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What People Are Saying

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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THE BEST TWO WEEKS ON THE JOB

Congratulations!  You worked hard on your job search and landed a new position.  You’re ready to launch into working at your new organization, but you have a bit of unfinished business.  For the next two weeks you need to fulfill your commitment at your current company.

You may be tempted to give your company short shrift for the next couple of weeks because you know that you are leaving, but that is not in your best interest.  For one thing, even though you may be ecstatic about leaving, you don’t know what the future holds, and you may have a need to come back at some point.  Second, you don’t want to burn bridges because it tends to be a very small world in most professions. Burning bridges is a bad career move.  Someone that you work with today could be in a position to influence a hiring decision at another company tomorrow.

So how should you handle yourself your last two weeks on the job?  Here are some dos and don’ts to adhere to:

Do

Do your best work. Don’t give your employer reason to believe that you are slacking off and no longer care just because you are leaving.

Be willing to train your replacement. If someone is hired to fill your position, be thorough in training the person so that the work can continue to flow seamlessly.

Say goodbye to bosses and co-workers. Take the time to personally say goodbye to people that you have worked with so that they have good memories of you as you leave.

Tie up loose ends. To the best of your ability, don’t leave anything undone for the person coming behind you.

Don’t

Don’t give HR an earful during the exit interview. It may be tempting to unload when asked about the company, but it’s best to only give constructive criticism. You may be in a position later in your career to return to that company, and you don’t want to burn any bridges.

Don’t rub your new job in the faces of your co-workers. You may be happy to be leaving the company for a better opportunity, but don’t make your co-workers resent you for it. It’s best to leave on a good note.

By following these basic rules, you will leave on good terms, and you will not have to worry about having to mend faces later.  While it is true that a first impression is a lasting impression, it is also true that the last impression will be lasting as well.

To speak with a career coach about your career issues, call 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com.

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