypsy lifestyle following her spouse’s diplomatic career around the world, Mendez has also had the opportunity to serve as the Community Liaison Office Coordinator at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy; where she developed programs and initiatives to maintain high morale and enhance the quality of life for the US diplomatic community.

As a Career Coach with JSM Career Coaching, Mendez has led employment-related teleseminars for several US Embassy communities, and also has been a teleseminar presenter for the National Resume Writer Association. Mendez has received the CJSS (Certified Job Search Strategist), TCCS (Twitter Certified Career Strategist), and CCMC (Certified Career Management Coach) certifications from Job Search Academy. She is also a Behavioral Specialist and Authorized DISC Administrator. Mendez is a member of the The National Resume Writing Association, the Interview Coaching Association, and the International Coaching Federation.

For more information, contact Julie Mendez via email at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com, or through her web site at www.jsmcareercoaching.com.

Career Coach Joins Elite Group

For more information, call:
Julie Mendez

JSM Career Coaching

 (703) 763-1644

When Julie Mendez looked for even better ways to serve career-minded professionals, she decided to pursue International Coach Federation-approved training through Career Coach Academy.

Mendez, Resume and Job Search Coach with JSM Career Coaching, took time from her business to join an elite group of career professionals in a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that spanned 15 weeks.

Susan Britton Whitcomb, nationally known leader in the careers industry, and the President of Career Coach Academy, developed the program. A comprehensive, 400-page binder with practical coaching assignments rounded out the program that was capped by several hours of written and oral exams. Mendez passed the tests to earn the Certified Career Management Coach credential.

To help people win and succeed in fully satisfying careers, Mendez now has even more powerful tools, including a variety of:

  • Career assessments
  • Master F.I.T.™ to identify passions/priorities/purpose
  • Career exploration and decision-making strategies
  • Career branding
  • Professional networking
  • Job search strategies
  • Career advancement strategies
  • Life/Work balance

“I can offer so much more than the sum of what I learned,” said Mendez. “And, I have an expanded circle of colleagues who share my dedication to partnering with people who want to manage meaningful careers and move forward faster.”

“I’m excited about expanding service for everyone—from people just entering the work force, to those people who want a better job, to very senior managers determined to make a greater contribution.”

Julie Mendez’s company is JSM Career Coaching. Mendez may be reached at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com, http://www.jsmcareercoaching.com and (703) 763-1644.

Twitter Certified Career Strategist Joins Elite Group

For more information:
Julie Mendez

JSM Career Coaching

(703) 763-1644 

For more information:
Julie Mendez

JSM Career Coaching

 (703) 763-1644

When Julie Mendez looked for even better ways to serve career-minded professionals, she decided to pursue world-class training through The Academies.

With reports of as much as a 10-to-1 jobseekers-to-jobs ratio in today’s economy, job seekers have a new ally on the job hunt. Mendez, Resume and Job Search Coach with JSM Career Coaching, took time from her business to join an elite group of career professionals learning the latest on job searching via social media, specifically via Twitter.

Author Susan Whitcomb, nationally known leader in the careers industry and President of The Academies, Inc., and Chandlee Bryan, co-authors with Deb Dib of The Twitter Job Search Guide (JIST), facilitated the program—a comprehensive curriculum that reveals how Twitter is dramatically changing the ways that jobseekers find and identify positions and how they are landing jobs in a tough job market. Mendez passed the tests to earn the Twitter Certified Career Strategist credential, an excellent addition to her years of experience with job seekers.

To help people win and succeed in fully satisfying careers, Mendez now has even more powerful tools, including knowledge of:

  • The secrets others have used to leverage Twitter to land job offers
  • Building a personal brand, professional presence, and community on Twitter
  • Using tools like TweetMyJOBS.com to be the first to hear about job openings
  • Finding and connecting with previously inaccessible company insiders, recruiters, and other  influential networking contacts.

“I can offer so much more than the sum of what I learned,” said Mendez. “And, I have an expanded circle of colleagues who share my dedication to partnering with people who want to manage meaningful careers and move forward faster.

“I’m excited about showing people how to use Twitter to turbocharge their job search and advance their careers—from people just entering the work force, to those who want a better job, to very senior managers determined to make a greater contribution.”

Julie Mendez’s company is JSM Career Coaching. Mendez may be reached at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com, http://www.jsmcareercoaching.com and (703) 763-1644.

“Investment in Educators” Program – JSM Career Coaching Provides 15% Discount to Displaced Teachers on Preparation of Resumes and Career-related Documents

JSM Career Coaching  and The National Resume Writers Association membership embrace program designed to reward teachers for investing in our future leaders, offering discounts on services for teachers in honor of National Teacher Day on May 4, 2010.

May 1, 2010 – As thousands of teachers across the country receive pink slips due to budget shortfalls, JSM Career Coaching stands ready to provide assistance. Along with The National Resume Writers Association (The NRWA), a non-profit organization of professional resume writers, JSM Career Coaching has decided to come to the aid of teachers through the “Investment in Educators” program.

The initiative, which offers educators a 15% discount on the preparation of resumes and other career-related documents, runs until September 1, 2010. The discount is available to all teachers who have been notified their contract will not be renewed or have already been displaced during the economic crisis.

“Teachers are the backbone of our great country and they have dedicated their lives to educating our future leaders,” stated Charlotte Weeks, president of The National Resume Writers Association (www.thenrwa.com). “As an association, we decided it was time to give back by helping teachers increase their competitiveness in this tough job market with well-written, career-related documents, while easing their financial burden.”

More than 45 resume writers and members of The National Resume Writers Association have stepped up to provide discounted services for teachers across the nation.

All teachers in can participate in the “Investment in Educators” program by visiting www.jsmcareercoaching.com.

With National Teacher Day approaching on May 4, 2010, JSM Career Coaching and The National Resume Writers Association believe it is important that other businesses get involved in honoring teachers as well.

“The members of our organization realize the crucial role teachers play in ensuring every student receives a quality education,” said Weeks. “We would like to ask businesses to join us on National Teacher Day by also offering discounts on services and products to teachers in their local communities.” 

About JSM Career Coaching

For more information on JSM Career Coaching or to inquire about services, contact Julie Mendez via email at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com, or through her web site at http://www.jsmcareercoaching.com/.

JSM Career Coaching expands its services with Behavioral Profiling

For Immediate Release

Contact:    Julie Mendez, CJSS
                    JSM Career Coaching
                    Email: JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com
                    Website: www.jsmcareercoaching.com

JSM Career Coaching, has expanded its Career Development Services by offering Behavioral Analysis Profiling to job seekers internationally via the internet. Julie Mendez, CJSS, recently gained authorization to provide Behavioral Analysis Assessment materials, published by TTI Performance Systems, Ltd.  The assessment materials are recognized by Behavioral Consultants,
Hiring Authorities, Employment Specialists, Interview Coaches and Certified Professional Résumé Writers as a tool to identify and combine one’s unique inherent soft skills with acquired transferable skills, and to help one understand the communication do’s and don’ts based on how one’s specific behavioral patterns affect others.   Clients can now learn what unique values his/her behavioral style brings to the workplace and will utilize that information to communicate to appropriate hiring authorities. 

For more information, contact Julie Mendez via email at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com, or through her web site at http://www.jsmcareercoaching.com/.

Job Search Strategist Joins Elite Group

For Immediate Release:
For more information, call:
Julie Mendez, CJSS
JSM Career Coaching
Email: JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com
Website: www.jsmcareercoaching.com

 

When Julie Mendez looked for even better ways to serve career-minded professionals; she decided to pursue world-class training through Job Search Academy.

With a 4-to-1 jobseekers-to-jobs ratio in today’s economy, job seekers have a new ally on the job hunt. Mendez, Career Coach with JSM Career Coaching took time from her business to join an elite group of career professionals in a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that spanned 12 weeks.

Susan Britton Whitcomb, nationally known leader in the careers industry, and the President of Career Coach Academy and Job Search Academy, and Beverly Harvey, Director of Job Search Academy and President of Harvey Careers, co-developed the program. A comprehensive curriculum with practical coaching assignments rounded out the program that included intense training in all phases of the contemporary and customary job search strategies and tactics including those that have emerged as a result of the social media impact on recruiting trends. The course included 6 hours of self-directed study, weekly field work, a client case study, and testing in comprehensive job-search strategies. Julie Mendez passed the tests to earn the Certified Job Search Strategist credential, an excellent addition to his/her many years of experience with job seekers.

To help people win and succeed in fully satisfying careers, Julie Mendez now has even more powerful tools, including knowledge of:

- Job Search System & Process, including the Academy’s proprietary “40 Steps to a Savvy Search”
- Many of the latest “Contemporary” and “Customary” job search strategies
- Exclusive project management tools designed exclusively for job search efficiency and momentum
- Job search case studies for a dozen challenging situations

“I can offer so much more than the sum of what I learned,” said Mendez. “And, I have an expanded circle of colleagues who share my dedication to partnering with people who want to manage meaningful careers and move forward faster.”

“I’m excited about expanding service for everyone—from people just entering the work force, to those people who want a better job, to very senior managers determined to make a greater contribution.”

Julie Mendez’s company is JSM Career Coaching. Mendez may be reached at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com and www.jsmcareercoaching.com

New Career Coach Targets Foreign Service Family Members

Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching “Opens Her Doors” and Offers a Discount to Foreign Service Family Members

Julie Mendez entered the Foreign Service the way many do – through marrying the man of her dreams. But following him in his career meant the end of her own as a recruiter. Luckily (for both herself and her clients), she has been able to parlay her employment background into her new calling as a Career Coach.
Mendez’s intimate knowledge of the Foreign Service lifestyle is only half of what makes her unique in her field; her recruiting background provides her clients an insider’s perspective on what a potential recruiter or employer looks for in a successful candidate.

“We also operate differently than traditional resume writers,” commented Julie Mendez. “We do not write the resume for our client, but coach them through the process themselves. We use this as a learning tool, so that when our client walks into his or her interview, he or she will able to talk with confidence about their resume and work experience. We feel that you will achieve better results if you have worked on your resume yourself, versus having someone else doing it all for you.”

JSM Career Coaching’s other current services include interview and job search coaching. These sessions are designed to assist the Foreign Service family member with various issues such as cover letters, job search tips and assistance, interviewing skills, and practice through role play and other exercises. All services have one caveat in mind – that a client walk away with a “tangible,” measurable outcome at the end of his or her sessions, and are practical and useful.

Sessions are conveniently done via the internet, email, and phone, so that the client has immediate access no matter where they may be located. A discount is also offered to all Foreign Service and military family members.

“I understand it’s not just about finding just A job but THE job;” stated Julie Mendez. “It is my personal mission to empower Foreign Service family members by giving them the skills they need to land the particular job they want and deserve.”

A graduate of New York University, Julie Mendez of JSM Career Coaching has over five years in the executive search and recruitment industries, the most recent as a Branch Manager for a temporary placement agency in Washington, DC. Because of her “gypsy lifestyle” following her husband’s Foreign Service career around the world, Mendez has also had the opportunity to serve as the Community Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in Rome, Italy; where she developed programs and initiatives to maintain high morale and enhance the quality of life for the US diplomatic community.

For more information, contact Julie Mendez via email at JulieMendez@jsmcareercoaching.com, or through her web site at http://www.jsmcareercoaching.com/.