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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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WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?

One interview question that you should prepare for is, “Why do you want this job?”  Now it may be that you want the job because you need a job (you’re unemployed) or you badly want to get out of the job you are in (you’re unhappily employed).  But of course neither of these reasons will be compelling to a potential employer.  You need to come up with a reason that not only works for you, but also for the employer.

Here are some ways that you can answer this question to the satisfaction of your interviewer:

Tie your background and skills to the requirements listed on the vacancy announcement.  Don’t assume that the interviewer will automatically see what a great fit you are with the company based on your resume alone.  You need to make the match explicit in the mind of the interviewer.  Talk in specific terms about how you have used the skills the company is looking for in previous positions.

Speak enthusiastically about what you know about the company based on your research. Your company research should prepare you to speak knowledgeably about the company’s products or services, its customers, and any new initiatives that are coming down the pike.  Again, you should make it clear that you are a great fit because of your previous experience and your knowledge of the company’s needs.

Talk about how the company’s mission fits with your personal mission. You can usually view a company’s mission statement on the company website.  In preparing for the interview you should think about the alignment between the company’s mission and yours.  If the company mentions in its mission statement that it has a commitment to the highest level of customer service, for example, you can speak about your commitment to customer service and tell a story about how you have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide customer service in an emergency situation.

Discuss how your values align with the company’s values. Many companies list their values statements on their websites.  By reviewing a company’s statement prior to the interview, you can prepare to talk about how your values are in harmony with the company’s and make a good case for being hired.  So if the company lists integrity as one of its values, you can talk about how important integrity is for you and even give a personal example of how you have demonstrated integrity on the job in the past.

So when an employer asks you why you want the job, you can give an answer that will confirm for them that you will be a great new hire.

For one-on-one assistance to make you really shine during an interview, call 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com.

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