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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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Discover Why Recruiters Are Ignoring Your Resume!

Have you ever felt like the resumes that you send out go into a black hole?  Are you frustrated because you never hear back from all of the position that you apply for?  If so, you are not alone.  Unfortunately, it is very common that job seekers expend a lot of energy searching for jobs and sending out resumes, but they don’t always get a response from companies.

If you feel like recruiters are ignoring you, here are some reasons why:

1)      They never saw your resume. If you think that your paper resume is in a large stack that recruiters review to find the perfect candidate, you are probably wrong.  In most cases, resumes are scanned into a resume database, and recruiters use keywords to find appropriate candidates.  So without the right keywords, your resume is never viewed by a real person.  In other words, the recruiter never even saw your resume to make a decision on it.

2)      You threw in the kitchen sink. Some job seekers think more is better.  So they put in all the information that they can, hoping that employers will see that they are qualified.  But it is a major mistake to think that employers are going to play the role of career counselor for you.  If you don’t make it obvious that you are the right person for the job, you sink your chances of landing the interview.

3)      They couldn’t tell that you were qualified. If you are a person who has varied experience, you need to make an extra effort to streamline your resume so that it speaks specifically to the employer’s needs.  After you identify your job target, everything in the resume should support that target.  So for example, if your job target is IT specialist, then your resume should emphasize that.  Anything else that you have done (i.e., HR, accounting, marketing, etc.) must be secondary and should not take up as much as space.

4)      They already had someone else. It is a well-known secret that companies often post vacancies, but they already had an internal candidate primed for the position before the posting.  There’s not much you can do in this scenario.  You may not receive a call for an interview because the company was not seriously searching for a candidate in the first place.

5)      You were qualified, but not highly qualified. This happens pretty frequently.  You meet some of the qualifications, but other candidates were a better match for the position than you were.  In this case, just keep applying to vacancies.  Since you never know what the competition may look like for any posted vacancy, apply and see what happens.  If you were not the best match this time, it is likely that when you apply for another position, you will be.

*Is your job search going nowhere fast?  If you have been sending out a large volume of resumes and have gotten little response, you probably need a new resume.  Call 877-743-9521 today to get started with a resume optimized to generate results!

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