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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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Do you complain about your job?  I think most people do.  But do you know the real source of your displeasure?  And more importantly, are you ready to do something about it?

If you know you hate (not just dislike) your job, here are some reasons why along with solutions to the problem:

You’re bored. If you can do your job with your eyes closed, it may be time for you to look for a new challenge. Maybe you need a larger scope of responsibility.  First try looking around in your current organization to see what opportunities may be available there.  But if there are no opportunities coming available in the foreseeable future, you should start looking outside of the organization.  Or, if you know that the organization where you are is your best option for now, then try to find something within the organization like mentoring or joining an organization-wide committee that will help you overcome your boredom.  Everyone needs a new challenge sometime.

You’re getting pigeonholed into one area. Within any given field there are different areas of specialization. To be well-rounded, you may need to broaden your experience. Taking on a new role can give you experience in other areas so that you are not one-sided.  See if you can take advantage of any opportunities to cross train so that you will not only be more valuable to the organization, but you can also position yourself to move into something else.

You know you can do more. If you have a nagging feeling that your current role is limiting and that you have much more that you can offer, it may be time to move on to a more challenging position that will stretch you.  Don’t just sit there and complain.  Get up and do something about it.  First, identify what that next challenge looks like and then create a plan for getting there.

If you don’t make a move now, you are likely to get stuck in a rut. It’s easy for human beings to stick with the familiar. But if you don’t take the risk of looking for something new, you can easily become overcome with inertia and miss out on an exciting career. As a career coach it is sad for me to hear people near the end of their careers expressing regrets because they did not take advantage of opportunities while they were available. It’s good to try new things and see where they will lead you.

The stress level is unbearable. Sometimes organizations are unrealistic in their expectations of employees.  Some organizations would rather burn out the employees that they have and demand that each person do the work of three or four people rather than bring on new hires.  If your stress level is more than you can handle, for your health’s sake you need to find a better solution.  Although there is obviously no perfect job or organization, you should try to find something that will not cost you your health.

The job is just a bad fit. Let’s face it.  Sometimes your personality and values clash with those of the organization.  No matter how hard you try, you will always be a square peg in a round hole in a company where you are very different from the other people around you.  In this type of situation, the best case scenario is where you just feel uncomfortable.  In the worst case scenario, you may be fired because you are a bad fit.  Keep in mind that most people do not get fired because of poor performance.  It is because there is not a good alignment between the person and the organization.  Don’t wait until the company makes a decision about your employment there for you.  Make plans to move on.  But make sure you do your research on the new organization first so that you don’t jump from the proverbial frying pan into the fire.

*Need help finding a job that you love?  Call to Career specializes in helping people do just that.  Call us today at 877-743-9521 or send an email to admin@calltocareer.com.

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