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


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

Ruth Winden, CCMC, CJSS, CSMCS, Careers Enhanced

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Midlife Career Change–And Other Times, Too

The phrase “midlife career change” is nothing new. It’s something that’s been occurring for decades, maybe even centuries. However, there are some aspects these days that might make career change–midlife or otherwise–more challenging or at least challenging in different ways than in the past.

Midlife Career Change–What’s Involved

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A Systematic, Process-Oriented Job Search #LizRyan

I’m a sucker for a good job search story.  Enter a LinkedIn article by Liz Ryan, where she shares an awesome, inspiring letter from one of her job seeker clients, and then her reply.  Please read the entire thing – it’s kind of long but if you are in a job search, this will give you a boost that you just can’t get enough of! How Doug Got Hired After Two Years of Searching         ... Read more

Day 64 of 100 Days to Career Clarity

How much money do you think you’ll make in your lifetime?
How did you get to the number you listed? What do you have to believe in order to have written this number?     ... Read more

[Infographic] Social Media for Recruitment

In the past, in order to recruit employees you have to advertise opportunities in the local papers or hire local advertising agencies to put up bills on sidewalks and light posts. Today, ... Read more

Yes, You Can be Thankful for Job Loss

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. — LaoTao  A friend of mine was recently let go after 7 years at her employer. She was surprised, angry, and devastated. Now my friend, the new jobseeker, enters a season of transition. She’s never been unemployed. She’s financially savvy, so she’s saved for emergencies and will get through this period without too many financial constraints. But as she explains it, she can’t believe she’s even in this position. While she was hoping to be rewarded for her loyalty, she’s been thrust into the job search market. With her permission, I tell my friend’s story and talk about the different ways I advised her on how to look at her situation.   —   ... Read more

New Book: Tell Stories, Get Hired

Tell Stories, Get Hired is finally here! PRESS RELEASE Brampton, ON, November 25, 2014 – Job layoffs, a competitive job marketplace, and hiring freezes have put a lot of pressure on job seekers to stand out and be noticed. Those concerns should be alleviated by “Tell Stories, Get Hired”, a new book which demonstrates how job seekers can leverage their stories to convince hiring managers and recruiters to hire them over their competitors.   ... Read more

The Two Interviewing Formulas You Must Know

In the world of career development the terms “STAR” and “CAR” get thrown around a lot. You may have even heard these acronyms on your job hunt. Some people use them interchangeably, which can lead to some confusion for candidates. We’re here to give you a breakdown of each acronym so give you a better understanding of them. When to Use Them ... Read more

Today I am thankful for…

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” ? Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
Katherine says, This year I am thankful to celebrate and grow every day. I am especially thankful for…   ... Read more

4 Tips for Writing Effectively, Concisely and Truthfully

Share On November 20, I was featured in the article English Essay Tips from the Experts, a compilation of writing tips from several experts. These tips are valid for anyone writing any type of letter or essay. Remember them as you compile holiday letters and college application essays in the upcoming weeks!     ... Read more

Backwards Advice? Keep Your Clients “IN” Their Comfort Zone!

We’ve heard for years that “results come outside the comfort zone”! “Stretch yourself!” “Think outside the box.” To some degree those statements are true. And yet, from what we know about brain-based research, there’s evidence that urging people to shift outside of their comfort zone may actually be less effective. Here’s why. The Red Zone […] ... Read more