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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 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Hired

If you find yourself stuck in your job search in the midst of a booming job market, it’s time to reflect on what may be going wrong.  As they say, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  If you are unknowingly doing something wrong, and you continue to do what you’re doing, you will get the same results.

So let’s look at some reasons why your job search is not fruitful:

1)      There is negative information about you online that hasn’t been addressed. Negative information can take several forms.  It could be something that you posted online that presents someone or some group in an unflattering way.  It could also be that someone has posted something negative that shows up on your social media profile or wall.  Even though you didn’t post it, if it shows up in connection with you, that post could negatively impact your chances of being hired.

2)      You have no digital presence. In this case it is not the fact that there is digital dirt that is hurting you.  Rather, it is that you are not online at all.  While this may not seem harmful at first glance, not having an online presence can signal to recruiters that you are not social media savvy, and that is an expectation these days.

3)      Your resume never sees the light of day. Unfortunately, this happens to a lot of job seekers.  If you do not have the appropriate keywords on your resume, recruiters will not find you when they search the resume database.  Since you will never be contacted by recruiters letting you know that you are not showing up in their searches, you may not have any idea what is going wrong.

4)      Your resume doesn’t reflect your true capabilities. Sad to say, there are many great workers who do themselves a disservice by writing their own resumes when they are not resume writers.  They don’t know how to match their qualifications to the requirements of the position outlined on the job posting, so they don’t land interviews.  Without an interview, you don’t get a job.

5)      You blow it at the interview. Your resume was clearly good enough to land you the interview, but if you don’t live up to what your resume promised in person, again, you don’t get the job.

Identifying what is going wrong in your job search is the first step towards correcting the problem(s).  But you may need help with presenting yourself online, on paper, and in person so that employers see how valuable you are.

*If you are in a job search and are not seeing results, stop trying to do it yourself.  Get professional help.  A job search expert is waiting for you at 877-743-9521.

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