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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.”

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6 RESUME MISTAKES JOB SEEKERS OVER 40 ARE PRONE TO MAKE

Has it been awhile since you updated your resume?  Are you afraid that you might send out a document that doesn’t generate interviews?  If you are over 40, it’s very possible that you are working from outdated information about resume writing.  When the economy was booming, it didn’t matter much what your resume looked like, but things have changed.

Here are some common resume mistakes that job seekers over 40 often make:

The layout is unattractive. First impressions are lasting impressions.  If the layout does not look crisp and professional, it will not attract the attention of recruiters and hiring managers.

The work history goes back too far. Many job seekers over 40 think that they have to take their work history back to their first job out of college.  All that is needed is the last 10-15 years of your work history.

The resume only highlights duties, not accomplishments. Job seekers often pull out their position descriptions and use them as the basis for a description of their work experience.  But seldom do they point out accomplishments on the resume, which are what distinguish them from similarly qualified candidates.  Other employees with similar job titles will have similar experience, but no one can duplicate your accomplishments exactly.

The document is too lengthy. Two pages is generally the maximum length for a resume.  However, many job seekers are not sure what employers are looking for, so they throw in everything and end up with resumes that are three or four pages long.  The resume needs to be concise and to the point.

Some job hunters use their employers’ email addresses on their resumes. Some people do not regularly check their personal email, so they use their employers’ email instead.  This sends a negative message to potential employers that the job seekers will not hesitate to use their equipment for personal use.

There are no keywords. Recruiters search their resume databases by keywords, so if a resume does not contain that keywords that recruiters are looking for, that resume will probably not be reviewed, no matter how qualified the applicant is.

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