Excited to Join the New Work Coach Cafe Team!

Meg GuiseppiFor the past month or so, I’ve been anxiously hovering in the background ever since Susan told me that she was taking over Work Coach Café, this wonderful meeting place for job seekers and careerists that Ronnie Ann created.

When Susan asked me if I’d be interested in joining the new WCC team, I was thrilled. Without hesitation, I said I was in.

I’ve worked closely with Susan for about 5 years as a colleague and Job-Hunt’s Personal Branding Expert, contributing articles on the various aspects of building and leveraging branding for job search. Her mission with Job-Hunt has always been to provide job seekers the best and safest resources and advice. She truly cares. I’m sure she’ll run Work Coach Café with the same dedication.

If you’re wondering who I am, here’s a little bit about me:

My name is Meg Guiseppi. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been a solopreneur in the careers industry. I founded my resume writing business in 1993, which gradually morphed beyond just resume writing into a whole range of job search and personal branding services executive job seekers and careerists need today.

My focus is on helping senior-level and c-level executive job seekers land their next great gig. Quite some time ago, I began offering executive brand development services to help my clients clearly define and differentiate what they offer potential employers over their job-seeking competitors.

You’ll find more about me and what I do on my blogsite, Executive Career Brand, and you can check me out on Twitter – @MegGuiseppi.

Along with Susan, you’ll see me responding to blog comments here at Work Coach Cafe, and I’ll likely contribute blog posts and assist her with various behind-the-scenes activities. Everyone on the team will strive to continue Ronnie Ann’s legacy of providing job seekers a safe place to fall in the daunting new world of job search and work.

I hope you’ll keep an eye on us and participate when it moves you.

Comments

  1. Ronnie Ann says:

    Wonderful news, Meg! Congratulations to both you and Susan. Makes me feel great to know that Work Coach Cafe is in such capable hands. I wish you much luck and enjoyment in your new role!

  2. Great, Meg! Now we get to read your advice in more places. Looking forward to it!

  3. Hi Meg, firstly congrats on your new opportunity with this amazing blog!
    I’ve been reading this blog thru and thru and love the advice.
    I do have a query of my own though… A couple of weeks ago I had a phone interview I felt went well, the interviewer told me they would be in touch in two weeks. I later emailed a thank you note to which she replied “I’ll speak to you soon” fairly quickly. 2 weeks have elapsed but I know she went on a business trip at the end of last week. Is it normal to wait this long? Do these seem like good signs?

    Any words of wisdom to a college grad getting beat down by the economy would be much appreciated!
    Thanks a million!

    • Hi Eve,

      Thanks so much for commenting and for your very kind words about the value of reading this blog. That’s why I’m so happy to be here!

      To answer your query, it sounds like other than the thank you email you sent, you haven’t reached back out to the interviewer since the interview several weeks ago. If so, by all means email her again soon, especially since she responded positively to your thank you email. Ask if a decision has been made, while reiterating your interest in the position and your good fit for it.

      This waiting is probably driving you up the walls, isn’t it? I doubt it’s comforting, but this kind of thing is one of the unfortunate parts of job search and happens to everyone who’s interviewed, probably more times than they’d care to remember.

      One of Ronnie Ann’s posts may help you understand why there’s a delay in getting back to you, How Often Should I Call an Employer After My Interview? — http://www.workcoachcafe.com/2010/05/03/how-often-should-i-call-an-employer-after-my-interview/

      To help you deal with the anxiety of “waiting to hear”, check out another one of her excellent posts, 12 Ways to Stay Sane After a Job Interview — http://www.workcoachcafe.com/2009/04/14/12-ways-to-stay-sane-after-a-job-interview/

      We’ll keep our fingers crossed that you hear soon and that you land this job. Good luck!

      • Hi Meg thank you for your quick response! I just sent an email, am crossing my fingers!
        It’s funny you mention those articles, I’ve read and tried all 12 ways to stay sane! Even added a couple of new things but whenever the day that the employer is supposed to call back comes near it is so difficult!
        Thanks again!

        • Hi Eve,

          I’m glad you emailed her right away. I hope it feels better having done something positive.

          Of course you’re right. No matter what you do, you’re still likely to be eaten up with anticipation and fretting when you’re waiting for that call back.

          I’m rooting for you. Let us know what happens!

          • Will do Meg, to be honest I thought I’d have an answer by now but I am hoping that receiving nothing is better than receiving a “thanks but no thanks” email…. Perhaps this is just the wonders of bureaucracy in action!

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