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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.”

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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.”

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Posts Tagged ‘resume accomplishments’

December 9th, 2016
THE 5 BIGGEST RESUME MISTAKES THAT WILL DOOM YOUR CANDIDACY

Even though some are predicting the end of the resume with the advent of sites like LinkedIn, the truth of the matter is that resumes are still very much alive. And because they are alive, it is critical that you know what you should and should not include on this very important document. After all, what’s the point of sending out your resume if it gets no results?

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November 4th, 2016
5 WAYS TO REINFORCE YOUR BRAND ON THE RESUME

What is your brand? This is a very common question these days since branding has become such a hot topic, not just for companies, but for individuals. As part of this process, you need to determine what you want to be known for. After you have identified your unique qualities (there may be several), think about which ones you really want to market to a potential employer. There is no point in emphasizing skills that you no longer want to use or skills that employers are not interested in.

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March 4th, 2016
POSITIONING YOUR RESUME FOR A LEADERSHIP ROLE

Do you feel ready to move into an executive position? Maybe you have been at a senior professional level for a few years, and you want to make the move into leadership. How do you make that leap? You have proved yourself in terms of mastering your role as an individual contributor, but leadership requires a different skill set.

Here are some tips for truthfully representing your skills while demonstrating to potential employers that you are ready to transition into management.

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September 18th, 2015
5 Executive Resume Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Before you start your job search, of course you need a crisp resume. You may decide to do it yourself, but if you do, there are some pitfalls to look out for. You want your resume to look as executive as you are.

Here are some common mistakes that executives make when writing their own resumes:

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May 1st, 2015
DON’T THINK YOU NEED A RESUME? THINK AGAIN!

As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I hear it all the time. Some super loyal worker is now scrambling to put a resume together after not needing one for 10, 15, or 20 years. This person was very stable and dedicated to the employer, but alas, the employer was not dedicated to the worker. And so there comes a parting of the ways, and now this loyal, unemployed worker is struggling with searching for a job in an entirely new job search landscape. The resume that used to work in days gone by is now totally passé, and the person who never needed a resume before now doesn’t know how to write one for today’s economy.

If you are feeling pretty secure in your job and with your employer and feel that you don’t need a resume, think again!

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April 10th, 2015
3 REASONS WHY YOU DIDN’T EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW

You don’t know what happened. You saw a position that you really wanted, and you labored carefully over your application package. You made sure that your resume and cover letter were error-free. And yet, you received a thanks but no thanks letter. The form letter simply thanked you for applying but then stated that they chose someone else.

Here are some reasons that even a great application may be rejected:

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February 10th, 2015
5 REASONS YOUR RESUME ISN’T WORKING

You may have sent out many resumes, but you are frustrated because you have gotten little to no response. And perhaps the responses that you have received from posting your resume to large job boards are completely unrelated to your field.

Here are some reasons that your resume is not working for you:

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August 15th, 2014
LIE ON YOUR RESUME? NOT SMART

Robin Anthony Toogood had a stellar career in education in the Washington, DC area. He was a beloved principal until officials discovered that the claims on his resume were not true. Instead of having a PhD, he was a college dropout. For 15 years he lived a lie, but that all came to an end after a routine background check.

What is the moral of this story? Lying on your resume is not smart. Even if you appear to get away with it for awhile, it is likely that the truth will catch up with you at some point.

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April 4th, 2014
5 PHRASES THAT KILL YOUR RESUME

Although your resume alone won’t land that new position for you, it is a very important piece of the job search process. After all, your resume is typically the first thing that employers see about you. In most cases, before the employer meets with you to get a visual, verbal, and nonverbal impression of you, your resume must pass muster with the recruiters. In a competitive job market, your resume is often your calling card to career success.

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January 18th, 2013
5 RESUME MISTAKES THAT COULD HURT YOU

Your resume is one of the first things an employer sees from you, and therefore you want to make it perfect. You have done your research and have seen the common mistakes and myths out there. You eliminated the objective from the top of your resume, used professional language instead of slang to promote your past successes, and triple checked for any spelling errors. While you may think that your resume is perfect because you nailed those basics and avoided errors that weaken your resume, there are other frequently overlooked items on a resume that could make or break your chances at landing an interview with the company of your dreams.

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