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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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Does your profile need a refresh?  Here is an easy way to find out.  Your LinkedIn metrics tell the story.  If you take a look at the number of people who have viewed your profile, and the number is low, that is probably an indication that you need to make your profile more attractive so that you get more visitors.

So what can you do to make your profile more appealing?  Here are five quick tips:

Improve your photo. Take a critical look at your current picture on LinkedIn.  Is it a candid that is more appropriate for Facebook?  If so, invest the money in a professional photo.  You want to project a professional image.

Improve your headline. Did you ever take the time to change the headline from the default to your most recent job title?  If you haven’t, you are missing a golden opportunity to define for employers what you can do for them.  This tagline shows up every time you interact on LinkedIn, so give some real thought to what you want to convey to the LinkedIn audience.

Improve your summary. Since the summary is near the top of your profile, it has to have some punch in order to capture the reader’s attention.  If it doesn’t say much, you don’t motivate readers to go any further.  Think of it as your elevator pitch in writing.  What can you say in short amount of space that immediately conveys the value that you add to an organization?

Improve your experience section. If your experience section doesn’t highlight accomplishments, it definitely needs improvement.  Too many LinkedIn users simply give the bare essentials on their profiles—job title, company name, and dates.  This is not enough information to motivate an employer to contact you for an interview.  Give more detail about what you have done.

Improve your recommendations. You might be wondering, “How can I improve my recommendations?”  For one thing, you can increase the number of recommendations that you have on your profile by asking people you know.  Secondly, you can improve the quality of your recommendations by giving your references guidance on what you want them to say.  You don’t have to write the recommendations for them, but based on your job target, you can tell them what aspects of your background you want them to focus on for the recommendations.  This will give you more substantive recommendations that are meatier than ones that basically say, “Jim is a nice guy.”

*Are you struggling with making your profile appealing to employers and recruiters?  Get help today!  Call 877-743-9521.

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