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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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4 Reasons Why Taking a Temp Job Is a Smart Career Move

What do you think of when you hear the term temp job?  Perhaps you think of a clerk or receptionist making coffee and answering the phone.  Although there certainly are temp jobs like this, temp work has expanded to become much more than that.  Temp work now includes IT, accounting, human resources professionals as well as nurses and even executives.

So why might you include temporary work as one of your options as you embark upon a job search?  Here are some compelling reasons:

1)      It expands your network. When you are out of work, it can be a bit awkward to network.  Once your contacts know that you are unemployed, they tend to think that you are only contacting them to find a job.  And if your network is small, you can quickly go through your network as you seek to find someone who can help you land new employment.  But temporary work puts you in an environment where you naturally get to know other people in your field.  Even if there is not an immediate opening in the place where you temp, people there may refer you to jobs that they hear about.

2)      It gives you recent experience in the field. Sometimes a season of unemployment drags on longer than you anticipated.  In this scenario, the longer you are unemployed, the less appealing you are to employers because your experience is not current.  But temp work removes that barrier by giving you recent experience to put on your resume and to discuss during interviews.

3)      It gives you an opportunity to try before you buy. Without contacts inside a company, it is difficult to determine whether or not a company will be a good fit for you.  But when you work there as a temp first, you know what you are getting into.  You will have enough information to know whether or not this is a place where you will stay for a while.

4)      It is a good job search method. What better way to convince an employer that you are perfect for the job than to show them what you are made of?  No doubt you already know that many of the jobs that are posted publicly are already filled.  The employer simply posts the job to meet EEO requirements, but the employer already has someone in mind who either already works for the company or has been referred by someone in the company.  So if you want to overcome this hurdle of being able to catch the attention of the hiring manager when you don’t have an inside track, temp work is a great way to do it.

*Need help with your job search?  A certified career coach can help you reduce the time it takes to find that next job.  Call 877-743-9521 today!

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