Specializing in faster, more effective job searches!

Sign up for 5 Master Strategies to Land a New Job Through Social Media!

You will learn:

  1. The top social networking sites for job seekers
  2. How to leverage Twitter
  3. How to manage your reputation on Google
  4. How to effectively use job boards

Take advantage of this free career advice today!

What People Are Saying

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





  • Share

Contact Us:

captcha
LinkedIn Group, Expand Your Network

Find Us on:

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GETTING A JOB WHEN YOU’RE OVER 50?

If you are in the over 50 club and looking for a job, you may need to separate fact from fiction.  There are many myths about finding new employment when you are a mature worker.

Take this short quiz to find out how much you know about finding a job search when you are over 50.

1. LinkedIn won’t be effective for someone with so much experience. (True or False)

2. Finding a new job when you are a mature worker is next to impossible. (True or False)

3. One way to convince employers that you are right for the job is to show that you can learn something new. (True or False)

4. You will need to anticipate the interviewer’s questions and have good, thoughtful responses in order to show that you are the right person for the job. (True or False)

5. Your age can be an asset in your job search. (True or False)

Here are the correct answers:

1. LinkedIn won’t be effective for someone with so much experience.

False.  LinkedIn is a great way to showcase your experience, and since there are some employers who believe that mature workers can’t learn new things, you should use LinkedIn to demonstrate that you are tech-savvy.  You can upload PowerPoint presentations and link to major projects on your profile in addition to highlighting your recent work experience.

2. Finding a new job when you are a mature worker is next to impossible.

False.  Mature workers can find jobs if they learn the job search process in this new economy.  They also need a well-planned and well-executed job strategy to land a position that is right for them.

3. One way to convince employers that you are right for the job is to show that you can learn something new.

True.  You need to demonstrate that you are current with your skill set and that you have invested in yourself in terms of training.  You cannot afford to allow employers to assume that you are stuck in a previous decade.

4. You will need to anticipate the interviewer’s questions and have good, thoughtful responses in order to show that you are the right person for the job.

True.  By giving careful thought to what you will probably be asked at the interview, you will dramatically increase your chances of leaving the interviewer with a positive impression.  Without this type of preparation, you can easily be thrown off by an unusual question or draw a blank when asked a question that you should know the answer to.

5. Your age can be an asset in your job search.

True.  One positive attribute that is generally true of mature workers is that they are very stable.  They are far less likely to job hop than younger workers.  Given this reality, you can make it a point to approach companies that you know have high turnover.  The selling point for them is that you will not jump ship quickly.  Another way in which your age can be an asset in your job search is that you have a wealth of experience that can lend itself well to the field of consulting. Identify consulting firms that may value your experience.

Call to Career specializes in assisting mature seekers with landing new positions.  To learn more about how Call to Career can help you, call 877-743-9521.