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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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WHY HIRE A CAREER COACH?

You may be wondering why you should hire a career coach, particularly if you have been successful in your career thus far.

Consider these points:

  • The job market is worse now than it has been in the last 26 years. The national unemployment now stands at 9.7%, and the ranks of the unemployed are swelling (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/unemployment-rate-jumps-to-26-year-high-of-97-2009-09-04). Employers are shedding jobs faster than they are creating new ones. That means the competition for jobs has increased significantly since this recession began.
  • The traffic to job boards has skyrocketed. Traffic to job search sites, for instance, grew 51 percent in January from the same month a year earlier, according to comScore Media Metrix. (Traffic on Job Websites Jumps, Scripps News, March 13, 2009, http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/41702)
  • At the same time that traffic to job boards has increased, the number of postings has dropped. Despite the boom in traffic, many recruitment sites are taking a financial hit. Many charge employers to post openings, a far less frequent activity in these days of hiring freezes and layoffs. Indeed.com, a major job board, found that there were 119,171 postings for the accounting industry in January, down 53 percent from a year earlier. Postings in technology were down 43 percent to 395,629. The sectors that held up the best were health care, which was down 8 percent to 581,625 postings, and education, in which postings fell 9 percent to 62,933. (Traffic on Job Websites Jumps, Scripps News, March 13, 2009, http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/41702)
  • Executives in a job search now expect to spend an average of 10.1 months searching for their next position regardless of their employment status,” according to ExecuNet, a job board and networking site for senior level executives. (http://www.execunet.com/m_releases_content.cfm?id=4291)

What should you look for in a career coach? Here are a few tips from CNN Money:

  • Credentials Choose a coach who has formal training in coaching.

Cheryl Palmer is a certified executive career coach with training from the Career Coach Institute as well as a certified professional resume writer with credentials from the Professional Association of Resume Writers.

  • Credibility Your coach should be active and visible in the industry.

Cheryl has been quoted in the following media outlets: The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MarketWatch, The Ladders, ExecuNet, and HotJobs.

  • Testimonials A good coach will provide you with references from past clients.

Cheryl´s testimonials are publicly available on her LinkedIn page at http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylpalmer.

  • Fees You should know how much you will be paying up front.

All fees are listed on Call to Career´s website at http://www.calltocareer.com/store/

*Taken from the article How to Find the Right Career Coach, CNN Money, August 5, 2008

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  • Salary negotiation

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