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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!

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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Many people feel that they can’t negotiate because it’s an employer’s market.  Others don’t feel comfortable with negotiation because they are not sure how much they can actually command in the marketplace.

Here are some questions related to salary negotiation that you need to be able to answer before you are ready to enter into the negotiation process.

How can you research salary information for your industry, your position, and your experience level?

Job hunters will get a ballpark figure of what they can expect in terms of salary if they do their research on sites like salary.com. Also, it is a good idea to look for salary surveys done by professional associations linked to your field.

How can you research what other people get paid?

Glassdoor.com is a good place to start when searching for this type of information. Employees from many companies post such information on this site.

What factors are important to consider when evaluating your own worth?

After reviewing several job postings for your field, you will have a good idea of what types of skills and experience employers are looking for. If you have 90% to 100% of what employers are asking for, you are in a strong position to negotiate for salary that is at the top of the salary range. You have to know where you stand with your skill level before you are in a position to negotiate.

Of course you also have to know what the market will bear. Your current or previous salary may not be a good indicator of what the going rate is now. That’s why salary research is critical.

If you can find the information, it also is useful to know where the employer that you are applying to stands relative to other employers in your field. For example, some employers want to be known as great employers, so they are generous with salary and benefits. Other employers are average when it comes to compensation, and still others are at the low end of the totem pole. Being armed with this type of information can guide you when you are negotiating salary so that you know what to push for.

Make sure that you are ready to negotiate by scheduling negotiation coaching with a certified career coach at 877-743-9521.

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