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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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5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A CAREER MENTOR

Mentoring is perhaps an overused term. Just about anyone can be considered a mentor. But when it comes to finding a mentor for your career, it means more than someone who is your boss or someone in your field that you look up to. A career mentor can shape the trajectory of your career.

Here are some compelling reasons why you need a mentor:

1) Someone to guide you. Even if you have already done well in your career, a mentor can help you achieve even more. Someone who is well placed in your field can open doors for you that might be more difficult for you to open yourself. A mentor can also give you guidance when you come to a fork in the road. It can be very helpful to have someone who has been down the road that you are on to give you some objective feedback.

2) Someone to refer you to opportunities. Another advantage of having a mentor is that this person can keep an eye out for you and inform you about opportunities that you are suitable for. Since most people get their jobs by being referred by someone that they know, this is a huge benefit of having a mentor who is in your corner.

3) A support system. It’s always helpful to have a professional support system. We need a support system in our personal lives, and we need a support system in our professional lives. A mentor can give you encouragement when you run into difficulties in your career and cheer you on even when you do not feel like going on. And this person can give you much needed perspective.

4) Foundation for a professional network. Having a great mentor, especially as you start your career, can jumpstart your professional network. This person can introduce you to others in his or her network, and those connections can be invaluable. There will be people who will take time for you because both you and they are connected to your mentor.

5) Knowledge base. A mentor can also share his or her wisdom and experience that has been accumulated over the years. By drawing on this knowledge base, you can avoid mistakes that your mentor has made. You can also leverage this knowledge base to advise you when you get into difficult situations.

So how should you get started? Take some time and think about who you already know that might serve in this capacity for you. You can approach this person and ask if he or she would be willing to mentor you. Be sure to spell out what kinds of things you are looking for so that you will both be on the same page.

If you cannot think of anyone in your network who could be a mentor, try looking at a professional association linked to your field for such a person. Since you have to pay to be a member of most professional associations, most members are serious about their fields when they join. A professional association could be a good source of potential mentors.

It may take a little time to find the right mentor, but as you can see, it will be well worth the investment.

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