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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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5 THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN YOU GET FIRED

Being fired is traumatic.  Your self worth can really take a hit.  It’s easy for your emotions to control you instead of you controlling your emotions when you are feeling vulnerable because you lost your job.  But there are some things you should definitely not do in this type of situation:

1. Don’t panic. Your mind may be flooded with all types of negative thoughts.  You may start to think that you will never get another job or that you will soon be homeless.  Panic won’t’ help you, but a well-laid plan will.  Take the time to do an inventory of your skills and match them against what employers are looking for in posted vacancies.  Then lay out a plan for what your job search schedule will look like on a daily and weekly basis so that you stay on track.

2. Don’t sound off on social media. It may be tempting to vent on social media to your friends, but there is always a possibility that other people may view your posts, even if you have your settings on private.  Don’t take the risk of sabotaging your career by expressing yourself online.  You can vent over the phone to a friend, but using social media is not a good idea.

3. Don’t refuse outplacement services. Not everyone receives outplacement services, but even some of the people who do are not aware of how valuable they are.  You can learn the latest job search techniques, practice your interviewing skills, and receive help with your resume through an outplacement service.  And the outplacement service can help to relieve the loneliness that usually comes with looking for a job by yourself.

4. Don’t go on an interview until you have a good handle on your emotions. It can be quite devastating to lose a job, and there are a lot of emotions that are associated with such a loss.  It is normal to feel sad and/or angry.  But these emotions can ruin your prospects of landing another position quickly if you let them seep into your voice when you are interviewing.

5. Don’t speak negatively of your former employer. Even if your former employer was dead wrong, it is a bad idea to say anything negative, especially in an interview.  The employer is likely to assume that you are wrong, and that your negative statements are just sour grapes.

For professional assistance with dealing with the trauma of being fired and for personalized help with how to handle interviews, talk to a certified career coach at 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com.