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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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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

A Thankful Heart

As we in America pause this week to give thanks for all the blessings bestowed on us, I am thankful for all of you – my faithful readers. This is my 20th year in business and I’ve been writing my blog since 2005. I hope that something, even one seemingly small thing, I’ve written over the last almost 10 years has proved helpful as you’ve moved through your career. Happy Thanksgiving! May your hearts be overflowing with gratitude this week and throughout the coming year, for we truly are a richly blessed people. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Direction and Interview Skills Help Drive Your Career

Interviewing is an actual skill. Being able to sit in a room with a complete stranger and sell yourself takes courage and a desire to show your best side that is often difficult to showcase. Take the advice offered in... ... Read more

Holiday Job Search Myths—Busted!

The holidays are filled with myths.  One man can deliver toys to every child in the world in one night with flying reindeer.  A snowman that can walk, talk and sing just the same as you and me.  An elf that sits on a shelf in your home can keep children in line.  Children believe […] ... Read more

Make the Most of Holiday Parties

(This post originally appeared in 2011; I hope you agree that it’s aged well. ) December, right around the corner, is one of the busiest social seasons of the year. We probably attend more parties this month than any other. That can be a blessing and a curse if you’re in a job hunt or thinking about changing jobs next year. Here are some tips to help you survive – and maybe thrive.   ... Read more

Two Roads Diverged in Your Career Path Wood…And You?

Two Roads Diverged in Your Career Path Wood...And You? And you? If you're like many professionals, you know it's time to make another career move. The writing is on the wall, so to speak. You've either been in your current role for a bit longer than you intended, the corporate culture around you is shifting in a direction that you don't seem to fit into, or you just feel the itch. Whatever it is, it's time.   So you're thinking you should get your resume together. But as soon as you start talking to resume writers or reading through the latest career trends, you keep hearing the same mantra: "Your resume should be focused, focused, focused. The more focused, the more effective it will be."          
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How to ace assessment centres

In this second episode I speak with career expert, Denise Taylor as we explore the topic of assessment centres. Denise is an award winning career coach, best-selling author, and chartered psychologist, and she shares her experience of how to   ... Read more

[DARE #9] Let’s Get Rid of Your Sunday Blues

It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US. In cities across the US, many of us are celebrating our gratitude for family, friends, uplifting colleagues (notice how I said uplifting), and/or gracious clients. In ... Read more

Don’t Over Apologize at Work

Confidence is an essential ingredient for career success and over apologizing can sabotage how others perceive you at work. ... Read more

Applying to Small vs. Large Companies: What Are the Differences?

Before I list the differences between small companies and large companies from the job applicant’s viewpoint, let me list a couple of similarities: ... Read more