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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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5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Chances of Landing an Interview

Have you ever thought, “If I can just get an interview, I can convince them that I am the best person for the job”?  Of course, that’s the challenge—getting the interview.  You may be highly qualified, but if you don’t land the interview, your chances of being hired are just about nil.

So how do you get that all-important interview?  Is there anything that you can do other than send out your resume and hope for the best?

Actually there are some things that you can do.  Try some of these suggestions:

  1. Analyze the job posting. After thoroughly reviewing the job listing, you should have a good idea of what the employer is looking for and how well your qualifications match the position’s requirements.  Make sure that your qualifications come through clearly on the   resume.  Recruiters will be looking for an exact match. In order to improve your chances of obtaining the interview, you need to make sure to include information from your background that matches the requirements of the job.
  2. Revamp your resume. If you haven’t updated your resume in awhile, chances are good that it needs a refresh.  Try to look at your resume with fresh eyes.  Is it visually attractive, and does everything on your resume align with your job target?
  3. Network with the right people. To better your chances of landing an interview with a company where you would like to work, it’s useful to network with people who work there.  One way to find employees who you know is to search LinkedIn.  When you enter the name of a company at the search bar at the top, you will get back a list of results of people who work there.  LinkedIn will tell you if they are first, second, or third level connections.  These are people that you need to network with.
  4. Find the recruiter and/or hiring manager. Even though job postings don’t often have the name of the recruiter or hiring manager, with a little sleuthing you can often find this information.   For one thing, as you do your networking with people on the inside of an organization, you can often obtain this information.  Second, you can search LinkedIn to find out who is in charge of the department where the opening is.
  5. Follow up, follow up, follow up. Follow up with people in your network, and follow up with recruiters and hiring managers.  Of course you don’t want to be a pest, but you do want to stay top of mind.  Demonstrate your interest in the position by staying in touch with people who can influence the interview process.

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