Had you told me six years ago that my "little sideline business" would evolve in the way that it has, I'd have suggested you were nuts. JobJenny.com, in its infancy, was truly intended to be a supplemental resource that ran alongside my already-established recruiting business.
JobJenny.com was to be a place where people could come and go and gain inspiration, motivation and tangible guidance to help them as they navigated job search or contemplated a career pivot.
JobJenny.com was to be a "hobby project" of sorts, to allow me more time to write and be creative, and to help individual job seekers, rather than just helping corporations.
JobJenny.com quickly became more than a hobby project. By year three, JobJenny.com became our primary revenue stream and, today, we focus almost all of our time and attention here.
I'm both tickled and enormously grateful that this little business has become what it is today. I've met hundreds of amazing, talented professionals along the way. This job has taken me across the country (and world), onto big (and sometimes indimidating) stages, and on a photo shoot in the middle of the jungle. It's been an absolute ride so far, and I'm so excited about what's on the horizon.
What is on the horizon?
Among other things -- A book.
One of the immediate opportunities we're looking at is a potential book deal. We're also planning new courses for our recently launched JobJenny U and are in talks for a couple of additional incredibly cool partnerships.
And so ...
With all of these new opportunities in front of us, we're going to be limiting our available 1:1 services throughout July and August. Simply put, we need to allocate some of that time to these once-in-a-lifetime projects.
If you are interested in working with us this coming summer, here's how it's going to work:
1. On every Services order page (from June 1 - July 30), you will see how many services are still available for that month, and what date we're kicking off projects.
2. If you're ready to order, please do so (and thank you!). If you have immediate questions, you may contact Karen Friesen at Karen@JobJenny.com. We anticipate that we will sell out early in the month, for both June and July.
3. If our supply is out, and you're still interested, please contact Karen Friesen. She will be glad to recommend an alternate provider that we know and trust, or put you on a wait list for future support.
4. If you'd like our step-by-step guidance ASAP, at a fraction of the price of our 1:1 services, be sure and check out our Weekend Resume Makeover course as a possible alternative as well.
We'd love to be able to offer unlimited 1:1 support, but we have realized that now is an important time for us to power down a bit, so we can continue powering up.
I sincerely appreciate the support you all have given us as we continue to grow JobJenny.com. Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons (Keoni Cabral)