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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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SHOULD THIS GO ON A RÉSUMÉ?

In our ever changing world, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the changes.  What’s in today is out tomorrow and vice versa.  If you have been fortunate not to have to look for a job in a while, you may not know what the trends are in resume writing.  And in this case, what you don’t know could hurt you.

So take this article as your roadmap.  This is your guide to what to leave in and what to leave out.

Mailing Address. It is standard to put your mailing address on your resume.  However, if you are posting your resume to a standard website like CareerBuilder or Monster, it’s best to omit your street address and just put the city and state along with your email address and cell phone number.  The reason for this is that you don’t want to give identity thieves information that could help them take advantage of you.

LinkedIn Profile URL. If you have a dynamic LinkedIn profile, then you should definitely include the URL for it on your resume.  It shows that you are social media savvy, and it can provide more information to an employer than a standard two-page resume.

QR Codes. These are not yet standard on the resume.  However, if you are looking for an IT job, this can be impressive if that QR code leads an employer to your LinkedIn profile or curated Google results for your name from a site like Vizibiity.

Objective. An objective is only necessary if you are a recent graduate with little to no work experience or if you are changing careers.  Otherwise, a professional summary is what should be at the top of your resume after your name and contact information.  The professional summary is just five or six lines that gives employers a teaser of who you are and how you can add value to the organization.  The rest of the resume supports the professional summary.

GPA. You only need to include your GPA from your undergraduate and graduate education if you have a recent degree and only if your GPA is impressive.   If your degree(s) is more than five years old, you can feel comfortable leaving off your GPA.  And if your degree is recent, but your GPA was less than stellar, still leave it off.  You want to put your best foot forward in this very important document.

Personal Information. As a general rule, it is best to omit personal information such as hobbies or even involvement in organizations whose names clearly connote a religious affiliation or political preference.  However, in some cases it can be worth the while to include personal information.  An example would be mentioning a sport as a hobby if you are applying for a managerial position with a sportswear company.  Or you might mention political preference if you are applying for a position with a presidential campaign.

References. You should not include references on your resume.  It is assumed that you will furnish a list of your references at the time of the interview.

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