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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


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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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Find a Conventional Job

Job searching can be a difficult and frustrating experience. With today’s plethora of job search options, it can be difficult to even know where to start, let alone how to make yourself stand out against dozens of other job applicants. One of the things you can do to set yourself above the rest is to use social media in your job search.
Here are a few of the ways you can do that.

1. Build your professional profile online.

LinkedIn is a social media platform designed specifically for professional connections. If any employer does a LinkedIn search attempting to fill the newest job posting, your name may pop up. In addition, you can include the link on any job applications or resumes, so if they want to find out more of your many qualifications, they can follow that link and see what you have set up for yourself.

2. Use job search apps.

Applications such as Layar on the iPhone allow you to view open positions at companies near your location, which is an excellent time saver if you’re searching for a job in a specific neighborhood or in a
city you’re not as familiar with. Other apps, like CareerBliss and Real-Time Jobs, allow you to easily read professional listings and apply on their website. Traditional paths are not the only way to find jobs now.

3. Create a video resume.

Pull together a short video explaining your qualifications and experience and post it on a video website such as YouTube. This move will separate you from other job applicants, as it is a unique and unusual way of approaching the question. You don’t have to have expensive camera equipment to film a good video resume, but you do have to make sure you come across as personable, experienced and
friendly.

4. Connect with people.

For each company you are interested in working with, try starting up a conversation with them on Twitter or their Facebook page. If you can find the name of their hiring director, you might be able to strike up a friendship with him or her over the Internet before you even ask them if there’s a job position open. The more you and the company are on friendly terms, the better.

5. Advertise yourself.

Using Google AdWords, LinkedIn ads or Facebook social ads, you can actually create an advertisement for yourself. Any potential employers who read your resume and do a Google search for your name will find these ads, which will tell them more about who you are. The more you can advertise yourself in a positive, job-centered way across the Internet, the more likely it is that a company will see that and be
impressed.

Incorporating social media into your job search gives you access to new opportunities, sets you apart from the crowd, and allows you to get comfortable with using technology to further your personal brand.  Start using some of these web-based tools today and make your job search more productive.

Elisabeth uses social media to promote every aspect of her career, which is especially helpful with her position working with http://www.epromos.com

You can connect with Elisabeth at: http://wwww.facebook.com/elisabeth.crane.7

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