Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cheryl Palmer Of Call To Career To Offer No Charge Resume Review And Articles To Senior Executives

Record unemployment hits senior executives and upper level managers

[March 1, 2009 - Silver Spring, MD] Layoffs, downsizing, company closures and the loss of jobs do not just affect the average American worker. In recent months, the economic downturn has affected upper level management and senior executives in record numbers. The competition for these upper level jobs is fierce as, on a percentage basis, the number of these types of jobs are fewer in number. Cheryl Palmer, a nationally known Certified Executive Career Coach and Certified Professional Resume Writer is now offering a no charge series of powerful articles on career development for anyone who might need them. In addition, she is also offering a no charge resume critique to executives and managers with an annual salary of $100,000 and above.

"The number of people receiving unemployment benefits", stated Ms. Palmer, "jumped to an all-time high near 5 million in February of 2009. As the economic downturn deepens, many executives are looking for professional assistance with finding new employment. With millions of jobs being shed at a rapid pace, many are looking for an edge over the competition. This service will help those who may not have been faced with the possibility of looking for new employment for many years. The articles and the resume review service is just my way of pitching in to help those who need assistance."

Ms. Palmer has achieved national exposure as a career expert. She has been quoted in media outlets such as CNN, The Ladders, ExecuNet, and HotJobs, and was recently interviewed for a soon to be published article in USA Today on the advisability of moving for a job in the current economic climate.

“In my work with executives I have seen that many of them are not representing themselves well, especially on paper” said Ms. Palmer, “In a shrinking economy with more competition for fewer jobs, it is critical to present yourself professionally to a potentially employer and demonstrate what you have done for past employers to give a hiring manager confidence that you will be a good hire. While executives may be experts in their fields, most of them are not experts at resume writing. That’s where professional assistance comes in. Those who take advantage of the free resume reviews will find out where they are missing the mark.”

The no charge resume critiques will be limited to the first 40 executives who apply and whose current salary is $100,000 and above. The articles are available to all at her website at

Call to Career was founded by Cheryl Palmer, M.Ed., CECC, CPRW. Ms. Palmer has more than 15 years of experience in the field of career development, and she is a Certified Executive Career Coach as well as a Certified Professional Resume Writer. Ms. Palmer's articles have appeared on CNN/Career Builder, ExecuNet newsletter (CareerSmart Advisor),, The Ladders, MarketWatch and on HotJobs, and will appear in USA Today. Also, she has been interviewed on Maryland Public Television, WMOV Radio, and JobRadio FM.

Call to Career provides resume writing as well as career coaching services such as career discovery, career assessment, and job search strategies, including interviewing and salary negotiation. Ms. Palmer is available for interview or comment by contacting her at the address below.

Cheryl Palmer M.Ed., CECC, CPRW
Call To Career