Why I might seem a little MIA

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Regular readers of this blog know that normally I write anywhere from 3 to 5 times a week at the minimum. Perhaps you thought I went on a fun vacation traveling to exotic places. But, No, I have been here all along.

So why am I MIA? I’ve only popped in and out of Twitter and Facebook at odd moments and I miss my connections. I have only written 12 posts this month (plus this one). I haven’t been commenting on other people’s blogs either. Did I fall out of love with social media? Don’t I care about my community?

No, I care more than ever because you all are part of how I got to my current busy status. The growth of my social media presence, coupled with the article in the local paper, Wausau Daily Herald (WDH), has created an influx of business I have never seen in the 20 plus years I have been in business. Then WDH ran this story, “Interview skills can tip the scales in a job search” on Sunday coupled with a rerun of the first article,

The perfect resume does more than list name and experience

in a special Employment Super Sunday section. More local people have found me through the articles than ever did in the advertising I ran throughout the history of my business.

The month of March has been incredible and I have been blessed with more new clients than ever before. Since I deliver most of my career marketing services live — meaning that either the client is here in my office or with me via Skype, this means that I have been one-on-one with people most of the month.

Great clients all month in multiple fields and some of those are already reporting success stories of either getting interviews or being offered new positions because they now have accomplishment-filled resumes. In today’s economy, to take a job search from resume to offer in one month is much harder than ever before. But my clients are finding it possible.

I just wanted to let you know why it has been a little quiet here on the blog. As I discover ways to balance, you will hear more from me again. For now, at least you know why.


  1. Bridget Haymond on March 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Been missing you, but am so happy for you – this is wonderful news indeed!

    • Julie Walraven on March 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      It’s been a long haul to get to this point but it has been a fun month.

  2. Melissa Cooley on March 31, 2011 at 10:07 am

    It’s so awesome to hear the success stories — of job seekers and colleagues alike! Many congratulations 🙂

    • Julie Walraven on March 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, Melissa! I appreciate that much!

  3. Shahrzad Arasteh | Career Consulting Services on March 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Julie,

    It’s great to hear from you, and especially to hear what’s keeping you even busier than usual 🙂 Congratulations on your continuing success, and thank you for keeping us updated on both what your fortunate clients are finding, and what you’re up to! It’s always wonderful to read your posts!

    • Julie Walraven on April 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

      You and I are behind on connecting, Shahrzad. I am learning that to see my favorite people, I need to schedule time with them. Let’s do that soon!

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