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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.”

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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.

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“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

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Given the competitive nature of today’s job market, as an executive you need to turn over every stone to find that next job.  One stone that you may or may not have thought about looking under is going back to your old company to see if they have anything that fits your background.  If you have had a good relationship with a former employer, you should certainly include that employer in your job search strategy.

Here are some compelling reasons for doing this:

1)     You don’t have to sell your former employer on what you bring to the table. The employer already knows your work ethic, and there won’t be any surprises.

2)     You fit with the company. When employers interview potential employees, they are looking for fit. For people who are new to the company, employers don’t know if they will fit into the company culture or not. But when you are a former employee, this is not an issue.

3)     You have already established working relationships within the organization. Having relationships with people inside the company can really facilitate you being able to get your job done more quickly. Much of the work you do depends on working in partnership with other employees.

4) The learning curve will be relatively short. Since you know the company and you have worked there before, it won’t take you long to get up to speed with your work. This is a real plus for employers.

Now that you know why, from an employers’ perspective, you would be a good candidate for any openings with your former company, the next step is to throw your hat into the ring. You will need to reconnect with former co-workers and bosses to let them know that you are interested in coming back. It’s a good idea to start by putting out feelers to see if there are any positions that open that you would be qualified for. You can also take a former co-worker out to lunch to reestablish the relationship. It’s also a good idea to set up a networking meeting with a former boss to see how open the company would be to you returning. In addition, you can join any alumni groups that the company has on LinkedIn to reconnect with people in the organization.

Sometimes you can go back home again.  It’s at least worth a try.

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