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Working with Cheryl last year was one of the best experiences in a long time of pursuing my professional development. She was able to help me define my visions, focus my efforts, and guide me towards an efficient and successful job search. Even though she has not worked in my field, she provided me with plenty of tailored resources and taught me how to use social media tools for professional networking and growth. Even after finding a new job I continue to work with her on my career development goals, because she thinks out of the box and gives advice that consistently brings me closer to the 5-year goal that she helped me formulate. Cheryl always appears to be one step ahead of your thought process and is extremely talented at asking the necessary questions so you can reach your own conclusions as to what seems best for you. She is motivating, supportive, optimistic yet realistic, and one of the most positive forces you can have on your side while trying to reach the next goal.”

Susanne Ebling


Cheryl has been a pleasure to work with and she gets results. I found a new position, in a tough economic environment, through LinkedIn using the strategies that Cheryl taught me. I was in the job market actively looking for over six months. I was not using social media before the pilot program with Cheryl and was having very limited success. Once I started using social media based under Cheryl's direction, my success rate improved dramatically and the number of interviews increased resulting in multiple job offers. I highly recommend Cheryl as a career coach.

Dave Becker


“I had been struggling with the umptenth rewrite of my resume for weeks, unable to get it to speak out for me. Then a mutual friend recommended Cheryl. I didn't call her right away since I stubbornly insisted to myself that I could do it without help. Finally, I realized that I needed a new set of eyes and some new thinking. Cheryl's response knocked me over. In a few short days I had a powerful resume that is exactly what I was looking for as well as a cover letter that I can easily customize. Cheryl delivers!

Richard Floyd


Cheryl wrote my resume, and after weeks of sending out my old resume and getting no phone calls, as soon as I got the first draft I sent it to a few job listings and was 5 for 6 in return phone calls- yes 5 for 6!!!..after no responses in the first 2 weeks; Cheryl's work made that much of a difference!! I know anyone looking to move on from where they are working and needs that GREAT resume should contact Cheryl immediately.”

Darrin Bailey





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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WRITING A RESUME?

Here is a quick quiz to test your knowledge about resume writing.  Answer true or false to the different statements and then read the correct answers below.

1)      You should view your resume as a marketing tool that highlights your best skills and accomplishments.

2)      You should include all of your work history dating back to your first job out of college.

3)      All resumes should have an objective statement.

4)      You can quantify your accomplishments even if you are not in sales.

5)      Employers are not interested in recent training that you have taken.

Here are the correct answers:

1)      You should view your resume as a marketing tool that highlights your best skills and accomplishments.

True.  Your resume should effectively market what you have to offer to a potential employer.  For example, an accomplishment statement like this is a good indicator of what you can do for your next employer: 

Realized savings of $11.9 million annually through business consolidation program that relocated two datacenters in 11 months.

Who wouldn’t want that kind of result?

2)       You should include all of your work history dating back to your first job out of college.

False.  According to resume writing rules, you only need to go back 10-15 years with your work history, so for most senior-level professionals and executives it is not necessary to go back to your first job.

3)      All resumes should have an objective statement.

False.  Objective statements are only necessary for new college graduates and career changers.  Job seekers who plan to stay in their fields do not need an objective statement.

4)      You can quantify your accomplishments even if you are not in sales.

True.  You can talk about the amount of time and/or money that you saved an organization.  You can also talk about employee/customer satisfaction scores and quantify the difference that you made in these areas.  If you instituted some process improvement, you can mention how you made that process more efficient in quantifiable terms by using a percentage.

5)      Employers are not interested in recent training that you have taken.

False.  Listing relevant training on your resume indicates to employers that you are current with what is happening in your field.  You should definitely list recent training.

Call to Career specializes in writing effective resumes.  To learn more about how Call to Career can help you to write a focused and targeted resume, please call 877-743-9521.

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