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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.

Lisa Rangel’s Rant: 5 Signs You Might Be A Delusional Executive Job Seeker

This is a great post on LinkedIn from Lisa Rangel: 5 Signs You Might Be A Delusional Executive Job SeekerTake a few minutes and check it out. Here are just some of my favorite quotes:   ... Read more

How to Customize Your Shares For Each Social Media Site

In today’s web-based society, there is a plethora of information available to us all, with more being generated each day. Posting and sharing useful content from your own blog, and external blogs, website, magazines and other credible sources will drive attention to you. While there are many tools that help you automate and duplicate your sharing, you’ll get the best results by customizing your messages for each site. Every social media platform has its own unique set of tools that can help you make richer connections. Let’s look at the three main active social media platforms and how to make full use of what they have to offer.   ... Read more

Monday BigLaw Merry-Go-Round

Recent reports on lateral hires, financial data, salaries, and hiring trends in BigLaw.

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LinkedIn’s Résumé Builder. Nope.

Irene McConnell has a post that I totally agree with: Why LinkedIn’s Résumé Builder Is A Massive Waste Of Time. I really haven’t met anyone who takes this resume builder serious, but if you are wondering, just read her post. ... Read more

Top 10 Questions about Legal Resumes from Junior Attorneys and Law Students

Here are my answers to the 10 most common questions from new attorneys and law school students that I’ve received over the years I’ve been a career strategist and resume writer for lawyers.

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Is Working Remotely For You? 5 Questions To Help You Decide

Have you ever considered trading in your daily commute, travelling several miles from home, for a commute where you’re travelling several feet to the closest computer in your home? More and more of my coaching clients are interested in exploring the option of working remotely, and according to an American Community Survey, there are 3.3 million workers who are already doing it at least half the time. Type ‘remote jobs’ into your search bar and you’ll find an abundance of sites dedicated to telecommuting. Sites like: Skip the Drive; Flex Jobs; Working Nomads;, Stack Overflow and oDesk pop up, to name a few – not to mention the remote job section on sites like Career Builder, Monster and Indeed. But is working remotely for you?   ... Read more

Schedule Time for Yourself First

Most of us are time starved so schedule time for yourself first to prioritize work/life integration each month. If you don’t look out for yourself, nobody else will! ... Read more

Your Working Life with Beth Buelow

Beth Buelow ACC, is the author of, “Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert” and the forthcoming “The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms.” ... Read more

Your Working Life with Marie Chevrier

Marie Chevrier is a young entrepreneur and founder of Sampler, a social sampling technology that helps Consumer Packaged Goods companies distribute digital offers through the power of peer recommendation. ... Read more

Resumes for People with Long Careers at One Company: Part I

A good friend of mine told me about his sister who had been out of work for almost a year. His sister refused to go to a professional resume writer because she had already sent out dozens of resumes with no success whatever. So why should she pay for a product that would not get her a job?     ... Read more