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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

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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Everyone wants a perfect interview, but as the old saying says, “The plans of mice and men oft go awry.”  It is too easy to get rattled when things don’t go as planned, but how you react to a mishap can mean the difference between landing the job or being remembered as the person who flubbed the interview.

Here are some things that can go wrong in the interview as well as ways to rebound:

Your phone rings. This is very embarrassing because you should have turned the ringer off before going into the interview.  The best that you can do is find your phone quickly and turn it off.  And of course you need to apologize.  You will need to do an outstanding job on the interview for the interviewer to forgive you and overlook this faux paus.

You’re late for the interview. If you realize when you are on your way to the interview that you can’t avoid being late, call the company from your cell phone and explain the situation.  It’s best to store the number in your phone before you leave home just in case this happens.  Even if you leave yourself plenty of time to get to the interview, there is always the possibility that there may be an accident or the road or that there is construction that you were not anticipating.

You call the interviewer the wrong name. If you realize it in time, you can correct yourself and say the right name, and of course you need to apologize for making that mistake.  If you don’t realize until after you get home, you can follow up with the interviewer in your thank you letter and make sure that you use the correct name.

You gave a bad answer. If you answer an interviewer’s question and you realize that you didn’t do well on that question, take a moment, think about it, and then say something like, “Let me rephrase that.  You may be able to salvage the interview by doing this.

A storm comes up on your way to the interview. If you didn’t take an umbrella with you, this can definitely be an interview disaster.  A heavy downpour can ruin your suit or dress as well as your hairdo.  If you show up to the interview looking drenched, the best way to handle it is not take yourself too seriously.  Explain what happened, laugh about it, and move on.

To prepare yourself for anything that you might encounter in that all-important interview, talk to a certified career coach at 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com to schedule an appointment.

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