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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!

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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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Dos and Don’ts of a Truly Secure Job Search

As a member of the security industry, I find my conversations with business executives to be some of the most interesting. Many professionals ask for my opinions on the finer points of online safety.

To a younger generation, some of my advice would seem self-explanatory or even trivial:
• Make your accounts private.
• Don’t post anything you’ll regret.
• Consider your audience.

To a more seasoned group of businesspersons, courtesy and caution aren’t foreign concepts. However, if they’re not careful, they can lose sight of these guidelines in the digital space.

Quick tips for career success

No matter what stage your career is in or what trajectory it’s following, everyone from the CEO to the intern stands to gain from a few simple dos and don’ts. If you’re looking into your next position, remember:

Do customize your account settings. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or even LinkedIn, it’s on you to personalize your profile. You can set your account to private, but it goes well beyond that. For starters, it’s possible to tailor your account according to the type of person viewing it; here are some other ideas to get you thinking.

Don’t overstep your boundaries. Stick with what you know, and don’t fall into the temptation of following the herd. It’s great to embrace technology and change, but if you’re not comfortable navigating your way through social networking platforms, then let someone more qualified do it for you. Or better yet, let someone teach you.

Do know your friends. Many people are eager to network themselves to every corner of the web, but that may not always be the best thing for your career. It’s important to get to know the industry professionals and reach out to some people you wouldn’t have been able to contact otherwise. But ultimately, you don’t want your information in the wrong hands. Sharing details indiscriminately could not only compromise your job search but also your personal safety (more on that here).

Don’t be too hard on yourself. The web is infinite, so don’t get caught up in every single trend or platform – it’s not worth the mental strain. Instead, focus on what you’d like to learn and congratulate yourself on starting the next chapter of your life.

It’s a new world for upper-echelon workers who are adjusting to the new frontier of online safety. Let’s hear from you. Please, discuss what strategies got to you where you are, what strategies you’re using to maintain your standing, and what strategies you’ll use to secure your next job.

Guest Post by Elle Aldridge