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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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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.

4 Clues Your LinkedIn Strategy Is Working

It easy to invest a lot of time and effort into social media, and figuring out your return on investment (or ROI) can be difficult task. So how can you tell if your hard work is starting to pay off? 1. Your Search Appearances And Profile Views Have Increased. This means your profile is circulating […] ... Read more

8 Places You Didn’t Think to Look for a Job

When people are on the job hunt they often make the mistake of assuming that all the jobs that are available to them are on giant job boards. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, speaking as a recruiter, I can tell you from firsthand experience that ... Read more

To Sign or Not to Sign: That is the Question

What is one or two pages long and ties your hands for one or two years? A non-compete. Ever sign one? A recent client, Colleen, had that opportunity recently and wanted some advice. ... Read more

Do you aspire to live a stress-free life? You might want to reconsider.

STRESS. Just the word brings on a quickening of my heartbeat, a tightening in my chest and upper back, and a narrowing of my brow. These are the signs of stress for me. When my stress level gets really high, I might feel a pulse in my left temple that is alarmingly out of my control. Stress is not a ... Read more

The One Skill Every Job Searcher Needs

What is the one skill every job searcher needs no matter what their occupation or experience level?  It’s a skill that some people have naturally, and others have to develop.  Sometimes you have this power in abundance and other times it’s in short supply.  One thing is for sure if you are looking for a […] ... Read more

10 ways to prepare before leaving your job

One of my good friends is gainfully employed as an accountant at a large company. He’s pulling in a nice salary and enjoying the great things in life. But he’s worried about his future with the company for which he works. He’s probably no different than most people. No job is entirely secure. No job. We had a […] ... Read more

Day 35 of 100 Days to Career Clarity

My daughter had this question in her 8th grade English class for the first day of school as an icebreaker: If you could design a lesson and teach it right now, what would the topic be? I think my daughter said aquaponics would be her topic. She could pull that one off, too.   ... Read more

How to Tell When Your Work Mindset Becomes Toxic

Every week, I meet people who are genuinely baffled why they aren’t more successful. They are smart, confident and capable… but their career just hit a stone wall. The reason it’s so easy to find ... Read more

How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know

  From expert tips to cover letter examples, we’ve got you covered. Distinguish yourself with your cover letter- what tip do you like best. ... Read more

Chasing After the Low-hanging Professional Fruit: Part III

In Part I of this series, I started out by talking about what makes us move from the ordinary into the extraordinary, questioning the clichés we often hear when it comes to the use of "excellence." In Part II, I started discussing some things that ... Read more