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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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Many people don’t give a lot of thought to managing their careers until it is time to look for another job or until retirement is staring them in the face and they realize what they have not accomplished.  To avoid this trap, here are some actionable tips to keep you on top of your career even as you are juggling other parts of your life.

1) Maintain your employability. It is a good idea to periodically check vacancy announcements to identify what types of certifications employers are asking for so that you can stay ahead of the game. Staying abreast of what is current in your field positions you well as a valuable employee, and it also makes you marketable just in case your job is eliminated.

2) Do an annual career checkup. Just as annual physicals are encouraged to detect any problems, an annual career checkup can help you identify any problems and correct your course if necessary. Perhaps you have had to make a temporary detour in terms of your career goals because of the economy.  It’s important for you to set goals for the upcoming year so that you can get back on track as soon as possible.

3) Make the best of what you have until you find something better. Use a company-sponsored tuition reimbursement program to your advantage. If your company offers tuition reimbursement, take classes that will enhance your resume. You might consider getting a certification in your field since certifications have become very common in many fields. If you do not yet have an advanced degree, you might consider using the tuition reimbursement program to obtain that degree to increase your marketability. That way, when the economy turns around you will be well positioned to move into a job that you really like.

4) Raise your visibility at work. Get involved in committees to increase your visibility in the organization and make a contribution outside of your department. Many large companies have committees to review processes or improve employee retention. Joining such a committee can expose you to other people in a large organization that you might not otherwise meet and can open the door for future job opportunities.

5) Strive for balance. Say no to opportunities that will violate your boundaries. For example, it might be flattering to be invited to be the committee chair of your professional association, but if you really don’t have the time to juggle this new commitment along with your other responsibilities, you need to decline.

For a 15-minute free consultation with a career coach about managing your career, sign up for your complimentary session at https://www.timetrade.com/book/N3C3Q.