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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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You may have had a thriving network before you moved.  You had established ties, and you knew who you could call on depending on what your need was.  But how do you get started with building a network from scratch in a new city?  It can be a rather daunting task to start all over again.

Here are some ideas to help you start your new network:

Join the local chapter of a professional association. Professional associations are a great place to network. This is where colleagues in your field congregate.

Find an affinity group. If you are a woman or a member of an ethnic minority, you can usually find affinity groups that are either a subset of a professional association or are standalone groups. Some examples would be Women in Technology or the National Black MBA Association.

Search LinkedIn. LinkedIn has groups that are focused on different geographic locations. There is a technology group based in Oregon that is listed on LinkedIn, for example. By searching LinkedIn, you can expand your network online as well as in person. Some groups have meetups where you can extend your virtual relationships into in person relationships.

Volunteer. Find a cause that you are interested in and volunteer your time.   This is a great way to find likeminded people who can become part of your new network in your new city.

Take a class. By signing up for a course that is either for credit or not for credit, you will meet more people who live in your area.  It is likely that you will have group projects to complete, and that will give you the opportunity to get to know some of your classmates on a deeper level.

Attend conferences. By attending conferences that are related to your industry, profession, or just your personal interests, you will build your network.  You may have to push yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to get to know people at a conference, but it can really be worth it because you will be able to interact with so many people in one place.