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Thought Leadership Advisory Council

Michelle M. Carroll, MCDP,
GCDF-I, CCMC, Carroll Career Consultants, LLC


Jan Melnik, M.A., MRW, CPRW, CCM, Absolute Advantage

Stephen Van Vreede, MBA, ACRW, CPRW, CSSBB,

Ruth Winden, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, Careers Enhanced

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Welcome to Career Thought Leaders Consortium

to your global think tank of career industry thought leaders! Explore our blog and website for valuable information, expertise and innovation in career coaching, resume writing, job search, social media, online identity management, networking and scores of other topics related to lifelong employment and career fulfillment.

Introduction to the World of Type Dynamics

As an introduction to the world of type dynamics, here are a few pointers on how to find a type’s favorite (dominant) process:   ... Read more

How to Land an Interview: Add Online Comments

Chances are your prospective employer leverages the power of content marketing to draw in its audience. A plethora of companies have a blog on their website. Some write thought leadership papers and publish them online... Continue reading   ... Read more

The Madison Job Search Presentation

I arrived in Madison, Wisconsin last night about an hour after dinner closed at our hotel.  Drove through a torrential rain which kind of felt like driving through a waterfall for the last hour or so.  It was crazy stressful/fun. I’m sharing this because people want to know. They want to know there are options.  They want to know what to do.  They want to know that what they are going through is okay.  They want to know that they’ll get through this.  They want to know there is hope.   ... Read more

4 Reasons Why Those Cute New Shoes Aren’t Office-Appropriate

This isn’t a question of what’s fair or convenient. This is a question of fitting into law firms or other legal environments—which are mostly conservative […] ... Read more

Quick… there goes your company’s reputation!

Reputation is everything in this world to companies and candidates.

Companies will spend billions on brand marketing in 2015 to support their brands. We protect our personal reputation by the way we behave and the trail we leave. If this is true then why do companies scuttle that reputation by the way they treat employees? According to the 2015 Employer Branding Study published by CareerArc, 38% of employees who were let go share negative views of employers. These disgruntled former employees “leave at least one negative review of that employer on a review site, social media or with a personal or professional contact.”   ... Read more

Announcing Graduate of the Year 2015

Calling all recent graduates! Do you want to win amazing prizes and be crowned “Graduate of the Year 2015“? Well, look no further. Adzuna are offering YOU the chance to win a job, some cash and a foot in the door:

  1. An internship with a top UK company (including eBay, L’Oreal, Sony & Google)
  2. A cash prize of £1,000
  3. A CV clinic with a top UK entrepreneur
    ... Read more

The Power of Awe: 5 Proven Benefits to Experiencing Awe in Your Life

One of the themes at my leadership retreat last week was the power of awe. From the moment we arrived at the campus in Wisconsin, we were called upon to seek out awe-inspiring experiences.   ... Read more

Monday BigLaw Merry-Go-Round

Recent reports on lateral hires, financial data, salaries, and hiring trends in BigLaw. “The NLJ 350 Regional Report,” The National Law Journal “Growth — Or […] ... Read more

How To Become A Career Counselor or Career Coach

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I think I might want to do the same type of work you do, but I don’t know how to become a career counselor or career coach. Can you please tell me how to get started? Thank you, Future Career Counselor or Career Coach Dear Future Career Counselor or Career Coach, One […] ... Read more

Bad News if You’re Hoping for a Counteroffer

Global staffing firm Robert Half recently conducted a survey on counteroffers “based on interviews with more than 2,200 CFOs at companies in more than 20 […] ... Read more