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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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Are you stuck?  It’s pretty easy to get stuck.  As long as you are in a position that is considered safe, coasting is easy.  But what is considered safe and comfortable could lead you to later regrets. Time, once it passes, is gone forever.  You can’t go back to your 20s, 30s, or 40s and make different choices in terms of your career or anything else.

So what are the best ways to stay stuck?

1) Don’t improve yourself. All careers are dynamic over time.  In order to keep pace with the changes in your field you will need to engage in continuing education and perhaps formal education.  If you don’t improve yourself, you will be stuck, and if your “safe” job ever becomes unsafe, you will be in no position to compete with those who are current in the field.

2) Convince yourself that there is nothing else out there. This is a common assumption by people who feel stuck.  They assume that what they have is the best that they can do, so they don’t even attempt to find something more challenging or rewarding.  I always challenge my clients by saying, “You can’t make a good decision without good information.”  Test the waters by applying for positions to see if there is in fact something better out there for you.  If you find out that your assumption is true, at least you can rest in the fact that your assumption is substantiated by actual data.  But you may well find that your assumption was just that—an assumption.

3) Take the path of least resistance. Those who take the path of least resistance do the minimum amount to keep their jobs without testing their limits.  These are the ones who are the most likely to have untapped potential.  They don’t know what they are really capable of because they don’t try to move beyond their comfort zones.  They don’t offer new ideas, they don’t take on new projects, and they don’t move beyond  the rut that they are in.

4) Tell yourself that nobody else is happy either. This is just another version of “Everybody else is doing it.”  Somehow we generally feel better about doing something if we can justify it by thinking everyone is in the same position.  But you don’t need to be everybody else.  You can seek out opportunities in your current organization, or if nothing exists there, you can look outside of your organization for more challenge.

To help you get unstuck, talk to a certified career coach at 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com.