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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.”

Darrin Bailey

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Writing a resume is more difficult than you think.  When the economy was booming, it did not matter as much what your resume looked like.  But now the layout and the content of your resume can mean the difference between unemployment and employment.

You may be wondering what the definite no-nos are for the resume.  If you know what to avoid, you are in a better position to create a resume that generates interviews.  On the other hand, if you are inadvertently breaking resume writing rules, you could send out hundreds of resumes and get no responses at all.

Here are some common traps that people who write their own resumes fall into, broken down by category:

1) The font. Some fonts like Courier and Comic Sans definitely make the resume look unprofessional. These fonts simply don’t look crisp enough to convey a professional image. Arial, Times New Roman, and Calibri work much better.

2) The format. Since the typical job seeker does not know anything about resume design, this can be a pitfall. If you want your resume to be taken seriously, you need to use a resume design that gives a good picture of you as a professional. Use a resume template that shows off your background to your best advantage.

3) White space. Often job seekers scrimp on white space when they are trying to cover too much information on the resume. A resume that has virtually no margins and not enough space in between headings is a turnoff. Without getting into the heart of the resume, the reader already has a negative impression of the document.

4) Overuse of special features. When judiciously used, bold, italics, and underline features can be quite effective. But if they are overused, they hinder instead of help. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. The reader doesn’t know where to look, and the resume seems confusing when these features are overdone.

5) Pagination. Sometimes job seekers use a whole page for just two or three lines. If you have a page for that only holds a small amount of information, you need to go back to the previous page and see what you can condense or omit so that you will not spill over to the next page.

A professional resume writer who is skilled in crafting resumes can not only help you avoid these traps, but can also help you distinguish yourself from similarly qualified candidates.

To get started with your new resume, call 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com,

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