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Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark

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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Your Working Life Podcast with Geri Stengel

Geri Stengel, authored Forget the Glass Ceiling: Building Your Business Without One. She is President of Ventureneer a content marketing and research company that helps companies generate visibility, thought leadership and loyalty. ... Read more

The Art of Failure and Why It’s Good for You

Years ago I was in an interview for a big freelance opportunity and my almost future boss asked me – “What was your biggest professional failure?” The question really freaked me out since   ... Read more

Job Searching Tools and Tricks to help Improve Your Career

Does your cover letter say “I” a lot? Are you a new mother who needs to go back to work but aren’t sure you are ready? Do you feel like you are stuck in an underemployment trap? All of these ... Read more

Applicant Tracking Systems, Part III: How to Help Your Resume through the System

In last week’s blog, I explained some of the myths and realities of Applicant Tracking Systems. Now it’s time to discuss how to raise the chances that your resume will be ... Read more

Understanding Different Challenges to Advancing Your Career

For some people the thought of keeping the job they currently have is a direct comparison to extensive dental surgery. For others the challenge can be heading back to work after years away to raise children. On the other hand ... Read more

Avoid Burnout & Advance Career – Get in the zone!

Flow−the experience we have when we’re “in the zone”−has been studied for decades by psychologist Csikszentmihalyi. During a flow state, people are fully ... Read more

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t: clichés on your résumé

The summary statement began with: “Results-oriented Marketing Professional…” As if my hand had a mind of its own, I circled Results-oriented and wrote “Ugh” next to it. I thought twice of erasing my first comment but in the end ... Read more

Video Interviews–A Shocker!

A while ago, I did a post on the trend in video interviews, including those in which the applicant basically responds to pre-set questions. This post is basically a somewhat alarming add-on to that.

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Technology & Succession Planning

Succession planning is a key part of the talent management life cycle. It is used to identify and develop high-potential employees to fill key leadership positions in the company over time, if and when the need arises. Many organizations recognize that this process ... Read more

Who Was That?!

It’s inevitable. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, occasionally we’re going to flip into full-on stress mode. And as you may have noticed, when you go there you become a radically different person! There’s a good reason for that, and it’s related to type.       ... Read more