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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.”

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Twitter is a mystery to many people.  It has a language all its own—tweets, hashtags, RT, DM, tweetups, and  tweeps.  And it has its own etiquette.  You are expected to thank people who retweet your tweets and follow people who follow you.

But perhaps the biggest mystery of all is how to use Twitter in a job search.  Many executives see Twitter as a fun application for young people who want to keep their friends updated on the minutiae of their lives (what restaurant they went to, what they ate for lunch, their ride home from the subway), but it is also where many hiring managers are and where recruiters regularly post openings, which is why it is an important social networking tool to master.

Here are some important tips for setting yourself up for job search success on Twitter:

1.       Create a professional-looking background for your Twitter profile.  There are several applications available to help you do this.  One of them that is free is Twitbacks.  You can upload your picture and choose a template that presents you well.

2.       Write a bio that describes what you do and what you have to offer.  Make sure to include keywords that a recruiter would search for so that you can be found. 

3.       Include your LinkedIn URL as part of your bio.  Space is very limited on Twitter, so you want to be able to refer recruiters and hiring managers to more information about your professional background.  LinkedIn is perfect for this.  It is an extended resume, and you can even upload your two-page resume to your profile.

4.       Tweet information of interest to employers.  Use your tweets to talk about professional association meetings that you have attended and industry-related articles that you have read.  This will show that you are staying current with your field.

5.       Search for the right people to follow.  In order to be effective on Twitter, you need to follow the right people and have them follow you.  Twellow is an application that has Twitter users categorized, so you can search for people who are in your profession or industry to follow.  Also, you can find executives in your field using ExecTweets.  Twitter users are also categorized on this site so that you can find appropriate people to follow.

6.       Use hashtags to make it easier for employers to find you.  Hashtags are terms used on Twitter that start with the # sign.  Many Twitter users regularly search for tweets by hashtags so that they can stay up to date with what people are saying about a particular topic.  Some hashtags that are useful to job seekers are #jobs, #jobsearch, #careers, and #employers.  You can also search Twitter for hashtags that are specific to your field.

For assistance with using Twitter for your search, send an email to Cheryl Palmer of Call to Career at admin@calltocareer.com or call 877-743-9521.


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