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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.

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


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4 WAYS TO KILL YOUR CAREER QUICKLY

Most people think of ways to advance their careers, and that can be a positive thing.  But there are also ways to kill your career that employees don’t always think about.  Whether you realize it or not, you can derail your career pretty quickly if you commit a faux paus that is considered serious enough by your boss or potential boss.

Here are some career killers:

Posting inappropriate pictures on the Internet. Even if you adjust your settings to the highest privacy level on social media, there is still the possibility that someone may find any inappropriate pictures that you post. One teacher lost her job because one of her students somehow hacked into her account even though she had the highest privacy level available on the settings on Facebook. She had posted pictures of herself drinking while on vacation. That was enough to get her fired.

Lying on your resume. Many people don’t think much about lying on their resumes. They think everyone does it, so it must be okay. But inaccurate information on the resume has caused even executives to lose their positions. It’s not worth sabotaging your career over the long term for short term gain.

Badmouthing the boss. This is another potential career killer that seems harmless because most people seem to engage in it. However, saying something negative about the boss to the wrong person can be the highest form of self sabotage. And even if you speak negatively about the boss to someone you trust, there is always the possibility that someone else with a different agenda might overhear your conversation.

Not projecting a professional image. By taking the casual in business casual dress too far, you can easily convince your employer that you are not professional. You can also come across as unprofessional by talking about issues that are very personal in the hearing of your co-workers and boss. If you work for an organization that takes your dress and personal demeanor very seriously, you could endanger your career by violating written and unwritten company rules.

It may take years to build a professional reputation that puts you on a great career track, but it can take one slip to send your career cascading downwards.  Make sure that you avoid these career killers so that your career will thrive, not die.

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